slamming my Accord

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I have a CD accord, and the one thing I want to do before working on the engine is to lower it, Im planning on getting Eibach Sporlines. The thing is that I want to do the whole thing right, should I buy different shocks and change up my camber angle so it matches the springs? Or is just changing the springs okay? I just dont want to half ass the work on my baby.

Also, is it me or is the 94-97 Accord looks like monster truck.

-A

posted by  Project-A

VTEC CD...nice!:thumbs: Eibach Sport springs aren't that agressive so using your stock shocks shouldn't be a problem. However, if you're looking to improve handling on top of looks, then I would suggest some Koni or Tokico shocks. Keep in mind as with most things performance oriented, ride comfort will be compromised.

Anyways, got any pics of your Accord?

*EDIT* As for looking like a monster truck, it's just you. The 5th gen Accord is my favorite syling wise.

posted by  elchango36

and your EG is my fav civic....right next to mine of course :thumbs:

posted by  newyorker

http://mike88.net/sig/fronts.jpg


http://mike88.net/sig/rights.jpg


http://mike88.net/sig/dashs.jpg


http://mike88.net/sig/vtecs.jpg


Look at the side pic of my car, my car looks lifted.......like a monster truck, lol

posted by  Project-A

Either yours is higher than stock, or I haven't noticed that huge of a gap on my sister's black CD7. Very clean Accord. LOL, once you own a Honda you won't want to own anything else. Case in point- you have the same minivan my parents have, same color same wheels. :laughing:

posted by  elchango36

Yea, I really love my car. Anyways going back to the topic, Im prolly just going to get the springs first for my car then a few months later might get koni's shocks. The springs + shocks is just to much money, my real goal is just to get rid of that annoying gap. Then I have to save up far a H22A Engine.

Do you think Eibach Sportlines has enough drop to get rid of that gap? But I dont want to have it to low that I only see 3/4 of my wheels.

-A

posted by  Project-A

Yes, they should get rid of your gap, but they won't tuck your wheels.

posted by  elchango36

I'm sure you were asking this but people were a little to consumed with the results of a drop. However, anytime you are altering your suspension you should highly consider getting an alignment.

posted by  DSMer

:orglaugh: :orglaugh: :orglaugh:

posted by  Pythias

Hey Pythias, would you ever buy a Toyota? How about a Chrysler?:wink2:

posted by  elchango36

Yes if I found something at a good price that suited me. I am open to About any different make, but to say one is oh so much better than all the others, wayyyy to general a statement to make. But for the kind of cars I like/want, (powerful V8 sports cars) There aren't many different models much less makes that fit into my criteria. Usually the only three are Mustangs Camaros (my next car) and Firebirds. :thumbs:

posted by  Pythias

O RLY??

My previous car was a fifth generation Accord, loved it.

Nice car by the way.
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posted by  hondaman

oh, pu-LEEZE... :screwy:

I know yo're trying to be funny, but man... I've owned and driven hondas on the stret and track. I didn't replace them with other Hondas. I'd own another one, but they aren't top of my list.

posted by  ChrisV

There's lowering it, then there's slamming it. Yo've said both. Simple lowering, which you should get it aligned afterward, doen't necessarily reqire a replacement of anything else. Slamming it, however, is another story. There's a lot involved in doing it right, depending on the car (and the newer the car, the more involved)

posted by  ChrisV

The point I was gtrying to get across was Brand Loyalty. Everyone knows at least someone who is guilty of it.

posted by  elchango36

Really? I didnt know that, just thought one was slang the other is formal, who would have guess. I guess what Im going to do is "lowering" getting rid of the gap is my primary, decrease body roll is my second.

Anyways, Im glad to hear is that all I got to do is install the new springs and then aligning it, my pocket wouldnt be able to handle anymore.

-A

posted by  Project-A

If you're looking to reduce body roll, then you should invest into some sway bars. They are fairly inexpensive and if used with a nice strut and spring setup, you could get some great results.

Just by offchance, you may have stated this, but are you doing some sort of autocross or cone events with this car?

posted by  DSMer

Hey Project-A,

I have the Tein SS Damper Kit, I would like to trade the kit with your OEM suspension kit (if you still have the OEM complete suspension kit), do you live in Southern California?

Nothing's wrong with the Tein SS, I just want to go back to stock again.

If you're interested, please let me know.

My contact: jason.t.luong050696@gmail.com

posted by  Jeison Iyasu

Lowered covers every bit of lowering from slight to major, but slammed refers specifically to major amounts of lowering, often barely off the ground.

Here's your car stock:

http://mike88.net/sig/rights.jpg

Here's your car lowered:

http://www.supercars.net/pitlane/pics/2934286c.jpg

Here's your car slammed:

http://www.supercars.net/pitlane/pics/2934286a.jpg

The last one is about a 4-5" drop from stock, and would require a major rethinking of your suspension to do right on that Accord, starting with coilovers and possibly some different geometry in the A arms.

posted by  ChrisV

Wow, someone knows how to use photoshop:wink2: . thanks for the info. the second pic looks fine to me, lol.

Im not doing any racing or anything with my car, just want to reduce body roll because I can really feel it when I turn, just dont like it.

-A

posted by  Project-A

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