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Old 11/13/2011, 07:47 AM   #26
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Will do when I get them in. My ordered got cancelled cause they where put of stock. Have you ever heard anything about this. Koni red special d ?
No problem......you could try ordering from JBautosports if you want them quicker and they can price match. Call them up and see what they can do for you.
As for the koni reds, yes they were developed in the same way as tokico shocks with their blue and white. Tokico did the white illuminas for high performance apps and then they did an entry level for those that wanted something above the oem but were keeping the stock springs. Koni went the same route and had the reds be a step above stock. They were geared more towards comfort while the yellows were the high performance which could be used with stock springs, coilovers or lowering springs and the shocks had the adjustable valves as well. I may need to look and see if the reds had any adjustability since its been awhile I've seen them or heard of them.

Much like the tokico blues though they will get trashed once you lower the vehicle and subject them to the wonderful roads around here.

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Old 11/14/2011, 05:30 AM   #27
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Got some oranges sent out to me. From them. For a good price. Should be here the 15th

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Old 11/14/2011, 07:37 AM   #28
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Got some oranges sent out to me. From them. For a good price. Should be here the 15th
Ohh no, I would not install oranges in there....unless you're planning on making juice!! LOL ha ha

Good deal man, post a pic of them for future reference to others.......and you experience with them once installed.


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Old 11/14/2011, 09:54 AM   #29
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Will do I might need help with the bushing. Ill let you when I get to it.

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Old 11/14/2011, 10:08 AM   #30
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Will do I might need help with the bushing. Ill let you when I get to it.
no problem, when the time comes for you to do them get a hold of me via PM through here or text if I sent ya my #. Won't take too long to do and if you remove them and bring them in prices will be cheaper of course since it is less work for me.

Sometimes though the prices aren't bad even if I removed them.....just means you wait a little longer to get stuff back.


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Old 11/16/2011, 11:36 AM   #31
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So... I got the front ones in. Took about 20mins to take out 20mins to put back in. BUT Two m.f. hours to drilling both side of the wish bone bolts out that where already broken. (It took so long to drill out cause the bolts where really hard n burning up my drill bit so i have to keep sharping it) On top of the had to replace a brake line. Cause one of the brake line Mounts must have broke off when he had it. N they decided to put the brake line between the wishbone n the axle. So the axle was rubbing on it n the brake line was getting sanded down by it. Who ever did it now really pisses me off cause that line could have broke n got someone hurt. So now I'm starting to look at the rest of the car for shit like that. I'm doing the rears today when I get off work. I raised the car back to stock for now. Until I get top hats for it. N winter is coming anyways. The Car looks ugly now lol.

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Old 11/16/2011, 01:11 PM   #32
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So... I got the front ones in. Took about 20mins to take out 20mins to put back in. BUT Two m.f. hours to drilling both side of the wish bone bolts out that where already broken. (It took so long to drill out cause the bolts where really hard n burning up my drill bit so i have to keep sharping it) On top of the had to replace a brake line. Cause one of the brake line Mounts must have broke off when he had it. N they decided to put the brake line between the wishbone n the axle. So the axle was rubbing on it n the brake line was getting sanded down by it. Who ever did it now really pisses me off cause that line could have broke n got someone hurt. So now I'm starting to look at the rest of the car for shit like that. I'm doing the rears today when I get off work. I raised the car back to stock for now. Until I get top hats for it. N winter is coming anyways. The Car looks ugly now lol.
That is exactly what I was talking about with people putting stuff together and neglecting SAFETY!! Would of taken 2 seconds to put those lines away from there and maybe even used some damn zip ties to hold in place. I know bolts tend to break on those but damn, zip ties are cheap and a sure way to make sure stuff doesn't make contact with other parts. Make sure you use Anti Seize on all the bolts you put in when you can.........it'll make life easier for you in the future or next future owner.

Definately take the time to search every little aspect ofthat car. If it was done on that....I'm sure something else has that "special" touch!!


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Old 11/17/2011, 08:44 AM   #33
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So I got it done. The bushings where easy to put in. The rear shock "bolt" was already broken inside to. They thought.they could take all thread n put nuts on each side n call it good. Im gonna guess they didn't know that bolts have a grade. The ride is not bounce not to stiff. But moves just a little for each bump. I would consider it -A. I took it threw some turns this morning didn't get to crazy just a semi test.(the tire size 185 65. 14 so ya lol) it felt soild like I could really push it n the suspension would do quite well. I could feel the tires tho rolling on to the side walls a little bit. So far I like them I took some pics of basically what not to do. It was kinda getting dark so I didn't get a good of pic on the struts.

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Old 11/22/2011, 07:54 AM   #34
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Hey I have one question. For my crx I'm looking at a ballin setup. I'm leaning toward pic select. Or tein.....Idk from what I've seen those seem to be the best to choice. N k sport hut j couldn't find the nice ones for my crx. Would I be wrong picking pic over tein?

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Old 11/22/2011, 10:22 AM   #35
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Hey I have one question. For my crx I'm looking at a ballin setup. I'm leaning toward pic select. Or tein.....Idk from what I've seen those seem to be the best to choice. N k sport hut j couldn't find the nice ones for my crx. Would I be wrong picking pic over tein?
Well, PIC is relatively new to this suspension game so I couldn't possibly give you my inside scoop on it..... this guy here can: http://honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=1816653

Over all I would personally go with Tein only because they have poured years of research into their product. There is nothing wrong with going new since every company out there should have a shot at their product. I'd say it is entirely up to you what you choose.......Tein is great but you never know, PIC might just be up there with them.


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Old 11/29/2011, 02:10 AM   #36
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bobby, i have pic coilovers on my civic, come take it for a spin through the corners.

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Old 11/29/2011, 06:18 AM   #37
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Do you have select? Or apex? What spring rate did you choose. N i would love to. Thank you I will when i get a chance. I need to check it that hydro kit too. Im just lazy lately lol

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Old 12/29/2011, 12:31 AM   #38
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bobby, i have pic coilovers on my civic, come take it for a spin through the corners.
Oh man how I loved those coilovers you have on your car. It made driving Hickles car a blast when he had em.


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Old 12/29/2011, 06:45 AM   #39
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So did he get the select or apex from pic? I think I might with this. If i can't find any better are the same price. (1500 n under)

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Ok so I'm hooked. I went to the autox meet this Sunday. For one I got rocked. Two I hated how my car felt. This was the first time ever really getting on it or taking it through some corners. I'm not use to this civic at all. My crx on the other hand I just know I would have done a hell of alot better. But still someone could have gone way fast in my civic then I did that's for sure. I didn't make any turns like I wanted or anything. I felt super rusty


So the civic has Koni orange an eBay coil overs(not my choice already on the car.) So I just can't stand how bad I did. So I'm gonna buy a set of hoosiers tires. Anyways for the crx.(for autox) So I'm just gonna get them sooner than later n use them on the civic (for autox).

I'm gonna get ride of those eBay coil overs. An I'm thinking ground control. Cause they have a good price. Also thinking about getting some sway bars. For the front an rear. But I'm wondering what brand I should get an why.

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Old 04/03/2012, 04:53 AM   #41
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Old 04/09/2012, 03:54 AM   #42
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http://thmotorsports.com/i-232497.as...ingSeanVehSpec

Just make it easy on yourself. All you gotta do is pick your spring rate, do either the 8k front and 6k rear, or if you want really stiff for street do the 12k front and 10k rear.

As for a sway bar get an ASR one with a subframe brace. You can get them in a package.


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BAH - THMotorsports....

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Old 04/16/2012, 10:42 AM   #44
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Don't worry I've made the switch lol I had Jeremy look up some stuff for me. I wanna finish up a loan in this month then I'm gonna have alot of orders.

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