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ok the car is a 1996 civic coupe the car will be driven on weekends and somtimes on the 1320. now i seen the blox coilovers on jhpusa.com i'm interested in the 12kfront and 10k rears. has anyone purschased them yet and have any feedback. i also hear alot of people talking about the gc/koni setup up but how do ride,the car will be dropped alittle i live in new york and i dont want to replace oilpans everyweek. also are the tophats necessary if i dont drop it so low? thanks for anyone's input.
 

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I wouldn't give a dime to a suspension company that doesn't specialize in it. I also wouldn't buy suspension from skunk2 or omni either. With that said...

I've been very happy with my PICs. They've done well on the track and on the street. I daily drive their 10k/8k selects. If I had it to do all over again, I probably would have gone stiffer since my main goal is to enjoy the car on track. I think PICs are probably the best bang for the buck.
 

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I wouldn't give a dime to a suspension company that doesn't specialize in it. I also wouldn't buy suspension from skunk2 or omni either. With that said...

I've been very happy with my PICs. They've done well on the track and on the street. I daily drive their 10k/8k selects. If I had it to do all over again, I probably would have gone stiffer since my main goal is to enjoy the car on track. I think PICs are probably the best bang for the buck.
would you not buy a valvetrain from eibach because they do not specialize in valvetrains? yeah, they make suspensions/suspension components well, but does that translate into a good retainer/valvetrain combo? it can be argued both ways.

i agree with you to an extent, but if the product is good and you're on a budget, blox might be your best choice.
 

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Eibach specializes in "SPRINGS" in general... and makes some of the best if not the best springs in the world...
 

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I also wouldn't buy suspension from skunk2.
You can't make statements like that without supporting reasons. I have many happy Skunk2 Pro Series Coilover customers and aside from a 1st batch design flaw on some models I have had no complaints about their product. It's quality stuff and does the job they are asked to do.

Are they the best? Most likely not. Do the do what they were designed and fulfill the need of the end user for an exceptional value? Without question.

For a vast majority of the people looking to buy coilovers from company's like Omni and Skunk2 and the like their products fulfill their need well.
 

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for the price of blox coilovers/omni/skunk2.... you might as well fork up the extra cash for the PIC APEX coilovers..... getting a better product

being cheap gets expensive fast!!!
 

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Just get some Koni yellows and GC coil overs. At least then you will know what you have. Don't get too aggressive with the springs; contact Koni and ask what the max rates are for your app. If you need more they can custom valve them for you.
 

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would you not buy a valvetrain from eibach because they do not specialize in valvetrains? yeah, they make suspensions/suspension components well, but does that translate into a good retainer/valvetrain combo? it can be argued both ways.
I'm running eibach evs valvesprings. Why? because eibach specializes in springs...

i agree with you to an extent, but if the product is good and you're on a budget, blox might be your best choice.
My point here is that many of these import aftermarket companies produce poor products or cheap clones because many people will simply buy whatever is cheap.

I'm not insisting that he buy high dollar parts. Look at PIC. PIC won't sell a combo that they haven't tracked, and they are in the same $$ ballpark as Blox. What I *am* advocating is buying from a company that has a background in a product they make.

Its your suspension... Your life is literally riding on it...
 

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You can't make statements like that without supporting reasons. I have many happy Skunk2 Pro Series Coilover customers and aside from a 1st batch design flaw on some models I have had no complaints about their product. It's quality stuff and does the job they are asked to do.
1st batch had a design flaw... problems with valvetrain components... cam gears with incorrect markings... t6-6061 brackets that bend... etc... etc...

I simply believe that skunk2 is a poor engineering group... Thats my opinion based on what I've seen over the years and skunk2's responses to them. I simply choose not to do business with them.

Are they the best? Most likely not. Do the do what they were designed and fulfill the need of the end user for an exceptional value? Without question.

For a vast majority of the people looking to buy coilovers from company's like Omni and Skunk2 and the like their products fulfill their need well.
Found info just the other day regarding a poor guy that wrecked his car. omni coilover snapped in half which is believed to be the cause of the wreck (car dropped, lost control, etc.)

I'm not knocking companies that offer value. I did not point him at a set of motons. I recommended PICs which are a definite value setup. I'm all about bang for the buck. I simply have low tolerance for what I perceive to be low quality.

Ok. I'll put my soapbox away now. Sorry for taking away from the original poster.
 
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