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I am not trying to scare anyone or get you to buy a different shock. Just don't want you to make the same mistake I did ==> end up with a set-up you are not happy with!

I have Bilstein HD's (love them!!) and Neuspeed sports. Rides / corners like a champ, but looks like $hit when sitting, IMO!! The 2 finger gap in the front is horrible compared with the 1 (tight) in the back.

Enough of my problems. Here is a response I got from KYB last year when I was researching springs and shocks:

My e-mail:

I will be lowering my car with Neuspeed Sport
springs
(1.5"f / 1.7"r) and looking for good shocks. Do you guys have anything
that
will compliment the springs well? Thanks a lot, Jonathan


KYB's reply:

Jonathan,

thank you for your inquiry. We do not recommend using KYB product with
a
lowering of this much. Your shocks will bottom out and be damaged (very
common with lowered vehicles).
If you wish to lower your vehicle, KYB only recommends the use of
Eibach
ProKit springs with either our GR2 or AGX products.

regards,
Chuck Gonwa
KYB America LLC
Product Manager
Phone: (630) 620-5555
Fax: (630) 620-8133
E-Mail : [email protected]
 

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LX98Civic said:
I am not trying to scare anyone or get you to buy a different shock. Just don't want you to make the same mistake I did ==> end up with a set-up you are not happy with!

I have Bilstein HD's (love them!!) and Neuspeed sports. Rides / corners like a champ, but looks like $hit when sitting, IMO!! The 2 finger gap in the front is horrible compared with the 1 (tight) in the back.

Enough of my problems. Here is a response I got from KYB last year when I was researching springs and shocks:

My e-mail:

I will be lowering my car with Neuspeed Sport
springs
(1.5"f / 1.7"r) and looking for good shocks. Do you guys have anything
that
will compliment the springs well? Thanks a lot, Jonathan


KYB's reply:

Jonathan,

thank you for your inquiry. We do not recommend using KYB product with
a
lowering of this much. Your shocks will bottom out and be damaged (very
common with lowered vehicles).
If you wish to lower your vehicle, KYB only recommends the use of
Eibach
ProKit springs with either our GR2 or AGX products.

regards,
Chuck Gonwa
KYB America LLC
Product Manager
Phone: (630) 620-5555
Fax: (630) 620-8133
E-Mail : [email protected]

yea I am fully aware of this....tokico shocks are the same....but the KYB's are good shocks and they can handle it. I was fully aware before I bought them that it would void the warrenty...but they are awesome shocks:)
 

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So what are good shocks to use. i want to use the H&R sport springs? How much of a finger gap can I expect in the front and back?
 

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It is just because all they warranty is up to a 1.5 inch drop.
 

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KYB's rule....just becuase they warrenty only drops less than 1.5 is not a reason not to buy them. Tokico won't warrenty over a 1.5 inch drop either....so don't fret.
 

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lOOkatme said:
KYB's rule....just becuase they warrenty only drops less than 1.5 is not a reason not to buy them. Tokico won't warrenty over a 1.5 inch drop either....so don't fret.
Basically no one will.
 

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This happened to me I got the GR2s paired up with H&R sports. The car feels the same as before very stiff and the struts feel like they will bottom out as soon as it hits a sewer cap or a pot hole. KYB is right, do not use their springs for a lowering of 1.5"+ Peace

Any of you guys got a set of OEM springs for a 94 Accord or any type of OE lowering springs? (lowers no more then 1.5").
 

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I think the best shocks kyb makes is AGX adj shocks. thats the shocks I have and they work great with my H&R race springs.
 
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