I need new shocks and at least one new spring since one is sagging. I'd like you to help me decide what to get. I have an 87 Accord with the original Fittipaldi body kit which makes the car very low to begin with and is, other than the price I'm getting them for, the main reason I'm interested in the Tokico springs. They have a 1" drop as opposed to at least 1.5" from any other spring H&R being recommended sprigs around here .
So as far as the springs go my options in the order of preference are:
$50 Free S&H (from the Market Place) - Tokico 1" drop, front 66% rear 63% over stock stiffness
$149 + $25 S&H - H&R 1.5" drop, front 26% rear 41% over stock stiffness
As far as shocks I'm thinking of going with revalved Bilstens in the front, Tokico blues in the back and either Tokico or H&R springs.
Revalved Bilstens in the front due to them being the only readily available shock that can handle aftermarket springs without bounce in the front seeing that Koni Special reds are impossible to find and Tokico blues just don't cut it in the front.
Tokicos in the back because they are cheaper and will, if I'm not mistaken, offer satisfactory performance there.
As you may have realized price is my primary concern. Car is a daily driver and gets 60 miles a day mostly on the highway. I don't race, but I do drive agressively. Unless someone manages to persuade me that the softness and quality of the D&H springs is worth the money compared to Tokicos even despite the 1.5" drop as opposed to 1" I'm going the cheap route.
One thing I'm worried about is this:"Increase the front MORE than the rear and you will have more understeer." as quoted from the sticky thread. Am I going to be happy with Tokico springs in the setup as described? Are Tokico blues going to give satisfactory performance in the back? If answer to both of these questions is no, than going with aftermarket springs is going to be more money than I'm willing to spend and probably more than I paid the car to begin with.
Another option is to replace the sagging spring with a good one from my parts car and just use 4 Tokico blues or any other shocks you may recommend as superior with the stock springs.
Thanks for your input.