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Old 02-17-2018, 08:59 PM   #21
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I think that might be the one that was intentionally started as an attempt to insult and disrespect cb7tuner. Probably why I’m not a member of that one...
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Old 04-02-2018, 08:51 PM   #22
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are these the ones you guys are talking about? What would be a desirable spring rate?
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:06 AM   #23
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Yes, those are the ground control sleeves mentioned. Research spring rates and see what best suits your needs. As long as the rate is appropriate for the shock valving, you have options. Softer is more comfortable, stiffer offers better control (to a point.). Too stiff can be dangerous on public roads.
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Old 04-04-2018, 02:33 PM   #24
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I have the Koni Yellows & Ground Control Sleeves on my Civic & it is pretty comfortable. I really like the setup & always wondered how it felt because I always saw people talking about that combo.

But I honestly like the setup I have on my CB even more which is the Koni STR.T with Tein H. Tech Springs. It is very comfortable & smooth. Also, very responsive through turns & quick maneuvers. My GC sleeves seem pretty stiff compared to the Teins.

I would recommend either setups though!
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Old 04-04-2018, 06:14 PM   #25
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The Koni/Tein pairing is probably best for a daily driver that won’t be doing any real racing. Since that’s probably 90% of the people here, that’s definitely a good option.
I think the only complaint from most is that it wouldn’t be low enough. I think it’s a perfect height, but many want a drop of 2”+. That goes beyond the recommended limits of the STR.T.
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Old 04-06-2018, 03:30 PM   #26
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Yes exactly. Nowhere near low as other people would probably like.

I was curious about that company "Gecko". I saw that one member on here posting about that company & the other day I was on Instagran & saw some random person with a CB7 posting pictures of those Gecko Coilovers.

Where the hell did that company come from? I have never heard of them until someone posted on here. I would guess some lower quality like TruHart maybe?
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Probably, though the guy that got them said he thinks they’re decent.
I personally wouldn’t trust components that aren’t made by a legitimate suspension company that engineers, manufactures, and tests their own products. Many of the lesser components are just rebadged cheap Chinese knockoff parts. Quality, materials, and performance can be greatly suspect, and it can vary considerably between batches.
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the vast majority of people recommending no name companies online have never used anything else. They're used to terrible handling and a stiff ride and just think it's a "race car" because it's stiff.

Coilovers shouldn't rust or blow out in 10k miles or rattle your teeth out, but knockoff shit does. These companies use the same damper/spring combo for everything, never taking time to do the correct calculations and engineering required to safely and properly design a suspension setup. The cost of the good ones comes from this legwork, not the manufacturing. Since the knockoffs don't do the design, they only have to charge for manufacturing, which is why they're so cheap. The quality control is so terrible, they get lucky if all 4 springrates match each other and one oddball didn't make it into the box.

Buy from a company that has actual history, that sponsors race cars, and that does the actual engineering work.
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the vast majority of people recommending no name companies online have never used anything else. They're used to terrible handling and a stiff ride and just think it's a "race car" because it's stiff.

Coilovers shouldn't rust or blow out in 10k miles or rattle your teeth out, but knockoff shit does. These companies use the same damper/spring combo for everything, never taking time to do the correct calculations and engineering required to safely and properly design a suspension setup. The cost of the good ones comes from this legwork, not the manufacturing. Since the knockoffs don't do the design, they only have to charge for manufacturing, which is why they're so cheap. The quality control is so terrible, they get lucky if all 4 springrates match each other and one oddball didn't make it into the box.

Buy from a company that has actual history, that sponsors race cars, and that does the actual engineering work.
Just be sure that companies sporting logos used on legitimate race cars are actually the companies that were behind those logos.

For example, D2. The purveyor of knockoff performance garbage is not the same company that sponsored highly successful Mercedes Benz DTM race cars. The logo is the same. Because shady.

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