96DXCivic
96DXCivic New Reader
9/21/08 7:15 p.m.

Has anyone got suggestions on coil-overs? I am a bit limited on money. I was looking at Skunk2 Pro S, Omni Power adjustable damping coil-overs or H&R. Anyone have any experience with these?

CivicSiRacer
CivicSiRacer New Reader
9/22/08 9:56 a.m.

Are most of those coilovers over $1000? I would suggest Koni Yellow Sports (off the shelf) and Ground Control coilovers. If you have a 96 DX like your name suggests I would get 350-400 fronts and 400-450 rears.

I got my package for my 00 Civic Si for about $900 out the door with shipping.

cxhb
cxhb New Reader
9/22/08 10:01 a.m.

ditto. or i have heard PIC's are good and people actually run them in the honda challenge. plus you can select the spring rates. just my .02 i only have experience with koni yellows and H&R generic "race" springs though

CivicSiRacer
CivicSiRacer New Reader
9/24/08 9:35 a.m.

If you can spend the extra money I would go with the Koni SPSS3 shocks and stiffer coils. I have seen the package for $1200.

On my 91 Civic Si which I won 39 out of 40 autocrosses in 2005 (including Northeast Divisionals and PA States) I had SPSS3s and 400/450 springs, but that car was 2080lbs. I think on my 00 Civic Si that car would have been much better on stiffer springs, but the Koni Yellows can only handle up to about 500lb springs.

On my 00 Civic SI if I had to do it over again I would have put on 600/650lb springs with SPSS3s.

Type Q
Type Q Reader
9/24/08 11:41 a.m.

I ran SPSS Koni's with 450/550 springs on my '93 Si for a couple of years. It was a good combination. The car weighed roughly 2150 lbs. I came to the conclusion that it needed another 100 to 150 lbs/inch on each corner to keep up with the insanely fast STS competition in Northern California.

poopshovel
poopshovel Dork
9/24/08 12:49 p.m.
I am a bit limited on money

"drop-zone" coilovers FTW. It's a threaded piece of metal. No need to go all "pimpy" just to impress the cool kids. Find yourself some used konis or tokicos on CL, or if you're adventurous, find truck shocks that fit. No-name springs are cheap (it's a coiled piece of metal instead of a threaded one) and away you go.

$153 SHIPPED, including springs. I would assume you can make a phone call and select your spring rates:

http://www.racingworks.com/dropzone_coilover.htm

96DXCivic
96DXCivic New Reader
9/24/08 4:20 p.m.

I am trying to keep it under $1000 and all three coil-over packages are under that price. But it seems everyone likes the koni's and ground controls. Anyone else got suggestions?

92dxman
92dxman New Reader
9/24/08 10:00 p.m.

Honestly, i've heard the dropzone are pretty decent and hey you can't beat the price compared to the other two packages.

96DXCivic
96DXCivic New Reader
9/24/08 10:09 p.m.

Are there different spring rates available for these coilovers?

poopshovel
poopshovel Dork
9/25/08 8:41 a.m.
$153 SHIPPED, including springs. I would assume you can make a phone call and select your spring rates:
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