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which true coilover setup woudl you select?

  • H&R coilovers

    Votes: 2 22.2%
  • Apexi WS

    Votes: 3 33.3%
  • Tein SS

    Votes: 4 44.4%
  • Koni threaded suspension kit

    Votes: 0 0.0%
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I have posted similar polls at hondatech and honda-acura. I'm trying to gather as much information and opinions as possible. I have a daily driven Integra RS that I will also use for autocross. I like the idea of one company engineering the springs and dampers as a system to work together which should provide better results than matching a spring and shock from different manufacturers. I'm planning to lower my car somewhere between 1.25" and 1.75" and don't really plan to adjust the height once it's set, but do want control over the initial height. Also like the ability to raise it a bit if I find the streets in my area to be a problem.

The choices in my price range appear to be H&R, Apexi WS, Tein SS and the Koni threaded suspension kit.

First question: The Koni appears to be a modified shock body, whereas the H&R is designed from the beginning as a coilover. Is this really a distinction worth making?

I called H&R and they gave me spring rates of 325 front and 235 rear. The Koni Threaded Kit which is progressive both in front and rear, has rates of 214/236 front and 125/142lbs rear. I haven't been able to find rates for the Apexi WS. I have heard custom rates are available for the Tein, but they advertise 448 front and 336 rear for the SS.

Second question: I am still not sure if Type-R lower control arms are required for the SS or only the HA. Can anyone verify this?

So which kit would you recommend, and why?

Thanks for any help you can provide,

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Well, as far as my opinion, it'd be H&R. But for you, if you are autoxing, wouldnt you want to be able to adjust the shock compression/rebound? The H&R is only ride height adjustable. I'd say its more geared for the agressive street driver, yet it still can be stiff. Just telling you this if you didnt know.
peace and goodluck!:D
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