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Old 02-22-2012, 12:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Coilover sleeves? Skunk2 or Ground Control?

Hi everyone,

My CL9 currently has lowering springs & I'm not happy with the ride height. I replaced the shocks for new OEM ones only 1.5yrs ago (not much mileage since). Not wanting to cut springs or try reset the current setup, I was wondering if anyone's had good experiences with Skunk2 or Ground Control coilover sleeves on stock shocks?? Too harsh?

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Skunk2's seem cheaper, but not sure if the spring rates etc are too harsh compared to Ground Control.

Reason why I'm looking @ sleeves instead of complete coilovers, is I want to get more of my moneys worth out of my shocks. Besides, I can always replace them with Konis when they die, which would probably be approx the same time as non premium coilovers would last too.

One more major concern of mine is if these coilover sleeves tend to unseat themselves when shortened (ie lower ride heights)?? If this is the case, I wouldn't bother @ all.

Any help/advice would be appreciated.

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Old 02-22-2012, 02:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You can't really go wrong with the Ground Controls. If you search around on here, you'll find that the Ground Controls are quality coilover sleeves. I haven't heard too much about the Skunk2 ones though, so can't help you out there. Good luck with whichever one you choose and post pics!
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Thanks 4 the response. Any opinion on if they unseat themselves @ lower heights?
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i agree, cant go wrong w/ ground controls... they use quality eibach springs plus you can pick up custom spring rates... skunk2 are too stiff for daily driving...
also fyi ground control makes different sleeves for stock shock & konis...
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I've got ground controls on konis and I've never had an issue. *knocks on wood* I'm also pretty low, but not slammed. I like a firm ride so I have my settings on full stiff. I imagine u would have a more compliant ride if u were to pair them up with ur oem shocks. I think someone posted a set in the classifieds.

I might be wrong but I've never stumbled across a post or a thread where someone used the skunk2 sleeves on a TSX. I have read that owners of other vehicles weren't too fond of this product but I guess it's a matter of preference.
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Thanks. So that means if I get GC's for stock shocks I can't upgrade shocks later?? If so,.major deal breaker.
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Thanks. So that means if I get GC's for stock shocks I can't upgrade shocks later?? If so,.major deal breaker.
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ground control spring kits are designed to be used with EITHER stock OR aftermarket shocks.

u can contact them directly and request custom spring rates or ask them what they would recommend for ur particular case. inform them that u intend to pair these up with stock shocks, but that u intend to upgrade to aftermarket shocks at some point.

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i frist had the skunk2 sleeves on stock struts, ride was ok, gave me the drop that i needed...then i picked up koni yellow sp3s...felt a lot better, especially since i could adjust dampening....then i picked up a set of GC sleeves....felt way better imo...a lot more smooth driving around...almost stock like, all while being about 1 finger gap all around...i say pickup ground controls with the konis...they will not disappoint....
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