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I finished up the install of the spoon springs on the DE5. Here are some pictures and a video I made:



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Very cool. Thanks! How does the ride quality differ, if anything?
 
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Very cool. Thanks! How does the ride quality differ, if anything?
It feels similar to stock surprisingly and just a hair stiffer. What I’ve done is made my individual mode:

Sport + for gauges and engine & comfort for suspension.

and in this setting, the suspension feels like it would in sport+
 

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Looks good, but why not make it look GREAT with a set of 25mm spacers? In your video you said you refuse to run spacers. How come? Safety or something else? It’ll definitely give it the stance it deserves.

I have run several size and brand spacers over the years without a single issue. Currently I’m not since I went with 3pc wheels with custom offsets.
 

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It feels similar to stock surprisingly and just a hair stiffer. What I’ve done is made my individual mode:

Sport + for gauges and engine & comfort for suspension.

and in this setting, the suspension feels like it would in sport+
Not bad at all! Thanks for the description!
 
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Looks good, but why not make it look GREAT with a set of 25mm spacers? In your video you said you refuse to run spacers. How come? Safety or something else? It’ll definitely give it the stance it deserves.

I have run several size and brand spacers over the years without a single issue. Currently I’m not since I went with 3pc wheels with custom offsets.
I might have some wheels comin 👀
 

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Ahh ok! Looking forward to it.
 

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But it's not a real Integra 🤣
 

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Shoulda got an M2... lol love the commentary and great vid. Didn't know alot of the fasteners etc were one time use. At least now i know I'm going to pay to get this done.
 

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Great videos! Excited to follow along with the build.

Question on the one time use parts. Is it because of a coating on them like you mentioned or because they are aluminum torque to yield bolts that stretch when torqued? Curious as I lowered my FK8 in 2020 and put about 13,600 miles on them since. I didn't replace the parts and haven't had any issues but I am about to put it back to stock to sell/trade in to get into an Integra Type S and am wondering if I should replace them now as they may be getting weaker with removing them a few times if they are in fact TTY fasteners.

Oh...and your Integra that's not a real Integra has too many doors...🤣
 
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Ahh ok! Looking forward to it.
Great videos! Excited to follow along with the build.

Question on the one time use parts. Is it because of a coating on them like you mentioned or because they are aluminum torque to yield bolts that stretch when torqued? Curious as I lowered my FK8 in 2020 and put about 13,600 miles on them since. I didn't replace the parts and haven't had any issues but I am about to put it back to stock to sell/trade in to get into an Integra Type S and am wondering if I should replace them now as they may be getting weaker with removing them a few times if they are in fact TTY fasteners.

Oh...and your Integra that's not a real Integra has too many doors...🤣
LOL the integra doors seems to be a popular topic.

They’re one time use bolts and nuts because of the anti corrosive coating. I honestly think I would have been ok reusing them especially since I retorqued everything to spec. But. Figured Might as well follow protocol..
 

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I finished up the install of the spoon springs on the DE5. Here are some pictures and a video I made:



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I saw the video and I did wonder was it worth it to drop about 1" for all the money and time?
I suppose yes, to you it probably was worth it.
It was fun to watch someone with knowledge tear it apart the way that you did.

Personally, I never understood lowering cars, I mean I get it, it looks a bit better, and it would look even better with whatever it takes to achieve the same look as a spacer might get you, more flush with the body of the car, I just never thought it so important to spend the money, but then again, I didn't have your knowledge, ability, space or tools to be able to do what you did, I can see that if I did I probably would have done the same thing, lol.


Forget the haters, just enjoy the car.
Keep the videos coming, thanks.
 

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This car was already my midlife crisis. I can’t imagine dropping it any lower and getting in and out of it on a daily basis. 😂
 

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I'd like to drop it and put on 265 or 275/35/19 tires. Not sure that would work..
 
 
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