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post #41 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-22-2014, 01:38 AM
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread... hope nobody minds but I thought I would contribute and this thread looked like the best place to post my new springs installation.

Anyway, just installed a set of Tein H.Tech lowering springs. Garage Five - a specialty auto installer here did them for me. Apparently, when installing these springs, they had to remove about 1.5cm off the front bump stops, but didn't have to do anything on the rear stops.

The drop is not that significant compared to others, but more then enough for me. Handling and overall suspension feel is excellent. Much better than the stock springs but just as comfortable. Totally worth the upgrade and highly recommended for anyone who doesn't want a significant drop and at the same time upgrading to a firmer stock suspension feel.

Right now, my plan is to drive around for the next 500km on my old rims and tires and hopefully the springs will settle by then. After, I'll install my new rims/tires and bring the car into the dealer for a wheel alignment.

Here is the front springs installed


Here is the rear springs installed


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post #42 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-22-2014, 11:16 AM
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Thanks for contributing. That's what we're here for... mostly...

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Wheels will make no difference on your alignment. I would keep on your old wheels on for the alignment. The less that someone else that isn't you touches your wheels, the better... At least that's my rule. All too many times have I heard "yeah, yeah, I'm always careful" and be horribly disappointed...

Especially at the Honda dealer... The one by me uses the kind that clamps on the lip of the wheel and it can leave marks.

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Wheels will make no difference on your alignment. I would keep on your old wheels on for the alignment. The less that someone else that isn't you touches your wheels, the better... At least that's my rule. All too many times have I heard "yeah, yeah, I'm always careful" and be horribly disappointed...

Especially at the Honda dealer... The one by me uses the kind that clamps on the lip of the wheel and it can leave marks.
Item9... I was thinking the same thing but my new rims and tires are different size than stock. Rims are 17x7et45 and the tire size is 215/45/17. Shouldn't you use the new ones when doing the alignment or does it even matter?

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After thinking about what you said, that does sounds right. Changing wheels won't change the camber or toe so I will take your excellent advice.

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I just got a jeep as a second car so I wont be loading anything heavy into the back any more and need new shocks anyway. I was thinking of lowering just the back. Can anyone comment on whether it is worth it?

I already scrape the front where I live so I don't want to lower the front. I want stiffer springs in the front too, but they all come shorter than OE. Maybe lowering the back will tilt the car enough so I don't scrape all the time. Any other solutions to the front scraping all the time?

Maybe i need to cough up the extra for coilovers. Im not exactly sure here, I am new to suspension tuning.
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I just got a jeep as a second car so I wont be loading anything heavy into the back any more and need new shocks anyway. I was thinking of lowering just the back. Can anyone comment on whether it is worth it?

I already scrape the front where I live so I don't want to lower the front. I want stiffer springs in the front too, but they all come shorter than OE. Maybe lowering the back will tilt the car enough so I don't scrape all the time. Any other solutions to the front scraping all the time?

Maybe i need to cough up the extra for coilovers. Im not exactly sure here, I am new to suspension tuning.
You want to lower just the rear?



If you want stiffer springs in the front without changing the ride height the best way would be to go with a coilover and go with a longer spring than what it comes with in a higher spring rate that way you can retain the stock ride height with a stiffer spring. Some coil overs will allow for stock ride height right out of the box. There are also those really cheap spring spacers/lifters/boosters that can change the rate and raise the height but I wouldn't recommend those.
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Any of these spring sets should work just fine for Zf3/2016 since that had not changed in the refresh correct?
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Would anyone have any experience with these?

DIRENZA LOWERING SPRINGS TRACK SUSPENSION 30mm HONDA CR Z 1.5 HYBRID ZF1 | eBay

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post #50 of 52 (permalink) Old 02-01-2017, 04:38 PM
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Never heard of them.

Looks like that brand name is trying to bank off of the familiarity of Dunlop's Direzza tire line. In any case they're probably junk.
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