Ah, That’s Better…..

2 Mar

Tokico HP + Struts 2006 + Civic - Click to Order!

Tokico HP + Struts 2006 + Civic - Click to Order!

Jonathan has been complaining lately about the suspension in his Si.  He’s had the car for 3 years now, and it’s been on Eibach Sportlines all the while.  After 45k miles, the stock suspension was feeling a bit tired  The car had begun to crash a bit over the rough local roads which are so prevelant here on Long Island.  On the highway, the car still felt fine, but we knew it was tie for a change.

Removing the stock struts proved what Jon was feeling.  The stock units compressed fine, but the rebound was very slow.  This greatly effects the way the car feels on the road, especially on local roads.

The car spends most of it’s time commuting to and from work, and then some fun runs on the weekend.  We didn’t need anything crazy, just a nice, easy to install setup that wouldn’t break the bank.  Budget is at the top of everyones list nowadays, and we didn’t see the point in outfitting the car with coilovers.  Jon really likes the height of the Sportlines, and they actually do ride quite nicely.  We ended up ordering some of the Tokico HP + struts.  We installed them along with a new set of SPC camber bolts.  The net result is exactly what we wanted.   

To order a set for your ’06 + Civic, just click the picture above!

3 Responses to “Ah, That’s Better…..”

  1. Jonathan March 3, 2009 at 10:29 AM #

    Saturday night, the wife and I drove into NYC for dinner with some friends. Anyone who knows NYC roads knows THIS is the place to test any daily driven suspension.

    Typical of NYC roads, and even worse during the winter where pavement cracks and expansion joints are even more prevalant, the SI took it all like a champ…even on the rather thin 225/40/18 tires. At no point did the car feel like it bottomed out or slammed on the bumpstops because of a lavel of travel.

    The Eibach/Tokico combo is a winner on the street with near-stock ride quality that is a bit firmer than stock when pushed.

  2. Om1kron March 6, 2009 at 8:54 PM #

    hopefully they revamped these shocks greatly, they’re notorious for blowing well below their life expectancy.


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