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Old 06-09-2002   #1  
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Springs for show and street

My buddy has a 95 Accord that is a daily driver that he also takes to shows. He has lowering springs and just put on a body kit, and now the car is too low to drive. So he needs some adjustable height springs so he can raise the car to drive, and lower it to show. He doesn't want to go with full coilovers, but just wants some decent springs that can be ride height adjusted and still use his stock type shocks.

I need some input from people who have experience and recommendations for springs that will hold up, last, but not really too expensive.

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UHHHHHHH, whats teh question? You put springs in, thats it. Your stuck with the ride height teh springs settle in at. The only thing coilovers do is raise and lower the bottom point of the springs on a seat so that he can extend the strut body closer or farther from maximum compression. Although if anyone knows where to get a set of adjustable springs i would LOVE to know... But seroiusly, i think hes SOL unless he wants to take apart his suspension for every show and swap out springs (very time consuming compared to lifting the corner of the car and spinning around a collar on a threaded sleeve a few turns....) Otherwise the only other real solution i can think of is AIRBAGS, but that again is very time consuming and i have heard a lot of people complain how the car rides as a daily driver.
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The H&R cup-kit looks good, 2" drop and it is height & damper adjustable. Of course, it is not out for the 2k1 Civic yet but they said Summer so hopefully anytime now. It is available for the 95 Accord.
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I thought this was clear.

"So he needs some adjustable height springs so he can raise the car to drive, and lower it to show."

Are you saying that something like Ground Controls won't raise or lower the car?
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The H&R cup-kit looks good, 2" drop and it is height & damper adjustable. Of course, it is not out yet but they said Summer so hopefully anytime now.[hr]

Thanks, I'll look into that.
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Bartkat - I edited my message above. The H&R cup-kit is available for the 95 Accord.
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i'm not usually picky about his but since it deals with the topic...
ground controls are adjustable springs not coilovers. (yes i and 95% of other people still call them coilovers however). they are also called sleeved coilovers.
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That's why I asked about adjustable springs. The topic here is springs............
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I see why your trying to emphasize the difference between ground controls and tein coilovers, but doesn't most advertisement call ground controls and skunks coilovers??? So I guess it's short for coilover sleeve like your saying. I dunno, the term adjustable spring just doesn't make much sense to me. You don't adjust the spring...ya know...haha. But the term coilover sleeve makes perfect sense. Most places just call a Tein coilover as a True Coilover setup. Thats what i've seen, but I've never seen ads call ground controls or skunks as adjustable springs.
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Hey look guys, I didn't ask what to call them, I asked for people with experience to make recommendations as to what we could use on this car. I already said "not true coilovers" so that's not in the picture. If you just want to quibble, please find another thread. [IMG]i/expressions/face-icon-small-disgusted.gif[/IMG]
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