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    Lowering my 91 sedan..

    Hey guys, new to the site. I was a member of hondaaccordforum, but nobody really replies there so I came looking for a more active site

    I've been thinking about dropping my '91 ex sedan for about a year now but only recently really got into the idea. I have 16x8 Borbet TypeB wheels with 205-55-16 Pirelli P6 tires and they sit out a bit on the car (see the image in my sig).

    I keep seeing other people with similar setups (different wheels that stick out as much or more) on here and their rides are lowered, which leads me to believe it won't be an issue lowering the car, but I still need to ask.

    If I pick up a set of Tein S 1.7R 2.1F springs and some new struts (not sure what make/model yet) can I lower my car without running the risk of my tires grabbing my wheel wells?

    Please keep in mind that I'm 6ft tall and about 310 lbs, and I almost always have 1-2 other people in my car.

    TIA,

    -mak




    Bought From: MadSpleen85, jimy, CB7_ACCORD (kouzie), Chrisfrom1986
    Sold To: vinbon63, chessboxer, darkfusion42, LowNknoxville, bowzil, 1993hAccord, mcdizzle, 93accordfreak, lilb_1979, rocketman_471, Bad_dude
    Traded With: cb95spd, chessboxer, sohc em
    [ Completed | Pending ]

    #2
    Originally posted by mak
    Hey guys, new to the site. I was a member of hondaaccordforum, but nobody really replies there so I came looking for a more active site

    I've been thinking about dropping my '91 ex sedan for about a year now but only recently really got into the idea. I have 16x8 Borbet TypeB wheels with 205-55-16 Pirelli P6 tires and they sit out a bit on the car (see the image in my sig).

    I keep seeing other people with similar setups (different wheels that stick out as much or more) on here and their rides are lowered, which leads me to believe it won't be an issue lowering the car, but I still need to ask.

    If I pick up a set of Tein S 1.7R 2.1F springs and some new struts (not sure what make/model yet) can I lower my car without running the risk of my tires grabbing my wheel wells?

    Please keep in mind that I'm 6ft tall and about 310 lbs, and I almost always have 1-2 other people in my car.

    TIA,

    -mak
    Welcome to cb7tuner.com. You will find lots of great info flowing through here.

    You should be safe with the S techs for your drop and usual load.


    BTW, I have a 91 5sp ex in Hampshire Green as well Yours look good so hurry up and post more pics!
    --bigjoe
    "I'm a dude playing a dude, disguised as another dude"
    "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."

    Romans 10:9
    ><((((>



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      #3
      Thanks

      I'm only worried because the wheels have the appropriate offset for an rx7, not sure if the offset is correct for my accord, my buddy sold them to me and he had them on his rex.. so they stick out a bit.

      You don't think there'll be any rubbing issues?

      -mak




      Bought From: MadSpleen85, jimy, CB7_ACCORD (kouzie), Chrisfrom1986
      Sold To: vinbon63, chessboxer, darkfusion42, LowNknoxville, bowzil, 1993hAccord, mcdizzle, 93accordfreak, lilb_1979, rocketman_471, Bad_dude
      Traded With: cb95spd, chessboxer, sohc em
      [ Completed | Pending ]

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        #4
        Not 100% since they have rwd offset so hopefully we'll get someone with more knowledge to chime in here real soon.
        "I'm a dude playing a dude, disguised as another dude"
        "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."

        Romans 10:9
        ><((((>



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          #5
          If it helps, the wheels I currently have installed are in the picture, in my sig.

          -mak




          Bought From: MadSpleen85, jimy, CB7_ACCORD (kouzie), Chrisfrom1986
          Sold To: vinbon63, chessboxer, darkfusion42, LowNknoxville, bowzil, 1993hAccord, mcdizzle, 93accordfreak, lilb_1979, rocketman_471, Bad_dude
          Traded With: cb95spd, chessboxer, sohc em
          [ Completed | Pending ]

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            #6
            judging by the pics, you shouldn't have any problem lowering your car with those rims... what year rx are they off of????

            and welcome...


            "I remember u and I, parked on lovers lane, Drinking each others blood, so young and insane"

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              #7
              hello new comer...from MN?
              welcome...

              I have the same set up...but tokico shocks/struts are on the way..
              I have 15" rims and its great..

              ...........AE86-GTS: SOLD.................................................. ........CB7-DX: SOLD

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                #8
                Originally posted by DAMIEN
                judging by the pics, you shouldn't have any problem lowering your car with those rims... what year rx are they off of????

                and welcome...
                I'm not sure what year, I'd say 1st gen (mid->late 80s).

                Originally posted by CB7_ACCORD
                hello new comer...from MN?
                welcome...

                I have the same set up...but tokico shocks/struts are on the way..
                I have 15" rims and its great..
                I see there are a few of us from MN around here

                Did you install the springs on stock struts for the time being? I believe I saw images of your car, but assumed you had already installed the struts, since it looked lowered.

                I'm wondering how long I could expect stock struts to last with daily driving using those Tein S. lowering springs.. I don't have the money for everything at once, and probably never will have it all at once, but the springs now (about $180 shipped) and struts later (within 2-3 months) I could do.

                Thoughts?

                -mak




                Bought From: MadSpleen85, jimy, CB7_ACCORD (kouzie), Chrisfrom1986
                Sold To: vinbon63, chessboxer, darkfusion42, LowNknoxville, bowzil, 1993hAccord, mcdizzle, 93accordfreak, lilb_1979, rocketman_471, Bad_dude
                Traded With: cb95spd, chessboxer, sohc em
                [ Completed | Pending ]

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by mak
                  I see there are a few of us from MN around here

                  Did you install the springs on stock struts for the time being? I believe I saw images of your car, but assumed you had already installed the struts, since it looked lowered.

                  I'm wondering how long I could expect stock struts to last with daily driving using those Tein S. lowering springs.. I don't have the money for everything at once, and probably never will have it all at once, but the springs now (about $180 shipped) and struts later (within 2-3 months) I could do.

                  Thoughts?

                  -mak
                  yup...just a few..

                  Yes I did..now on stock struts only..And ride great..

                  Should last long..As long as you're not putting so much over weight..
                  Like my other cb..

                  ...........AE86-GTS: SOLD.................................................. ........CB7-DX: SOLD

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by CB7_ACCORD
                    yup...just a few..

                    Yes I did..now on stock struts only..And ride great..

                    Should last long..As long as you're not putting so much over weight..
                    Like my other cb..
                    At most, it'd be myself, my wife and my son in the car.. I suppose the sub box in the trunk adds more weight, no more than say 40lbs.

                    You think I'd be ok with just the Tein S. lowering springs on the stock struts for a few months then?

                    -mak
                    Last edited by mak; 04-24-2008, 07:33 PM.




                    Bought From: MadSpleen85, jimy, CB7_ACCORD (kouzie), Chrisfrom1986
                    Sold To: vinbon63, chessboxer, darkfusion42, LowNknoxville, bowzil, 1993hAccord, mcdizzle, 93accordfreak, lilb_1979, rocketman_471, Bad_dude
                    Traded With: cb95spd, chessboxer, sohc em
                    [ Completed | Pending ]

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by mak
                      At most, it'd be myself, my wife and my son in the car.. about 430lbs. I suppose the sub box in the trunk adds another 40lbs or so.

                      You think I'd be ok with just the Tein S. lowering springs on the stock struts for a few months then?

                      -mak

                      it should be fine......
                      I had coilover before for a year..and its fine..

                      ...........AE86-GTS: SOLD.................................................. ........CB7-DX: SOLD

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by mak
                        At most, it'd be myself, my wife and my son in the car.. I suppose the sub box in the trunk adds more weight, no more than say 40lbs.

                        You think I'd be ok with just the Tein S. lowering springs on the stock struts for a few months then?

                        -mak

                        i'm almost 300 and my cb sitting on 2" all around


                        Originally posted by jhondayaaj
                        too bad seattle silver's are the best.
                        ACCORD MEET MAY 29th 2010

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by nhia-cb7
                          i'm almost 300 and my cb sitting on 2" all around
                          Is that on stock struts?

                          I'm about 310 and my wife is about 105.. my 1.5 year old son and my sub box (in the trunk) are both under 70lbs together..

                          I just want to make sure I'm not making a huge mistake by dropping it on stock struts .. I will swap the struts out later, but can't afford to do both at once, and I'd like to drop it a.s.a.p.

                          -mak
                          Last edited by mak; 04-24-2008, 07:57 PM.




                          Bought From: MadSpleen85, jimy, CB7_ACCORD (kouzie), Chrisfrom1986
                          Sold To: vinbon63, chessboxer, darkfusion42, LowNknoxville, bowzil, 1993hAccord, mcdizzle, 93accordfreak, lilb_1979, rocketman_471, Bad_dude
                          Traded With: cb95spd, chessboxer, sohc em
                          [ Completed | Pending ]

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by mak
                            Is that on stock struts?

                            I'm about 310 and my wife is about 105.. my 1.5 year old son and my sub box (in the trunk) are both under 60lbs together..

                            I just want to make sure I'm not making a huge mistake by dropping it on stock struts .. I will swap the struts out later, but can't afford to do both at once, and I'd like to drop it a.s.a.p.

                            -mak

                            yes it is
                            plus every sunday i deliver sunday paper which is heavy if you see one of those..put 250 of those in my trunk


                            Originally posted by jhondayaaj
                            too bad seattle silver's are the best.
                            ACCORD MEET MAY 29th 2010

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by nhia-cb7
                              yes it is
                              plus every sunday i deliver sunday paper which is heavy if you see one of those..put 250 of those in my trunk
                              Ah I remember those times.. I used to deliver the paper mon-fri, back then I drove an Olds. Achieva. Needless to say, driving around hundreds of papers 5 days a week eventually brought the transmission's life to an end. Those weren't reliable cars to begin with, though.. they're not built like a Honda!

                              Anyways, where is everyone getting their Tein S. springs? I see them on ebay from a seller that Tein claims is 'authorized' to sell them.. is $165 a good price for a set of 4?

                              -mak




                              Bought From: MadSpleen85, jimy, CB7_ACCORD (kouzie), Chrisfrom1986
                              Sold To: vinbon63, chessboxer, darkfusion42, LowNknoxville, bowzil, 1993hAccord, mcdizzle, 93accordfreak, lilb_1979, rocketman_471, Bad_dude
                              Traded With: cb95spd, chessboxer, sohc em
                              [ Completed | Pending ]

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