View Full Version : Drop or no drop?

02-05-2010, 10:36 PM
Considering dropping my car but.. 1- Its my DD 2- I dont have money for coilovers at the moment.

Now my question is, would just using drop springs be the best way to go or will they blow my struts and leave me with a crappy ride. OR should I just stay at stock height and keep waiting until I can get coilovers?

Springs I'm looking at right now are Tein S-Tech (1.8 front 1.1 back) and Sprint (1.8 drop all around) I'm assuming I'd need a camber kit as well?

<--- Suspension illiterate so thanks for your help! :thumb:

02-07-2010, 12:05 PM
trust me just save up for coilovers

02-07-2010, 12:07 PM
Just save up for some coilovers, and most say you need camber after 1.5

02-07-2010, 10:45 PM
Kinda what I was thinking, thanks for the advice :thumb:

02-07-2010, 10:59 PM
I agree

02-08-2010, 02:23 PM
springs are really worth it considering the price you pay for one or two inches. just save up for some decent adjustable coilovers.

02-10-2010, 08:45 AM
yeah just save up for full suspension man. trust me lol me and a buddy of mine cut my aftermarket springs and im sittin to lowwwwwwwww lol im going to need a camber kit soon!

02-20-2010, 06:56 PM
saving gotta have patience lucky if u doo i dont lol

02-20-2010, 10:54 PM
Coilovers all the way...

03-10-2010, 04:35 PM
if you dont really want an aggresive drop then go springs and be speed bump safe but if you want an aggresive drop with all the goodies then go for it coilovers are the best bet though. anything below 2- then your going to have camber issues mostly on the rear not to mention toe issues up front

03-11-2010, 07:17 PM
not to mention toe issues up front

changing the ride height always changes the static alignment

03-16-2010, 10:36 PM
Do it right the first time and u won't need camber kit here is a link of why....http://honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=2614449

03-26-2010, 08:13 AM

03-26-2010, 09:05 AM
I have Tein s-techs on my evo. I don't care how much people bash them and what not.I picked them up new for a little over a 100. Until I'm willing to commit the 1000+ on coilovers, these are just fine. They gave me the drop I want.

03-26-2010, 09:10 AM
If you just want a slight drop then get the springs. I have S-Techs on my gf's civic from when it had wheels and it's been riding good for about 5 years on stock shocks. if you want to dump it then you will need coils but the springs were enough to eliminate most of the tire/fender gap. They're cheap as hell as well.

03-26-2010, 10:36 AM
Is it for handling or looks?

Looks= get springs. A 2" coilover drop looks the same as a 2" spring drop. There's no point in spending $1k for an appearance drop.

03-26-2010, 03:41 PM
If it's for looks then just keep the car stock. A lowered DD gets annoying very fast around houston. Also lowers retail value and tends to put extra stress on balljoints and cv axles.

03-26-2010, 04:02 PM
The reason I would say go with coilovers is not for the bling, but the fact that you can adjust the height to your liking. If you were to get springs, its only one setting and that's it. Unless you know someone with the same car and same springs and you like the way it sits, I would just save up and go with coilovers.

CBoneR 600
03-28-2010, 03:18 AM
save money now...get Tein shits later

03-29-2010, 10:22 AM
IMO I would get coilovers cause you can adjust your ride height to your liking.

For example, I probably adjusted my height a couple times now, I went from an inch to 2.25 inches within the first month, but now I'm back to 1.5 inches cause my car had problems getting around Houston so low.

Some springs will settle more then others, but it also depends on your driving too cause if you are a reckless driver well your going to blow your struts pretty quick. Which in the end will cost more money and headaches.

03-29-2010, 11:32 AM
hes right. you drive like sht, your struts will last like sht. if you do drive like crap then spill the cash for some lifetime warranty pieces. idk of any coilovers that have that warranty though.

03-29-2010, 11:47 PM

fullcoilover: to expensive for d.d

coilover w/after market struts/shocks: around the same price but rnot as bouncey as oem shock:

coilovers w/oem struts/shocks: really bouncy

Springs: ie: TIEN, EIBACH etc: w/wo stock shocks smooth ride.

I say Tien springs and oem shocks are good for now. if your shocks aren't blown yet if so go after market shocks. You want ride and dependability when daily driving.

03-30-2010, 06:54 AM
at that point your getting down to personal opinions. the real point is provide the raw data so he can decide how he wants to ride.
my DD for the last 2 years has been a gutted no A/C no P/S no HEAT civic ek coupe, that is fully poly and rock hard ride with a fixed bucket seat. and before that it was prelude set up the same way for 3 years, but im crazy and love to drive hard all the time. for others they need a cloud to drive. so its all relative.