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Old 02-20-2015, 08:03 AM
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Default Looking to lower

Hey all,

currently i'm driving a 1999 4 door EX V6 with about 180,000 miles. I was thinking of lowering it for the summer and I was wondering what the usual procedure is. I live in the northeast so once winter hits later in the year i'd like to be able to raise it up again to combat the snow. I know a little bit about suspension but i've never worked on any before.

Thanks guys!
Old 02-22-2015, 05:50 AM
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Kind of a tall order to get both - loweredand normal.

Best bet to be able to have both is going to be an adjustable set up.
Old 03-01-2015, 12:10 PM
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I would suggest a good set of adjustable coil overs. Make sure you align the vehicle after each adjustment, IE after lowering and raising it. I have adjustable coil overs on my 92 Accord. Be warned, the ride will be a bit more bouncy. The spring dampening will determine that.

Good Luck!
Old 03-03-2015, 01:40 AM
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Depending on what you are looking for there are different coilover options available.

If you are looking for something that stays comfortable, and can lower the car up to 2in, check out Tein Street Basis. The Basis run about $600ish and are a VERY comfortable coilover setup. On smooth roads they ride like stock, and even on bumpy ones, they won't rattle your teeth out.

If you want to go lower than 2in, the cheapest reliable option would be Function&Form Type 1s. But be warned, they are stiff. Mostly because they were designed to let you "slam" the car. Priced about $630ish.
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