You should contact RActive and see what spring rates they provide with their coilover setup. I'm sure if you mate these threaded sleeves to a high quality shock (ie. Koni's), then it would be a nice setup. I don't want to slam RActive because they do make some cheesy stuff, but as long as the springs and sleeves are decent, then it can't be that bad. I would probably stick with Ground Controls if I were you, since they are proven to be a great alternative to H&R and other coilovers. Ground Controls use Eibach springs, and can be custom made to any rate you wish.
If you mate the RActive with a crappy shock (ie. Stock or Boge), then you will suffer with a bouncy/harsh ride because there is not enough dampening to keep the wheels in control.
If you have a good stiff shock, I'd say go for it!
ractive springs: $200 (maybe more for custom)
koni adjustable shocks: $450+
so thats at least $650 for a cheater coilover kit using cheesy springs.. you might as well buy fk, powertech?, or weitec coilovers for that much and they will have *matched* springs & shocks
Yep! I love watching the honda's bounce all over the place with thier "coilovers".
My bro mated his 480lb/sq in Ground controls to 24 way koni adjusts. Way stiffer than my H&R's were.
I just ordered my FK's brand new from Mafia Motorsports (Denon) for $607. Coil overs, stiff, 6 benjamins!
I love when people say coi overs are way stiff. I drove on H&R/Bilsteins, and they rode great. When I finally did spring for coilovers, the rode much better. Then, they corncered so well, they are now on 5 of my buddies cars. You get what you pay for, espescially in suspension. do yourself a favor and get the H&R cup kit. Thats a great cheap kit. When you get more cash, get the H&R coils.
Just go ride ina car with H&R coil overs, you will understand.
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