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Old 11 Jul 2013, 06:31 pm
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Default What are the best shocks/struts for my 2001 Honda Civic?

I heard that the best shocks/struts were Bilstein, then Tokico, then KYB in that order. I not only need the shocks, but also the spring/coil that goes around them. Links would be amazing, since I have decided to buy all four.

I am mainly looking for fuel efficiency since I'm obviously not racing/off-roading my civic.

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I wasn't looking on improving fuel efficiency, I just need new struts and were looking for some that might be more fuel efficient than others possibly (I've heard some are, but wasn't sure). I would like the springs/coils as well just for that tiny added bounce control, but the main reason I want the springs to come with the shocks/struts is because I don't have a coil compressor, and I'm looking to put them on myself.
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Old 11 Jul 2013, 06:46 pm
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Bilstein is mostly for performance, but as far as who makes the best is highly subjective, it all depends on what you're looking for.

I'm not sure who told you that new struts and coil springs would increase your mileage, but they are wrong. It won't improve your mileage, but it will decrease braking distance (for safety), and reduce body roll when turning and give a more comfortable ride (depending on what you get).

I had put a set of 4 KYB AGX adjustable struts on my old Z32 twin turbo. I wanted to be able to get more performance without sacrificing ride quality, and the adjustables give the best of both worlds.
On track day, adjust them for stiffness (ride quality will suffer), but when just going out, you can adjust them for a comfortable ride. They're wonderful struts, and if you're looking for a good bump in cornering performance without the ride quality sacrifice, they are your best bet.

Replacing springs won't do anything if you're not looking to lower your vehicle. If you want to keep it the stock height, then ignore getting springs.

For something a little better than stock, see here:


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