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i am thinking about getting the HFP suspension system. but i dont know how it looks. i was just wondering if anyone is kind enough to post their picture of their car with that set up and is a 4dr
 

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here's my input on HFP suspension:

stock (first day of new car ownership & 17" stock wheels)
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not stock (HFP + a couple months of settle-in time w/ 18" Mugen GPs)
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yeah i sorta thought so too based on my buddy's 2DR w/ HFP suspension.. and even more odd IMO; my buddy's 2DR has the HFP muffler just like me... but mine is louder & more noticeable on the street & stationery than his. weird. guess that extra 2" of piping makes the difference in sound quality/volume.

HFP FTwW! (warranty is the first "w") ;)
 

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yeah solo ur car looks great its real clean. i want the HFP suspension. but i dont know if its a good idea to change the spring of the HFP suspension or not. cuz im afraid that it might blow. and did u have a hard time deciding what kind of rim to get? cuz im having a hard time deciding.
 

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what might blow? the shocks? can you clarify please?

just fyi, the HFP sports suspension KIT you buy has 4 springs & 4 shocks included & all put together for you. the 2 fronts are completely fabricated in-box...all you do is swap out old with new. the rears have spring & shock separate as that is how our rear suspension is set up with the "spring cups" & the floating shock.

as for the wheel choice... nope not hard at all. didnt even have to look much to be honest. hardest part was deciding what tires i could afford after the fact. got my wheels from this very website actually... from our sponsor CollegeHillsHonda.com for a great deal. $1799 + shipping from Ohio not Japan & that was an entire WHEEL KIT not just wheels standalone.
 

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yeah a fair amount. someone truly concerned about their car would get the F & R camber kits to adjust as needed.

for just a regular daily or whatnot, you should be just fine w/ a good alignment.

toe is what destroys tires, not necessarily just camber. get everything dialed in proper and you're good to go. :thumb:

i have the full HFP sports suspension setup, bigger tires (1" in diameter & 10mm in width) and i have like -1.8 degrees of camber in the rear. unfortunately, my camber isn't even front-to-back or side-to-side, so i would benefit greatly from a good rear camber arm setup & front bolts if i had the money.
 

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Thumbs down on the HFP set up.......
theres alot of other nice better quality lower drop components out there to buy.
its all a matter of preference and/or opinion. but thanks for throwing in your 2 cents.

i just returned from Tail of the Dragon @ Deals Gap, NC w/ the 8thCivic group of 69 ppl and my measly HFP sports suspension did amazingly to be honest. coupled w/ all the power mods, wider tires, lighter wheels, and the CT-E adjustable rear sway bar of course.

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its all a matter of preference and/or opinion. but thanks for throwing in your 2 cents.

i just returned from Tail of the Dragon @ Deals Gap, NC w/ the 8thCivic group of 69 ppl and my measly HFP sports suspension did amazingly to be honest. coupled w/ all the power mods, wider tires, lighter wheels, and the CT-E adjustable rear sway bar of course.

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:yeahthat:

I just mated my FA5 HFP Springs to my KONI dampers. Better than my previous KONI/ Swift Springs set-up IMO. Yes, the HFP is not as low, but once you try many things, you will appreciate the performance of the suspension by not going low. You can over lower. Adding the KONI dampers to the FA5 HFP springs went a step above the Full HFP being I can adjust rebound forces of the damper to get some more rotation out of the vehicle. With that said, KONI/ HFP Springs paired with Progress RSB, front camber bolts, rear camber arms, custom alignment and decent summer tires is an excellent DD performer and some autocross depending which class would be allowed with those suspension mods. HFP and any of the other oe style drop springs don't offer high enough spring rates to be full track anyway. HFP is excellent for what it offers.

As mentioned, all personal preference and opinion anyway.

I believe function > form or what the community thinks looks good or should be.
 

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agreed ^^^
well said!! :clapping:

i used to have the Skunk2 Pro-S shocks mated to my HFP springs and was lovin' life.. but eventually the shocks started squeaking and making lots of unpleasant noises and failed... after a mere 5K miles or so. removed them and went back to full HFP springs/shocks and no problems to report.

adding the 225mm tires replacing the 215s made the gap that much less noticeable in the wheel wells. THE perfect drop for my personal taste.

i love lookin' @ lowered cars just as much as the next guy, but i don't miss my EM2 which was slammed to the ground for 3 years+ ugh...

DD FTW!
 
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