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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-08-2016, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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spoon dampers

Any-one got experience of running Spoon Dampers with the standard springs?

Any advantage over stock?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-08-2016, 04:11 PM
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I am not sure anyone has used the dampers with factory springs yet several have used with the spoon springs. Hope someone can chime in to give you the answer you are looking for.
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I myself have the spoon spring and damper set up and love it.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-08-2016, 10:25 PM
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I wouldn't spend the money on dampers without getting the matching springs, just because the dampers from any maker are designed for the spring rates as a matched set. You might get into a situation where you'll wear out the new dampers before their time with the standard springs, seeing their rebound rate is not as stiff. You should note that I'm not a suspension expert, and you can be the guinea pig to prove me wrong, but I've always matched OEM dampers with springs, and/or matched aftermarket dampers with the same maker's springs. It's not a steadfast principle, because you CAN mix and match if you know what you're doing and do your research, but you might take a few hours and browse some build threads to see what people have done--if someone else doesn't chime in with their personal experience with the Spoon/OEM match up, specifically.

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This is something I've actually considered myself. From past experience I'd NEVER run OEM dampers with aftermarket springs again, but I would consider running OEM springs with aftermarket dampers, after all many people do this purely as a cheaper form of maintenance when they have a weepy shock after 250,000 miles or something. FWIW the U.K. Spoon distributor does say you can use these shocks with OEM springs but then goes onto recommend the Spoon springs, surprise surprise. I don't think they'd say it was possible if it wasn't though. Description from the UK site below:

"The Spoon fixed type suspension is designed for improved handling and sports driving but without the complication of damper and height adjustment.

Features-

Designed for use with high grip radial tires and occasional circuit use
Can be used with the standard springs
Designed for sport driving
No height or damper adjustment capability
Constructed by SHOWA (original Honda manufacturer) for impeccable quality and longevity
For best results we recommend use with the Spoon Sports Progressive Spring kit

Ideal for the everyday use driver that may track occasionally or enjoys a sportier feel. "
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