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Old 09 Feb 2014, 01:40 am
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Default Rims and suspension on an Integra?

Ok I have a 1996 Acura Integra. I recently purchased it from a friend and I want to fix up the suspension and put some nice wheels. Right now it's dropped on ebay springs in the back and cut stock springs in the front. What's a good suspension combo springs and struts. And another one is I want to put some 15in rims but I really don't want my tire and rim sticking out my fenders. What are some good rims and offset I should get.. Thanx
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Old 09 Feb 2014, 01:50 am
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Hey, I would change out those cut stock springs ASAP. Not safe at all! The spring rate is destroyed...

However, a 205/50/R15 tire would go well on a 15" wheel and fill in the wheel wells enough that you won't look like your riding in a monster truck. Also, it depends on how low you want to go. If lower than 3" from stock ride height, I would go to a 205/45/R15. Just for clearance issues.

As for offset, well, anything that's +40 will do you good. If you are planning on sticking with just a coil over system and no camber adjustment, then +40 is a good start. If you are planning on getting a camber kit and maybe a little more lip on the wheels, then a higher offset will be needed. However, that's when tire fitment becomes crucial... You'll either need a skinnier tire, OR go with an actual one-piece coil over setup. Though, just for your suspension, you'd be looking at $400+ (and that's for e-bay cheapies).

Blackworks, Blox, Raceland, Tein, Skunk2, Eibach, and Godspeed all make decent coilovers. Godspeed and Raceland are probably your best bet if you're on a tighter budget. Blackworks, Tein, and Eibach are race-proven, and are known for good ride and dependability, but will cost you about the equivalent of a kidney on the black market. lol

As for wheels; (Of course) Rota, Enkei, Motegi, BBS, and Tenzo-R are a few off the top of my head. Tenzo-R would be the cheaper of the bunch, but have a decent selection. Rota, Enkei, and BBS are light, nice, but expensive (like, $150/wheel for 15"s without any tires). All of those manufacturers offer custom offsets and finishes.

Check out www, They have a wheel fitment guide and have a program that lets you view the wheels on your car!

I have a 1996 Integra LS 4-door (DB7) and I'm rocking the e-bay coils ($35 Race Hard brand) with new KYB struts ($150 for all 4). I'm sitting on 205/35/R17 Enkei's +40 offset, 3.5" lowered with no camber adjustment (yet). Got a very small amount of scrubbing if I have a couple heavy friends and make a sharp turn on a dip... lol Aside from that, not bad at all.

Good luck!
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Old 09 Feb 2014, 02:23 am
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enkei rims and tein dampers work really good
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