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post #21 of 169 (permalink) Old 02-07-2011, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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second post updated. rear info coming shortly

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Thanks to College Hills Honda post 2 should be complete with a rough idea of OEM pricing. If any vendors have any info to contribute let me know.

Im about ready to order a set of coilovers as i just paid for my wheels!

Also we still have no user reviews! Someone on these forums has to have bought coilovers already. Let us know what you think!

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ok, with all the information here i still cant chose a coilover and im stuck between three unlikely choices.

My first issue is price. While 2k coilovers are expensive in general, i would pay that price if this was my track car. The CRZ is my daily though and that seems like a lot to pay for coilovers for the CRZ. My last car had coilovers and an EDFC on it for under 2k.

The three coilovers im looking at are the Tein SS, Monoflex and the HKS Hipermax. The Monoflex and Hipermax cost about the same, have similar specs and are really really nice. Problem is they cost a lot. Is the money worth it?

Next option is the Tein SS. The SS seem to be the best bang for the buck coilover available now. They are adjustable (unlike everything else in its price range minus KSport) and are pretty cheap. Tein is enough of a brand name to ensure a decent amount of quality though compared to KSport and these can be rebuilt. Another plus is they should be able to order with custom rates. Problem is the front spring rates are softer than the rear.

Anyone have input on this? Should i just wait for something else?

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i just received the hks coilovers, but waiting for new wheels before i put them on. I was on the same boat as you. I was really looking at cusco coilovers, but adding the adjustable rears pushed the price up to hks level. I was really hoping that stance coilovers would come out soon since they're good brand with good price range, i was talking to autornd about getting crz measurements made for stance (since autornd is a large importer of stance coilovers), but he said even after measurements it may take a few months to produce them.

if you can wait i'd wait for more options to come out. Tein ss is reasonable, but at the moment i still feel it's overpriced for what u get. i also get a lot of mixed reviews on the ss.

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^ great! finally an owner. Im sure quality is top notch right? Also is it a full coilover as in no need to re-use stock top mounts?

any pics? how long did they take to get?

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correct. no need to use stock top. I haven't even opened the box yet. I'd like to savor the moment for install date. will update when that time comes.

shipping was 3 days. hks USA seemed to have plenty in stock.

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^ music to my ears. ill be ordering these then.

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FYI, from another post (What is the stock spring rate?) it looks like the stock spring rate is 3.5 kg/mm front and 3.0 kg/mm rear.

The reason I wanted to know was to compare stock to aftermarket coilover rates.
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