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Good day Gentz!

I’m interested in lowering my ride give or take around .8?? I was wondering what would be a better option between a coilover lot or just some lowering springs?
Do I plan to to swap out the stock rims for lighter performance wheels in the if that matters at all..
 

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Good day Gentz!

I’m interested in lowering my ride give or take around .8?? I was wondering what would be a better option between a coilover lot or just some lowering springs?
Do I plan to to swap out the stock rims for lighter performance wheels in the if that matters at all..
I am on H&R lowering springs with 15 lbs/wheel lighter 19" bbs cxr rims. Wrapped with 245/35 tires.
The ride is firm but not harsh. I guess the shocks on sport model work wonderfully with H&R springs. I belive eibach pro kit will ride a bit softer.
Since I am very satisfy with the set up, never thought about getting coilover kit yet.
 

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I am on H&R lowering springs with 15 lbs/wheel lighter 19" bbs cxr rims. Wrapped with 245/35 tires.
The ride is firm but not harsh. I guess the shocks on sport model work wonderfully with H&R springs. I belive eibach pro kit will ride a bit softer.
Since I am very satisfy with the set up, never thought about getting coilover kit yet.
What would be the best way to keep the ride as smooth as possible while lowering it just a bit? I don’t want to bag it, I’m wondering what’s best for ride quality when lowered; coil overs or springs?
 

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Care to explain why springs over coilovers??? I’ll be getting new wheels and another bro on the thread said coils are better for making small adjustments for ride height and whee figment.
You said the objective was little lower the best ride quality and that your changing the wheels for lighter ones. It was stated that the stock sport shocks are excellent. Hence springs best fit those parameters. If your staying the stock tire size small adjustments should not be needed unless you slam it or go to low. There's really no need for coils unless your tracking the car. Coils are also going to add extra expense for no reason in this case.
Quality coilovers > springs

In fact even: shitty coilovers > springs
Really? What evidence are you basing that statement on?
 

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You said the objective was little lower the best ride quality and that your changing the wheels for lighter ones. It was stated that the stock sport shocks are excellent. Hence springs best fit those parameters. If your staying the stock tire size small adjustments should not be needed unless you slam it or go to low. There's really no need for coils unless your tracking the car. Coils are also going to add extra expense for no reason in this case.

Really? What evidence are you basing that statement on?
fair point.. i am going to stay 19s.. i am just worried my ocd will kick in along with a bit of buyers remorse for the "perfect" fit.
 

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First of all- he did not mention budget, so that point is moot.

Second, coilovers are a unit. Mixing and matching stock struts and aftermarket springs is really not using either part as intended, can be degradation to both performance AND ride quality.

Third, it is widely known that aftermarket springs on AccordX is apt to blow out struts

So yeah...enjoy your springs

You said the objective was little lower the best ride quality and that your changing the wheels for lighter ones. It was stated that the stock sport shocks are excellent. Hence springs best fit those parameters. If your staying the stock tire size small adjustments should not be needed unless you slam it or go to low. There's really no need for coils unless your tracking the car. Coils are also going to add extra expense for no reason in this case.

Really? What evidence are you basing that statement on?
 

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First of all- he did not mention budget, so that point is moot.

Second, coilovers are a unit. Mixing and matching stock struts and aftermarket springs is really not using either part as intended, can be degradation to both performance AND ride quality.

Third, it is widely known that aftermarket springs on AccordX is apt to blow out struts

So yeah...enjoy your springs
So you have no proof?
If is the case he could easily change out the shocks when they blow or at the same time he does the spring or for some koni's ect and still have a properly matched setup without the complexity and added cost of coils. Plus he could further tune the ride quality easily that wait, especially with the koni's. No the cost is not moot when it would cost at least double for a good adjustable coilovers system.
 

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Depends a bit on other mods you have or are planning. If you are planning on grippy tires, big brakes or engine enhancements, then suspension tuning can really impact ride and performance. I have not yet modified my 2021 yet, but a bigger rear bar will be going in this weekend.

I have a weekend toy, started off running bigger sway bars on factory Bilstein shocks. The sway bars helped with Corning at speed and kept the ride compliant. Then I upgraded to Progress Technology springs on the factory shocks. Handling was significantly improved.

Then I swapped on a set of aftermarket wheels with much wider, stickier tires. Suspension couldn’t keep up with the new found grip. Swapped out the Bilstein/Progress combo for Ohlins DFV coilovers. That gave me all the grip and handling I could have wanted.
 

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First of all- he did not mention budget, so that point is moot.

Second, coilovers are a unit. Mixing and matching stock struts and aftermarket springs is really not using either part as intended, can be degradation to both performance AND ride quality.

Third, it is widely known that aftermarket springs on AccordX is apt to blow out struts

So yeah...enjoy your springs
I don’t want to settle for less for the sake of budget. I want the best parts for the job. That being said, obviously I will not spend extra money where I don’t need to.
So far, after all your feedbacks, I’m leaning more towards coils. Thank you all for the feedback. Greatly appreciated!

... now this issue with ecu’s and blowing up stock turbos. Hmmm...
 

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I am on H&R lowering springs with 15 lbs/wheel lighter 19" bbs cxr rims. Wrapped with 245/35 tires.
The ride is firm but not harsh. I guess the shocks on sport model work wonderfully with H&R springs. I belive eibach pro kit will ride a bit softer.
Since I am very satisfy with the set up, never thought about getting coilover kit yet.
How much lower from stock did it drop with the springs
 
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