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what up fellas me again
yo whats betta a full coilover kit or the coilover sleeves?

and if i were ta get sleeves/ whats is the shock/struts of choice?

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I can tell you that coilovers are better than sleeves. But, they might not be needed depending on what kind of driving you are doing. For Autocross, get coilovers, for drag racing, springs and struts are fine. As for a good combo of the two, I can't help you there. I'm still trying to decide myself.
 

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sleeves !!!

yo i think ima go with the skunk2 sleeves with some koni yellows
that sounds like a good set up to me :cool:
 

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Go with full coilovers. Its a sleeve and shock in one piece. They were made to work together from the same factory. If you just buy sleeves, you're gonna need new shocks eventually. And adjustability of full coilovers is perfect. But I think the main thing about the full coilovers is the fact that it all comes together from the factory. I have the Tanabe Sustec on my car, lowered 3.5" and I love it!
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I've been busting my nuts on this question for about six months now and have narrowed down my answer to true threaded shock body coils (probably Tein). Sleeves slide onto your stock shocks so you get a lot of noise and movement you don't want and sooner or later you'll have to buy new shocks at around 100 per corner for good ones. I say save up and do it right the first time. When you get ture coilovers the dampers are matched to the spring rate so you'll have a good setup right off the bat. With sleeves you might go through a couple of sets before you find the ones you like, that's just more money wasted. I had been waiting for H&R's and Bilstein coils to come out but they never did so now I'm suck between Tanabe Sustec Pros and Tein. All I really care about is height adjustability and a nice and comfortable ride. I know that any lowered car will handle better so I'm not to worried about the perfomance side of lowering. Hope this info helps, if not I just jammered on for 5 minutes for nothing.
 

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I have to agree

I first thought that just sleeves were the way to go, cheap and inexpensive wayt o drop my civic.. But now my car squeeks, and clunks.. i wish i would have saved the extra 3 or 4 hundred dollars that ihave to spen don new shocks now and just got the complete kit... Plus, a complete kit looks nicer too when you ride up behind somone with a new kit y ou can sure see the shine from the new ones.. and when you got tuner rims, you can see the new shocks, red, or blue or whatever color, and the springs look good too....

Just my 2 cents
 

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Re: I have to agree

dgrobe2112 said:
I first thought that just sleeves were the way to go, cheap and inexpensive wayt o drop my civic.. But now my car squeeks, and clunks.. i wish i would have saved the extra 3 or 4 hundred dollars that ihave to spen don new shocks now and just got the complete kit... Plus, a complete kit looks nicer too when you ride up behind somone with a new kit y ou can sure see the shine from the new ones.. and when you got tuner rims, you can see the new shocks, red, or blue or whatever color, and the springs look good too....

Just my 2 cents

See there's a testimonial to my belief. Do it right the first time. If you get sleeves 300-350 and later down the road some good struts for about 400. That's 800 that could have gone towards some true coils.
 
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