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So spring's coming soon

Looking at lowering the car so I'm looking at some spring options

Tein Stech's
Front: 1.1
Rear: 1.2
Part Number: SKHCO-AUB00
Sug. Retail: $330.00

H&R Sport Springs
Front: 1.5
Rear: 1.3
Part Number 51890
Sug. Retail $329.00

Eibach Pro Kit (for the 2013 Civic si... I'm assuming this will fit..However I called Eibach and they would not confirm this. Most likely for legal purposes)
Front: 1.2
Rear: 1.2
Part Number 4088.140
Sug Retail $339.00

Anyone got anything else?
 

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Seems to me that any coilover/springs will work for the ILX if it says it will work on the Si.. the problem is the ILX most likely has softer spring rates than the Si.. so you're going to see a drastic difference in the spring stiffness that the shocks weren't made for and I dunno how our "dual damper" shocks will react to the new spring rates.. my guess is VERY poorly since the shocks/struts are already one of the weakest points of the car in my book.
 

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How do these coilover/spring brands compare to KW suspension? I have a few friends that take their cars to a road course track and tell me how good their KW suspension setup is, but it comes at a hefty price
 

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Looks like Tein S tech finally released a part number for their springs

Drop is 1.1 front, 1.2 rear
Part number is SKHCO-AUB00
 

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Looks like Tein S tech finally released a part number for their springs

Drop is 1.1 front, 1.2 rear
Part number is SKHCO-AUB00
thanks for the information, finally a reputable brand like Tein has lowering springs available for the Acura ILX community.
after seeing your post i headed over to the tein use website for pricing, and they're $330.00 USD.

me being a person that will want adjust-ability and not just being limited to one setting, the Tein street basis coilovers would be the way to go for $950 USD.
 

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thanks for the information, finally a reputable brand like Tein has lowering springs available for the Acura ILX community.
after seeing your post i headed over to the tein use website for pricing, and they're $330.00 USD.

me being a person that will want adjust-ability and not just being limited to one setting, the Tein street basis coilovers would be the way to go for $950 USD.
coilovers are good but some people are on a budget and/or just want something mild that will tighten up the suspension, cut down on body roll, etc.
lowering springs alone make a huge difference.

speaking about body roll, how bad is body roll on the Acura ILX? anything we should be really concerned about?
 

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Any idea on the spring rates from these companies? So far the prices are the same ball park and the drop is almost identical.
We need more info on the specs to make an accurate decision.

Based off just hype, Tein charges more because people know their name.
Eibach has always had far and great prices with awesome customer service.
H&R isn't as reputable as either in my opinion, but looking at the prices above, looks like they're starting to charge more.
 

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the only thing I don't like about the spring option is that the struts from factory always tend to give out but I guess you have to put them to use rather than having them just sitting around. Do you guys plan to match up the springs with aftermarket struts afterwards like joni yellows with the extra lowering perch ;)
 

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Does Koni make shocks for the ILX?

With a mild drop like most of the companies weve been naming will give you shouldnt have to worry much about the shocks. If you plan on going low then its a must but even Konis will blow or leak if not properly matched to the ride height.
If this is where your mind is then your best bet is a full coilover system.
Still with full coilovers, lots of companies will void your warranty if you max them out and many many coilovers will still blow the shocks made for them if you max them out.

Look for coilovers with height adjustable perches you can change independently from the shock strut presets. That way the shocks are always at the right compression regardless if your getting ready for high waters or scraping frame.
 

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Looks like Tein S tech finally released a part number for their springs

Drop is 1.1 front, 1.2 rear
Part number is SKHCO-AUB00
So with the rear being .1 lower I'm guessing that evens out the ride? No way it'd be designed to have the rear drag....
 

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I wondered when a company claims a spring will work with stock shocks what are they claiming? That the shocks will FIT, or that the spring rate and drop wont blow the struts any quicker then a stock height?

I couldn't imagine the latter. But Ive also never had myself a pair of springs that couldn't fit a stock shock with them.
 

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It is the latter. The thing that wears the strut/shock the most is the drastic change in stroke, dampening hurts it as well but not quite as drastically or as quickly. Most swift springs lower the car between .5 and .8 inches and they way hey are designed even though they increase stiffness they gradually increase in stiffness the further the spring compresses.

If someone doesn't know a lot about suspension tuning (ie settimg dampening and rebound) this is a great choice because they upgrade the handling and don't beat up the existing hardware. Eventually you can upgrade struts and shocks once they are no longer good continue to improve from there.

Most people actually make their car handle worse when adjusting coilovers and they just go stuff thinking that stiffness translates to better handling and performance.
 

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The thing I don't like is that nobody has truly made a spring for the ilx. From what I've seen they are all civicsprings. The big question is does the civic have the same style struts as us?
 
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