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Hey guys... just picked up my ILX yesterday after work, and already thinking of mods :)

I have a 07 Si Sedan and it has H&R coilovers that I picked up used. The ride is a bit too stiff for daily driving, but since the ILX will be my new daily, I am looking to lower it but still keep the ride quality.

Seems like one of the softest coilovers are the tein basis. I found a place selling them here: TEIN Street Basis Coilovers Acura ILX (2012-2013) GSHC0-1UAS2

Anyone try these yet? If not on the ILX, maybe on another car? My friend has Tein Flex on his DSM and the ride is way too stiff, so that's the only Tein i can compare it to. the spring rate on these seems to be pretty low though.

thanks for your feedback, and glad to be on the forums!

zack
 

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My friend had Tein basics on his car and I didn't like it at all. The car still had quite a bit of body roll and was too soft for my liking.
 

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My friend had Tein basics on his car and I didn't like it at all. The car still had quite a bit of body roll and was too soft for my liking.
Which car was that ?
 

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teins are garbage for our ilx... isnt worth the money to have shiney green coilovers . but being that our cars are brand new they have little options to go with . So far, there are D2's, megan racing, and the teins.
for the same price as the tein basics, the d2's come with dampers and are a little cheaper i believe. correct me if im wrong or add another brand if there is. im debating in between the megans and d2's. someone on a different forum wrote a review on them. since the chassis dont have much difference i think they would be the same quality for our cars .

http://www.8thcivic.com/forums/suspension-brakes/257851-review-megan-racing-coilovers-street-series.html

specs for the d2's Starting @ $977.96

- 36-Way adjustable rebound and dampening
- Monotube high pressure design for fade free performance
- Custom spring rates from 3 to 22 kg/mm
- Teflon coated spring perch
- Vehicle drops of up to 120mm, 90-100mm on some applications
- 6061 powder coated aluminum camber plates and upper pillow ball mounts
- Includes keys for ride height adjustment
- CNC machined
- Fully rebuildable and serviceable in the United States
- 1 year limited warranty

spec for Megan Racing Street Series Full Coilovers Starting @ $877.95

32 Levels of Dampener Adjustment
Includes rubber boot dust covers.
Monotube design offers quick responsiveness and better vehicle control.
Comes with 1-year manufacturer-defect warranty.
Independent "Spring Preload" and "Ride-Height" adjustment.
Moderate Spring Rates make them great for the track and spirited street driving.
Pillow-Ball Upper Strut Mounts with adjustable camber on select applications.

specs for the Megan Racing EZ Street Series Full Coilovers Starting @ $687.95

15 Levels of Dampener Adjustment
Includes rubber boot dust covers.
Monotube design for better heat dissipation.
Comes with 1-year manufacturer-defect warranty.
Independent "Spring Preload" and "Ride-Height" adjustment.
Conservative spring rates that work well for daily use.

(prices do not include shipping... but black friday is coming up and i hope these things go on sale)
 

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If you're looking for a great daily ride quality.. if you can wait; Billsteins are always difficult to contest on any car. They offer a great performance with a GREAT, much better than stock, ride quality over the bumpys.. the draw is that they're not perfect for the track and they don't usually lower as much as other brands. Say if Koni goes 2.5 inches, Billistein will only go 2"
 

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I dont think soo, La has nothing but harsh roads so id need something to ride around in comfort at the stance i want lol.
 

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Billisteins are the GOAT for daily use.. just my opinion. Had them on my RX-7 and 2 mustangs.. couldn't of been happier.
 

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I have basics waiting for my FG2, does anyone know if they will fit the ILX?
Conflicting reports.. the common consensus has been yes.. try messaging a manufacture like Tein and see.. a few aftermarket retailers are listing the D2 Racing and Tein coilovers as 2012+ Civic Si/Fits 2013 ILX
 

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I guess ill see when it gets warmer, no use in putting em on now anyway......but it would be kick ass if they do, then ill leave my civic on prokit and put the coils on the ILX lol
 

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There will be something on the ILX by April and am hoping for KW's
 

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Anyway we can find out the differences between the suspension systems on both? Maybe we can find out what exactly needs to be done from that?
 

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Should be able to email a vendor or manufacturer to find out the answer to this.
 

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anyone know if the Megan Racing EZ Street Series Full Coilovers are any good? they seem to be quite a bit cheaper than any of the other ones.
 
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