View Full Version : Need help

03-19-2010, 09:36 AM
I want to lower my ep3 around 1 inch. I was thinking of the tokico d-spec shocks and the h tech lowering springs by tein. Is this a good setup or should I do something else. Do not know much about suspensions so would love some help with this.

03-19-2010, 10:54 AM
If you are just looking for a 1inch drop, I'd concider the HFP suspension for the Ep. It gives you about a 1inch drop from stock.

03-19-2010, 11:16 AM

It is perfect for about a 1" drop. Not only that, it's OEM as well:thumbu:

03-19-2010, 11:57 AM
tein h-techs are not 1in all around. the front is 0.8 and the rear is 0.7

03-19-2010, 12:02 PM
if 1" is all you want, HFP suspension is you can find a good used set(i think they are out of production).

03-19-2010, 01:01 PM
Every thing you need is at http://www.progressauto.com/

and if they ever fail on you - they won't - they can exchange / repair in the USA. not ship that shit out or have to have fucking parts shipped to them from japan or china where the other manufacturer s are...

03-19-2010, 02:02 PM
ok. i will look into hfp but is the tokico d-spec good quality or is it junk

03-19-2010, 02:14 PM
also, would i be better off putting the tokico d-spec with the tein s tech. I drive my car during the winter so I dont want to drop it to much but i still want the drop to be noticeable

03-19-2010, 02:59 PM
Here you go. Eibach Prokit 1" in front, 1.1" in rear.

03-19-2010, 03:03 PM
If you are just looking for a 1inch drop, I'd concider the HFP suspension for the Ep. It gives you about a 1inch drop from stock.

yes he is right, go with HFP which is cheaper, and has more comfort to it then after market shocks and spring. keep in mind that HFP gives u -1 front and -.75 drop rear

03-19-2010, 03:37 PM
WOW I really like the 1 inch drop but is Tokico a good company? If not what would be the best in quality for after market not HFP?

03-19-2010, 06:49 PM
how much lower does the tein s tech bring the car?

03-20-2010, 03:36 AM
ok I think Im going to get the eibach pro kit. The one question I have is: Are the tokico shocks good? Also, if they are which ones should I get, the hp or the d spec? I dont go to a track or anything, just want to lower my car a little but not sacrifice comfortability to much.

03-22-2010, 12:40 PM
My ep is sittin right now but I had the pro-kit plus the HP shocks the shocks lasted about 70k before they crapped out on me and my pro-kits would have lasted a lot longer but there are rubber sleeves at the bottom of the springs that over time kept getting water in their and moisture then rusted and cracked. I had them for 110k miles. They are a great combo. You probably dont need the D-specs if you are just using the car for daily driving and to have some fun with unless if you want to adjust the the firmness of the ride, otherwise just go with the HP's. Tokico makes a setup that lowers the car 1 inch front and rear with struts and shocks called the HPK, you can find them at King Motorsprorts they will ship to you for about 570.00 or so to your door. Most places are about a week or two right now of getting them and then being able to ship them to you.