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Lowerd my EX

hey guys i lowerd my EX on ebay coils its as low as it can get i was wondering if i could just remove the coilover sleeve to get her a bit lower any input would help heres the car




paulhutchi

the coil-over sleeve's are designed to protect you shocks...

I would suggest going for Eibach springs and shortened shocks, it works well.
Motormat

paulhutchi wrote:
the coil-over sleeve's are designed to protect you shocks...

I would suggest going for Eibach springs and shortened shocks, it works well.



really =[ what about the stock suspension there isnt nothing protecting that ill look more into it before i try it thanks for the feedback though
~Sp33~

Removing it isn't going to make the car any lower.
Motormat

maybe your not getting at what im asking =x lol heres a pic of what i would remove if i removed this the spring would sit alot lover just wondering if it would be bad to run it without this thanks guys sorry for noob questions =\


Proper282

I've heard of people doing this before,, but not sure what Kid of results it gets you. My sedan is lowered on what looks to be some generic coilovers with the sleeves still intact, and that thing is practically on the floor! maybe its just the setup you have. I'll be saving to get a Function/Form set pretty soon, but not sure if I'll be able to go as low as I am now  Sad

It's always nicer to have a matched set of coils & struts. That way you know the 2 are designed to work together
Motormat

yah i plan on getting a new setup sometime but for the time being im running ebay coilovers on the stock struts =\ ill pull em and see what happens
Xian

LOL.  Too funny.

Running stock shocks you say?  I assume that you've still got the uneven, stock lower spring perch right?  There's a big part of your problem.  The stock spring perch was designed for the progessive rate stock spring.  the stock spring is formed to fit into the lower perch.  This perch was never designed to accept a coilover sleeve like what you're using... it WILL but it's not ideal as it doesn't have a level surface for the sleeve.  You can pull the sleeve and run w/o it... it won't be any better or worse than having it there BUT it will lower the car a bit more.  The downside to using the stuff you are on stock springs is that you can have problems getting them to "seat" properly if unloaded.  This could potentially be unsafe if one of the comes unseated going over a big bump while you're driving.  It's unlikely but possible.  Also, don't forget to trim the bumpstops a little as you'll have a really bouncy right if you end up crusing around on them.  Lastly, you'll want to zero out your toe (front and rear) once you get the ride height set.

FWIW, if you had the right shocks that were designed to accept a coilover sleeve, the entire assembly would be lower and you could likely get it to the "right" height w/o needing to pull the adjustment sleeve.

Christian
Motormat

Xian wrote:
LOL.  Too funny.

Running stock shocks you say?  I assume that you've still got the uneven, stock lower spring perch right?  There's a big part of your problem.  The stock spring perch was designed for the progessive rate stock spring.  the stock spring is formed to fit into the lower perch.  This perch was never designed to accept a coilover sleeve like what you're using... it WILL but it's not ideal as it doesn't have a level surface for the sleeve.  You can pull the sleeve and run w/o it... it won't be any better or worse than having it there BUT it will lower the car a bit more.  The downside to using the stuff you are on stock springs is that you can have problems getting them to "seat" properly if unloaded.  This could potentially be unsafe if one of the comes unseated going over a big bump while you're driving.  It's unlikely but possible.  Also, don't forget to trim the bumpstops a little as you'll have a really bouncy right if you end up crusing around on them.  Lastly, you'll want to zero out your toe (front and rear) once you get the ride height set.

FWIW, if you had the right shocks that were designed to accept a coilover sleeve, the entire assembly would be lower and you could likely get it to the "right" height w/o needing to pull the adjustment sleeve.

Christian





Thanks for the input man yah i plan to go with a better setup as soon as i get enough money lol as for now its ebay =\
LsdailySedan

i ran my ground control sleeves with out the sleeves for like 100 yards put my shit on the bump stops

personally ive rocked cut springs and blown shocks and alot of shitty setups on my cars 240 crxs and civics and the car is just gonna ride like shit in the end but it will be at the ride height you want and im assuming you just want ride height and dont care about the ride with ebay shit

thats my 2 cents
Xian

If all you REALLY want is maximum drop, you can just pull the entire front shock/spring assembly.

Christian, who's just sayin'...

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