I've recently bought some coilovers to try out
The reason I picked these was because they are fully adjustable (perch height, sprint compression, and dampening)
the coilovers features:
- Front Spring Rate: 10 kg/mm
- Rear Spring Rate: 6 kg/mm
- Mono-tube shock design
- Independent ride height adjustable Perch, doesn't compromise Preload (Spring Rates)
- 32 Way dampening adjustment for rebound
I got them for a bargain of $670 shipped
The price of J2 Engineering coilover is very close to the price of Function form type 1.
Alot of guys ask me why not just get Fucntion Forms type 1 instead since it's a more older and known brand.
Well the main reason for this is because Function Forms type 1 is (non adjustable dampening) where as the J2 Engineering comes with 32 way adjustable dampening.
The dampening on the J2 coilovers can be easily adjusted by twisting the **** at the top of the coilovers.
For the price of these J2 coilovers, They actually ride pretty well on the street and on the race track.
- 1-15 clicks of the dampening the car is slightly bouncy but not as bad as blown shocks and springs
- 16-23 clicks of dampening is ideal for street driving with great cornering ability without sacrificing comfort.
- 24-32 clicks of dampening is where you start to lose comfort on the street and the coilovers starts to feel stiff. It's still bare-able on the street though if you are used to stiff suspension. I mostly use these settings on the race track and weekend canyon spirited drives.
here's my 99 civic cx at Buttonwillow Raceway
I found the the best dampening setting on the track was 32 front & 26 rear
Note: I'm running rear sub-frame brace with ITR 22m rear sway bar. The rear sway bar made the rear end fill a bit stiffer so I lower the dampening to balance out the car. On the track these coilovers feels great. They don't feel overly stiff but just right. They aren't as great as Buddy Club racing spec coilovers (I've had these on a previous civic I've owned but sold 2 years ago) but they do the job.
My Buddy Club racing spec coilovers definitely got better times on the track than these J2 engineering coilovers but the Buddy Clubs were HORRIABLE ON THE STREET. Even on the lowest dampening setting, my Buddy Club coilovers were too stiff for street use. You can't enjoy your McDonald's with out spilling your soda all over yourself lol.
These J2 Engineering coilovers are great for guys looking to daily their car and do some track days couple times a year.
These coilovers are great for lowering.
For all you Stance/Hellaflush guys, these coilovers can do just that as well.
The picture above is my civic Functional height that I daily drive and track with. In the picture the coilovers are only half way lowered. Meaning there's still another 2-4 inches lower these coilovers can go. I can pretty much put the car to the ground if I wanted to. Unlike shocks and springs, these J2 Engineering coilovers have perch adjustment (height adjustment independent of spring) so you won't have to worry about the car bottoming out.
Wheels: Konig Retracks 15x7.5 +32
Tires: Nitto NT01
my suspension/alignment settings
0 toe all around
-2.4 camber all around