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Old 08-19-2018, 02:28 AM   #1
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Best Way Lower Stance

How should I lower My DX Cb7, Coil, Cut Stock Spring and or camber kit?
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Old 08-19-2018, 09:07 AM   #2
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your car man. Don’t cut your springs.
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Old 08-19-2018, 10:15 AM   #3
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Buy quality components from genuine suspension companies, not knockoff garbage. Your life rides on your suspension.
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Old 08-19-2018, 12:25 PM   #4
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:54 PM   #5
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At first I was like ďeh another one of theseĒ

Then I read it twice and noticed you may think camber kits lower your car. If this is the case, donít touch your car.

If not, Deevergote.
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Old 08-21-2018, 12:47 AM   #6
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Wait...

you registered over five years ago, and you are just now posting for the first time?

Odd...

Anyway, check through our suspension section from the main forum page, please, before you do anything. There are many more options than just "coil," "cut stock spring," or "camber kit".
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Old 09-03-2018, 12:22 AM   #7
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I have had the Form and Function V1 coilovers I got on ebay on my cb9 for 5 years now and I still love them. At the time they were the absolute cheapest coilover I could get and was a bit skeptical at first but it was like a night and day difference. Fairly stiff, but not like break your back over bumps stiff. (And I sit in a carbon kevlar bucket with 1 inch of padding.) Had no problems outpacing my friends s2000 around corners. So if I were you, I would save up for some coilovers at the least. Probably want to get adjustable upper ball joints for the front, most of the other means I have seen of adjusting camber are either to bulky or just plain junk. Also adjustable upper control arm in the rear. I have the Megan Racing ones, I have had to replace once in the 5 years because the bushings wore out, but all in all they aren't to horrible. Last but not least, get it aligned. I know excessive negative camber can look cool sometimes but bottom line is it reduces the contact patch on the road, thus reducing performance, and also wears the tires out way to fast. Well, that's my 2 cents anyway.
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Old 09-03-2018, 08:53 AM   #8
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This kid hasn’t logged on since posting this question.

Honestly, I feel fully adjustable coilovers are far more than the average enthusiast needs. For track use, if you have the tools and knowledge to dial them in correctly, sure. For a street car that might see an occasional autocross event, not so much. There’s a lot of adjustment capability that can result in sub-par performance in the hands of, say, someone that has difficulty manipulating a keyboard. Additionally, most full coilovers on the market for the CB are not engineered, manufactured, or tested by genuine suspension companies. F&F is included among those, though their products do seem to be better than their direct competition. Some of the really cheap stuff, like EMUSA, is downright dangerous. Especially for a car that is going to see street use.
Personally, I’d rather have a set of Koni Sport shocks and H&R springs for casual competition use. Those components are far better designed than pretty much any full coilover on the market for this platform. At least in the sub-$1,000 range.
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:07 AM   #9
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:32 AM   #10
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No. I looked into it once, but it’s too easy to switch IP addresses. Most people are in dynamic IPs now as it is! Do you suspect a troll?
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Old 09-03-2018, 02:00 PM   #12
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I'm only saying that cost vs performance, F&F's were the best bang for the buck. The v1 are non adjustable dampening, only ride height, and as long as you don't mess with the spring pre-load they are just fine. It would have costed me roughly the same amount to put, let's say some Koni's and some Eibach springs or whatever. And I have tested them, for over 5 years, in Ohio. It was daily driven year round, through all of the salt in the winter, and I was never easy on them, and have had 0 issues. And as far as recommending a shock/ spring combo for someone to do in their driveway, I could see someone trying to blast that top nut off before compressing the spring and really getting hurt if they don't know what they are doing. Stuff like the F&F's come pre-assembled, just toss them and and adjust height from there. But hey, maybe it's more of an apples to oranges thing, to each their own I guess.
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:37 PM   #13
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Personally, Iíd rather have a set of Koni Sport shocks and H&R springs for casual competition use. Those components are far better designed than pretty much any full coilover on the market for this platform. At least in the sub-$1,000 range.
Totally agree. I run H&R race springs and Bilstein sports on my CB7 race car and my BMW track car. They've always worked great.

I also run the same combo on most of my street cars
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Old 09-04-2018, 07:47 PM   #14
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I’ve always wanted to try bilsteins. Apparently they’re a better product than Koni.
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Old 09-18-2018, 01:19 PM   #15
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All I can say is go with something that doesn't have a super stiff spring rate.
My brother's Civic Hatch has some Yonaka coilovers with a very stiff spring rate
& the smallest bump in the road makes it seems like you are off-roading lol.

& I think it personally sounds painful when you hit bumps lol, like I feel bad
for the rest of the car.
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