Coil Spring - AcuraZine - Acura Enthusiast Community

Notices

Coil Spring

 
Old 10-10-2018, 03:59 PM
  #1  
Registered Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Age: 33
Posts: 51
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Shocks & Springs

My car is now 131k miles on what I think is original shocks & springs..... I'm not really planning to drop or looking for anything expensive as I have other important parts to sort out... I'm planning on getting KYB Gr2s but not sure what springs to pair them with . I'm just trying to keep it stock for now as a daily driver.

Any suggestions on springs?
Chiller2002TL is offline  
Old 10-10-2018, 05:43 PM
  #2  
Registered Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Age: 33
Posts: 51
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Shocks & Springs

My 2002 TL-S is now 131k miles on what I think is original shocks & springs..... I'm not really planning to drop or looking for anything expensive as I have other important parts to sort out... I'm planning on getting KYB Gr2s but not sure what springs to pair them with . I'm just trying to keep it stock for now as a daily driver.

Any suggestions on springs? Thank You
Chiller2002TL is offline  
Old 10-11-2018, 05:23 PM
  #3  
Senior Moderator
iTrader: (1)
 
NSXNEXT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: where the weather suits my clothes
Age: 50
Posts: 27,154
Thanked 741 Times in 463 Posts
Why do you feel the need to replace the coil springs?
​​​​​​
NSXNEXT is offline  
Old 10-12-2018, 09:30 PM
  #4  
Registered Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Age: 33
Posts: 51
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sorry for the late response.. had some doctor appointments.. Anyhow I'm not quite sure what to say about the springs needing change.. I was only going by the fact they are 131,000 miles old.. I dont really hear squeaking or stuff like that... I just happened to come across a article saying its a good practice to change the coil springs along with the shocks if they have been on the car for a while..

From my vision I can't really see any sag but the fact that almost every bump I go over I can hear the rear shocks bottom out for the past 5k miles..(Doctor bills) . So I'm thinking it may have somewhat worn the springs?
Chiller2002TL is offline  
Old 10-16-2018, 12:49 PM
  #5  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The springs rarely go bad or need to be replaced. I would just change out the shocks or go with coilovers if you plan on doing it yourself.
TLTu is offline  
Old 02-15-2019, 09:52 AM
  #6  
Registered Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Age: 33
Posts: 51
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Coil Spring

I purchased a set of KYBs GR2. a few months because because I felt what seem to be my rear shocks/strut bottom out... I never got around to installing them because of medical reasons.. I was driving really short distances with it or my brother truck since... My car now has 132k miles on it and I'm not sure if the previous owner changed the suspension parts before i bought it at 112k...

Recently though since winter stated and it's been extremely cold... Yesterday coming from the doctor I heard creaking from the front when driving on the rough road or I go over bumps. I got home and did a bouce test and I hear the creaking again.. I took it up the block and did a braking test to see if the front dipped and it didn't.

I asked before on here but didn't get a straight answer..... 1. Could it be dry bushings from the cold weather where I could use Shin Etsu grease on it and what parts do I grease (control arms,tie roads) ?

or 2. Should I get new springs being that I'm at 132k miles or can I reuse the old ones, and what springs do you recommend for stock height or close if I have to replace?

And btw. Has anyone ever used Detroit Axle quick struts?

Thanks.
Chiller2002TL is offline  
Old 02-15-2019, 09:54 AM
  #7  
Moderator
 
thoiboi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SoCal, CA
Posts: 37,301
Thanked 5,734 Times in 4,599 Posts
Springs don't go bad as often as the shocks themselves. I'd just re-use the OEM ones.
thoiboi is offline  
Old 02-15-2019, 09:55 AM
  #8  
Moderator
 
thoiboi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SoCal, CA
Posts: 37,301
Thanked 5,734 Times in 4,599 Posts
Originally Posted by Chiller2002TL View Post

I asked before on here but didn't get a straight answer...
Thanks.

I merged all your old threads into your new one so there's context.
thoiboi is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to thoiboi For This Useful Post:
Chiller2002TL (02-15-2019)
Old 02-15-2019, 09:29 PM
  #9  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 81
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
I've never really seen springs where out. Saw more than one that had broken but never worn out. Not at 130,000 miles.
I would keep the spring unless you're looking to change the handling/ride or height.
comet24 is offline  
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
TribedazeRDX
1G RDX Performance Parts & Modifications
10
07-29-2018 11:02 PM
05TL10-12
Third Generation TL (2004-2008)
1
05-17-2014 03:30 AM
anthracitecl
Car Parts for Sale
39
04-15-2007 06:17 PM
justifythegame
Car Talk
2
10-25-2006 03:55 PM
Blazin_TL
Car Parts for Sale
0
05-04-2006 11:28 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Coil Spring


Contact Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.