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urbsallday

Step one: Suspension

Hey guys. About to start building up my sedan and I've decided to get a suspension first. I was going to get the Koni G/C set up but I'm not too sure. I mentioned it to my buddy who got me into Hondas and he said I was making a mistake by choosing a ground control setup over a full coil over setup. He explained that its an "old school" suspension setup and a full coilover system would be better. His engine builder agrees too. I really want my car to sit nice and low and ride well. I'm looking for opinions here for people that actually have the same car as me. They suggested a Megan racing coilover set but from what I read everyone say you can't go wrong with the Koni G/C. I'm torn. Any insight would be appreciated. If I'm going to do it right, it may as well be right the first time. Thanks in advance.
89 LX SOHC ZC

I read a lot of good things about the Koni G/C setup but if you're looking to go low they aren't the best setup because they're a sleeve setup and the lower you go the less spring rate and travel you have.  Most of the latest generation full coilovers have height adjustable bodys so you dont loose spring rate or shock travel.  You will find that you will find a lot opinions on this subject it all comes down to what you really want out of it.
urbsallday

My buddy told me the same thing about spring travel exactly as you described it, but isn't that what extended top hats are for? I'm pretty new to all this so I'm hesitant. Thanks for the reply. Also any suggestions on a coilover set. Heard anything about Megan coilovers? Thanks in advance.
MattyJ

GC/Koni has been run for years. Very reliable and durable set up. Track/street proven. If performance is what your looking for than you cant go wrong with this set up. If low is what you want you'll need something different. Full body coilovers are nice but not essential. If i ever switch I will be going with GC/Koni set up or Progress coilovers.

my .02

MattyJ
urbsallday

Thanks for the replies gents. Has anyone heard anything about Megan EZ Steets coilovers?
Choocko

i'm currently running skunk 2 coilovers Pro-S !! and i love it. It's a little bit on the high side of price. So far i cant talk bad about them trating me right.
urbsallday

Thanks for the input guys. I think ive made up my mind on rocking coilovers  Cool
urbsallday

Need to ressurect this post. Torn on which coilovers to get. Megan ez streets seem like a cheap way to get low, but I'd like something that can go low and be adjusted for performance. What coilovers are you guys rocking? Looking to spend between 800-900 bucks.
zacattack

I'm running skunk 2 pro s also. I have them on my sedan and my daily. Which is a da. I love them. Have had not one problem. They can go super low when you want them to and still ride great. They are great for a daily coilover. Just as long as its not slammed, like any others. The only other setup I would recommend would be the koni/gc combo. Heard nothin but great things. No personal experience though. Maybe this helps a little.  Cool
urbsallday

Thanks for the reply. I was literally just looking at those coilovers. Very decently priced. Anyone got pics on how low the skunk2 pro s II coilovers can go on our sedans?
zacattack

This is how low mine is atm. It can still go at least 2 to 3 more inches lower but there would be no way I could drive it. Lol

4dred6

Shocked  ima have to get some skunk2s
urbsallday

Wow exactly how low I wanted to go. Thanks for the pic man I've just made up my mind.
zacattack

No problem. I love them and I believe you will. Everyone has there own opinions. This is just mine. Don't get me wrong there are a lot of good setups out there.
urbsallday

Okay do I talked it over with my honda guy. I didn't realize the skunk2s didn't have damper adjustment. I would like a coilover with damper adjustability. Anyone know of any other coilovers with the ability to adjust the damper and go that low? I was looking and the Megan racing street coilovers (not the EZ streets). Any advice guys?
HondaJunkie

Tein Street Dampers are really good coilovers 16 way damper but they also run anywhere from $950-$1080 but after owning tein you probably never want another brand again lol.
urbsallday

I've heard mixed reviews about teins. Some great some horrible. Looking at some buddy clubs for the DA. Apparently they can fit our sedan as long as we change the fork out. Anyone running coilovers for the DA?
HondaJunkie

You will have good and bad about every coilover system you read about thats life lol. For the most part Tein is an excellent company and very well known for quality parts threw out the import world hence the price tag.  But goodluck with whatever you decide to choose but I encourage you if you choose a damper coilover dont buy Megans or some cheapo brand spend the money for a good product cause after all suspension is safety and thats important for you and other drivers on the road ive seen some scary shit happen with these ebay type suspension parts.
urbsallday

So far all the reviews from Megan's aren't bad. I wouldn't call $800 cheapo either. Right now it's a throw up between Megan Streets or some Buddy Clubs. Leaning towards the BC's. I'm just so indecisive  Rolling Eyes
tenkaracole

Indecisive Shocked  Thats incredibly indecisive!!! but thats alright, just pick what you like best Very Happy
urbsallday

Yeah I get obsessive about my car lol
urbsallday

So I've finally decided on Buddy Club N+ coilovers. They are made for the DA but from what I've heard all I would need to do is get some DA forks to get them on. Anyone know a little more about running a suspension made for the DA?
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Unless you have an 88 sedan, any DA suspension should work just fine without any modifications.
urbsallday

Really? Most excellent. Thanks enthusiast, you've been a lot of help for my build thus far  Cool
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Glad to be of service  Very Happy

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