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Alright, this is going to be the deciding factor. I HAVE to get some new shocks and struts very soon because 20k miles on just progress springs is getting a little rough and squeeky. I cant decide between:

the Mugen sport suspension--$1000 with spring rate of front= 279lb/inch and rear 458lb/inch. no height adjustability or dampening adjustment.

Tanabe Sustec Pro S-OC II--$1000 with spring rate of front= 8kg/mm and rear 8kg/mm. ride height adjustability, no dampening adjustment.

Tanabe Sustec Pro S-OC--$1200 same as above except it has a helper spring

Tanabe Sustec Pro S-S II--$1300 same spring rates as above, but has solid pillow upper ball mounts. ride height adjustability and dampening adjustment.

Tanabe Sustec Pro S-S--$1500 same as above except it has a helper spring.

Tein SS--I can get for $1190 shipped. stiffer springs than any of the above mentioned. ride height and dampening adjustability.

Keep in mind the prices are msrp so i could get the a lot cheaper than that, except for the tein which is $1190 shipped. I dont do autocross and i go to the drag strip about once a month. I want a responsive suspension, but i dont want to pay for something that im not going to use. A nice smooth ride during the week, but something that could help me out on the track. If anyone has any experience with any of the brands, please help me out. thanks.
 

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ive got the tein ss, i love them
 

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damn only one person replying....this sucks. does anyone have experience with the sustec systems?? btw, thanks for the reply.
 

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i have got HKS highpermax pro on my type R and are very good they just cost more than the ones you stated but there is also HKS highpermax II coilovers (which are cheaper) that you could try in japan now you can get these for about 1700dolars US
 

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I've got a friend who autocrosses a 1st gen rx7 and a 2nd gen crx. He has an all motor b18c with full Progress suspension and lives by his Progress coilovers. From what I know Progress did an excellant job on the integra/civic chassis and I wouldn't doubt that they've held up with the RSX/Ep3.
 

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im also actually debating whether to get s-0c type 2s or the s-0c's only.....

pricewise id go with the type 2's

if only mugen was height adjustable...id go with those....
 

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You like the s-s pro?? how does it compare to stock on the softest setting?? if you could do it over again would you get them? thanks.

I have the progress springs, and im sure the coilovers are nice. Im sure that the are a little on the stiff side though.
 

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I'm going with the Tanabe Sustec Pro S-OC II. It looks good, simple, and I hear good things about them. Also you can go to www.hpautoworks.com and they have it for $800. They also have the Progress coilovers for $935, best prices I've seen so far.
 

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I think it is better than stock. Right now I have it on the 2 sofest setting, and if I was to getting anything else I wouldnt because this shit is ill.
 

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mugens....eahhhhh ok....
tein...
 

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Hey guys, ive heard good things about the progress coilovers, anyone have an experience with them? I want a slightly less expensive coilover system without going with sleeve coilovers. I would go Tein SS but Ive been looking around, and been hearing good things about cheaper coilovers :)
 

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thats the way i feel. i dont want to pay for dampening adjustment unless im going to use it. I would like to know how the nonadjustable dampening struts ride.
 

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MIYAGIRSX said:
mugens....eahhhhh ok....
tein...
Wow, another Mugen SS hater. Some people really need to do some research.
 

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Yup, people put mugen off because you cannot adjust them. But they are already adjusted for you. The dampners, spring rate and height are already balanced by pro's. I doubt I would be able to tune say the Tien SS to optimal levels with custom ride height like they have it. Then again, that's just me
 

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Ive decided to save up for Mugens because Ive done my research and found that I wont be doing any Auto X stuff. Also re-adjusting the ride height would mean alignment again which is more $$ and I dont wanna deal with the adjusting and Im using my car as a daily driver car and the roads here are kinda bad so I dont need such a low drop even though it would look alot nicer. So I think it all depends on what you want before you decide. Oh yea and cuz its MUGEN!! :thumbsup:
 
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