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lowering springs Question?

I Got A 2010 accord sedan, im looking into buying some lowering springs for it. but all i can find are springs for Accord coupes, So my question is Would Lowering springs for a coupe fit a sedan? Any Info Would Help. Thank You All

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read here why springs are a bad idea - buy coils - save your money until you can...

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Everyone on here hates people using springs. I remember when I was in the market for them everyone kept saying save your money buy coils. I have been using tein s-tech on stock struts and I haven't had 1 issue with them and there is no unnecessary bouncing. I also had mine professionally installed so that may have helped.

But to answer your question I'm pretty sure they would work the suspension is the same between sedan and coupe you just have to make sure you get springs for the i4 if it's a i4 and get v6 ones if you drive a v6.

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I want to get springs too, then if the struts wear out I'll just buy coilovers then. I just can't afford the $800 they cost then having to buy cams and have them installed just seems a little much for me. I drive over 3,000 miles a month and want a stock ride on the means streets of Tampa I don't want to bounce everytime I hit a bump. I do a lot of interstate driving and don't take my car to the track, I just want to lower it about an inch to look better.

I've already bought a cold air intake and Magnaflow exhaust (should be here Wednesday) and then just want springs and wheels and I'm done.

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I want to get springs too, then if the struts wear out I'll just buy coilovers then. I just can't afford the $800 they cost then having to buy cams and have them installed just seems a little much for me. I drive over 3,000 miles a month and want a stock ride on the means streets of Tampa I don't want to bounce everytime I hit a bump. I do a lot of interstate driving and don't take my car to the track, I just want to lower it about an inch to look better.

I've already bought a cold air intake and Magnaflow exhaust (should be here Wednesday) and then just want springs and wheels and I'm done.

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here's the rub - you pay for two installs which are not cheap
put on springs now - about 400-500 and springs are 250
when they blow - get coils for 700-800 and then another 400-500 for install

or just get coils and install once...


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Glen e, thanks for the input. I've been reading all the info on this topic for two weeks now. My only concern is that I drive around 25,000 a year on most interstates and Tampa highways that are terrible, no snow though. I just really want to drop around an 1 inch when I get my rims and tires to give it a good look. I don't want too low to bottom out when I drive up to my house. I'm just surprised I have to pay $1,000 to lower my car an inch.

Will the coilovers be comfortable like stock and not bounce around when I hit a bump? I'm 39 and don't want to look like a 20yo (no offense to 20 yo's).

How much will I have to spend getting the cam kit and having them installed too? If I pay $1,200 for rims and tires, I want them to last.

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If you're not going to any track day, canyon driving, sport driving etc. I think you should just get the springs. Also if you drive long distance I would imagine that you want a pretty comfortable ride. With coil-overs the shorter shock body and stiffer spring the ride will be stiffer that even if you have the setting to the lowest.

And if you are going with just the spring drop, you will need an alignment. anything more then 1 inch drop you will need an camber kit.

I have been running KYB AGX and pro-kit on my eclipse for years. The owner before me had cut springs... Talk about old school.

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Glen e, thanks for the input. I've been reading all the info on this topic for two weeks now. My only concern is that I drive around 25,000 a year on most interstates and Tampa highways that are terrible, no snow though. I just really want to drop around an 1 inch when I get my rims and tires to give it a good look. I don't want too low to bottom out when I drive up to my house. I'm just surprised I have to pay $1,000 to lower my car an inch.

Will the coilovers be comfortable like stock and not bounce around when I hit a bump? I'm 39 and don't want to look like a 20yo (no offense to 20 yo's).

How much will I have to spend getting the cam kit and having them installed too? If I pay $1,200 for rims and tires, I want them to last.

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good camber kit can cost $250+ with cheap alternatives $150.
When you do your struct/coilover install, it makes sense to change out your camber set at the same time. dunno about the actual labour cost, I did it myself with a buddy and took 5 hrs+ when I changed to coils and cambers. Sedan struct install is a pain in the butt for the rear, since you have to take out the rear shelf to reach the struct hats.

You're looking at spending at least $2500-3000 for coils/camber/wheel/tires set just for parts alone. Another alternative for lowering with be the HFP suspension which will work on sedans. It's not that much cheaper, but you won't need a camber kit. Saw one used here earlier for $750 or less I believe

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good camber kit can cost $250+ with cheap alternatives $150.
When you do your struct/coilover install, it makes sense to change out your camber set at the same time. dunno about the actual labour cost, I did it myself with a buddy and took 5 hrs+ when I changed to coils and cambers. Sedan struct install is a pain in the butt for the rear, since you have to take out the rear shelf to reach the struct hats.

You're looking at spending at least $2500-3000 for coils/camber/wheel/tires set just for parts alone. Another alternative for lowering with be the HFP suspension which will work on sedans. It's not that much cheaper, but you won't need a camber kit. Saw one used here earlier for $750 or less I believe
Well, it that's what people are spending on coilovers, I'll just get some new rims and tires and live with the gap. I'm making a stretch to pay the money for the rims and tires next year, there's no way I can afford to spend that much on suspension. I love my Accord, but I have priorities and riding low is not that important to me (not saying those that have are wrong, just not for me). I might go with the springs or just say the heck with it all together, but thanks for all the help in deciding.

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If you're not going to any track day, canyon driving, sport driving etc. I think you should just get the springs. Also if you drive long distance I would imagine that you want a pretty comfortable ride. With coil-overs the shorter shock body and stiffer spring the ride will be stiffer that even if you have the setting to the lowest.

And if you are going with just the spring drop, you will need an alignment. anything more then 1 inch drop you will need an camber kit.

I have been running KYB AGX and pro-kit on my eclipse for years. The owner before me had cut springs... Talk about old school.
hogwash....my coils and 20 inch wheels run like stock, no bumps or bad ride...


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hogwash....my coils and 20 inch wheels run like stock, no bumps or bad ride...
So your saying 20 inch rims with thinner tires, coil over (shorter shocks) performs like OEM? bull dingo berries! So do you even drive your car over cracks, bumps, dips, pot holes.....

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Glen e, thanks for the input. I've been reading all the info on this topic for two weeks now. My only concern is that I drive around 25,000 a year on most interstates and Tampa highways that are terrible, no snow though. I just really want to drop around an 1 inch when I get my rims and tires to give it a good look. I don't want too low to bottom out when I drive up to my house. I'm just surprised I have to pay $1,000 to lower my car an inch.

Will the coilovers be comfortable like stock and not bounce around when I hit a bump? I'm 39 and don't want to look like a 20yo (no offense to 20 yo's).

How much will I have to spend getting the cam kit and having them installed too? If I pay $1,200 for rims and tires, I want them to last.

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if you just want a one inch drop, get the HFP suspension from honda. i have it, and it is much smoother than having springs on stock struts (which is what i had before). my stock struts went bad after ~7 months after i put on the eibach springs. fwiw, it sounds like the hfp setup is what will serve you best.

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Or you could buy a spring+shock/strut combo that is designed for lowering. Some shock/struts are designed for lowering springs.

Someone on this forum once told me I must know nothing about cars because my forum sig just had some visual mods listed in it. I suppose what's listed in your sig is the extent of your car knowledge.
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Or you could buy a spring+shock/strut combo that is designed for lowering. Some shock/struts are designed for lowering springs.
this is what a coilover is....


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if you just want a one inch drop, get the HFP suspension from honda. i have it, and it is much smoother than having springs on stock struts (which is what i had before). my stock struts went bad after ~7 months after i put on the eibach springs. fwiw, it sounds like the hfp setup is what will serve you best.
I was gonna suggest this but ya beat me too it. They HFP set up is the best bet if you only want an inch drop!

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this is what a coilover is....
Yes this is true BUT many other cars can get aftermarket shocks/struts that can accommodate lower springs so it's cost effective. I had neuspeed race springs with KYB AGX shocks/stuts and it wasn't height adjustable but the car had a beautiful stance and rode well for being so low. As far as I know there are no upgraded shocks/struts made for the 8th gen accord.

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