Honda Civic / Del Sol (1992 - 2000) EG/EH/EJ/EK/EM1 Discussion

Installing Teins?

 
Old 11-19-2003, 06:31 PM
  #1  
B*a*n*n*e*d
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: BAWLSTON
Posts: 13,235
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Installing Teins?

OK I just ordered some Tein SS coilovers for my EBP EM1. I did a search and couldn't find any info. I'm going to be attempting the install myself although I've never done suspension work before besides installing strut bars. Anyone have any info?
Thanks in advance. P.S. I'm fairly handy and have all necessary tools.
SIRIUS is offline  
Old 11-19-2003, 06:39 PM
  #2  
Honda-Tech Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Honolulu, USA
Posts: 2,759
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Its fairly self explanatory. Two bolts up top, one bolt at the bottom of the strut.
Carlo is offline  
Old 11-19-2003, 06:40 PM
  #3  
 
=GAME='s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: You Dont Want nO Problem in New Hoeleans
Posts: 2,121
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: (Carlo)

and a 17mm bolt at the bottom of the fork i believe.
=GAME= is offline  
Old 11-19-2003, 06:41 PM
  #4  
Honda-Tech Member
 
FifthGearOnline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 5,934
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: (O.G triple O.G)

yea its super easy

jsut make sure you get the spring compressor
FifthGearOnline is offline  
Old 11-19-2003, 06:43 PM
  #5  
 
=GAME='s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: You Dont Want nO Problem in New Hoeleans
Posts: 2,121
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: (FifthGearOnline)

he doesnt need the compressor with the full coilovers.
=GAME= is offline  
Old 11-19-2003, 06:43 PM
  #6  
Honda-Tech Member
 
2000blackgsr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Augusta, GA
Posts: 1,612
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: (FifthGearOnline)

Yep, its easy, and air tools would be a good idea. If you aren't sure, picking up a Helm's is never a bad idea.
2000blackgsr is offline  
Old 11-19-2003, 06:44 PM
  #7  
Honda-Tech Member
 
piscorpio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: IL, USA
Posts: 3,140
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: (Carlo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Carlo &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Its fairly self explanatory. Two bolts up top, one bolt at the bottom of the strut.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Yes, it is fairly simple, but yet you will probably scrape knuckles, curse alot, and take a long time doing it. Assuming you have not done this before, and even if you have you can end up the same way.

Since you have full coilovers, the actual install is pretty simple. You'll need a spring compressor to get the shock ''hats'' off of your oem shocks, or you could be a wild man and just unbolt without the compressor. This, of course will result in shooting the nut that holds them on, at ******* piercing speeds. Not what I would do.

Just take your time, make sure you have everything set up properly, and have some anti-sieze handy to lather those suspension bolts, you will thank me later for that.
piscorpio is offline  
Old 11-19-2003, 06:44 PM
  #8  
B*a*n*n*e*d
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: BAWLSTON
Posts: 13,235
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: (O.G triple O.G)

Will I need the spring compressor to remove my old strut and spring?

Edit: Just read the above post. Thanks for the info guys.
SIRIUS is offline  
Old 11-19-2003, 06:45 PM
  #9  
Honda-Tech Member
 
piscorpio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: IL, USA
Posts: 3,140
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: (SIRIUS)

Sorry, that is what I meant. I edited accordingly.

You just need it to get the top, unless the Tein's come with their own tops, I wouldn't know.
piscorpio is offline  
Old 11-19-2003, 06:45 PM
  #10  
Honda-Tech Member
 
2000blackgsr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Augusta, GA
Posts: 1,612
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: (piscorpio)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by piscorpio &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

You'll need a spring compressor to get the shock ''hats'' off of your oem shocks, or you could be a wild man and just unbolt without the compressor. This, of course will result in shooting the nut that holds them on, at ******* piercing speeds . </TD></TR></TABLE>

LOL
2000blackgsr is offline  
Old 11-19-2003, 06:49 PM
  #11  
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: usa
Posts: 3,528
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: (96coupe)

yeah the ss do not have the top hats. you have to reuse the oe ones, so you will need a spring compressor; unless you think of some clever, safe way to do it - theres a few on here (something involving towels and stuff, i forget). also, spray antisieze on all the bolts like suggested, because some of the bolts - especially the rear lower control arm bolts - might be seized. if so, you need to torch out the old bushing and put a new one in; check that bolt first.
The Internet Tough Guy is offline  
Old 11-19-2003, 06:55 PM
  #12  
B*a*n*n*e*d
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: BAWLSTON
Posts: 13,235
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: (jwn7)

Anyone know of this "safe" way around the spring compressor? Hmmm if I had to put it in paretheses how safe can it be?
SIRIUS is offline  
Old 11-19-2003, 06:56 PM
  #13  
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: usa
Posts: 3,528
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: (SIRIUS)

just go rent one from autozone or pep boys.. its only like a $40 refundable deposit.
The Internet Tough Guy is offline  
Old 11-19-2003, 07:02 PM
  #14  
Honda-Tech Member
 
Andres-eh2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Queens, NY, USA
Posts: 5,504
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: (jwn7)

Originally Posted by [url
http://www.c-speedracing.com/howto/coilover/coilover.php[/url]]
Coilover Installation

One of the first modifications generally done to a vehicle is the suspension. Choosing the right suspension and components is vital to a smooth functioning system. One the best ways to do this is to pick up a tuned coilover suspension for your vehicle, where the spring and shock combo have been specifically tuned for the car to work together. Most will offer some adjustability for the user such as dampening and ride height.
---------------------------------------------------------------


^After jacking up the car completely and placing it on jack stands, remove the wheels from all for corners. Then remove the from strut tower bar from the engine bay. Then remove the 17mm bolt from the lower fork on the front hub. There is a 14mm nut on the opposing side.
---------------------------------------------------------------


^Now remove the the upper 14mm bolt from fork on the back side. This will loosen the fork from the shock body. Then remove the 10mm bolts holding onto the brake line.
---------------------------------------------------------------


^You can now remove the fork from the shock tower by pulling/wiggling it downwards. If it is stuck, you can try using a hammer and carefully hit the fork downwards until it comes free. Now all you have to do is remove the two nuts in the engine bay and the shock will fall out from the wheel well, so have one hand on the shock while you are removing the upper nuts.
---------------------------------------------------------------


^Before putting in the new coilover, make sure it is assembled correctly and that there is no visible defects. Set the height adjustment collars to the middle, they don't have to be tight at this point, you will set them later. Now lift the coilover into position inside the wheel well and put the 2 upper nuts back on to hold it in place. Now you can repeat the previous steps to put the fork back together.
---------------------------------------------------------------


^One thing you will notice is that on some setups, there is no place for the brake line to bolt back on. One solution is to zip tie it to the fork. You can now move onto the rear suspension. Remove the rear upper strut bar if there is one. Then remove the 2 nuts on the top holding onto the shock - just like the front ones.
---------------------------------------------------------------


^Remove the 14mm bolt in the rear lower control arm. Then remove the two 14mm bolts holding the rear upper control arm to the chassis. Once those are removed, the shock will slide right out just like the front ones. Place the new coilover into place and repeat the steps to put it all back together. Once its all buttoned up, put the wheels back on and lower the car down. If its too high or too low, adjust the height on all for corners to your liking.
your welcome
Andres-eh2 is offline  
Old 11-19-2003, 07:10 PM
  #15  
B*a*n*n*e*d
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: BAWLSTON
Posts: 13,235
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: (EGEESIX)

Egeesix thanks that's exactly what I was looking for. Will post pics once done.
SIRIUS is offline  
Old 11-19-2003, 08:06 PM
  #16  
Honda-Tech Member
 
SOHC_MShue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Richmond, Va, usa
Posts: 11,440
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: (SIRIUS)

I did mine without a spring compressor. It was scary
SOHC_MShue is offline  
Old 11-19-2003, 08:25 PM
  #17  
 
tanomack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: HI
Posts: 7
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: (SOHC_MShue)

we usually cover the spring and face the top of the shock towards a wooden block or something..... then bang!!!! ....."******* piercing speeds"....
tanomack is offline  
Old 11-19-2003, 08:40 PM
  #18  
Honda-Tech Member
 
FifthGearOnline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 5,934
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: (tanomack)

im really no one to talk about using a spring compressor....heres what i used when installed my SS's

FifthGearOnline is offline  
Old 11-19-2003, 08:40 PM
  #19  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: bay area
Posts: 2,282
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: Installing Teins? (SIRIUS)

what kind of car? and how much and where? i want some....
al3e is offline  
Old 11-19-2003, 08:41 PM
  #20  
Honda-Tech Member
 
FifthGearOnline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 5,934
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: Installing Teins? (al3e)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by al3e &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">what kind of car? and how much and where? i want some.... </TD></TR></TABLE>

contact vtecvoodoo on this board he sells them for $875 thats who i got mine from
FifthGearOnline is offline  
Old 11-27-2003, 03:04 PM
  #21  
B*a*n*n*e*d
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: BAWLSTON
Posts: 13,235
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: Installing Teins? (FifthGearOnline)

OK I intslled my Teins and despite some setbacks I have 3 of the coilovers installed. One of the rears is giving me a real hard time and I'm hoping maybe you guys can help. The bolt that that goes through the lower control arm and through the strut fork. I initially stripped the head. Then today I snapped the head off the bolt. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
SIRIUS is offline  
Old 11-27-2003, 03:10 PM
  #22  
93EH6
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: (SIRIUS)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by SIRIUS &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Anyone know of this "safe" way around the spring compressor? Hmmm if I had to put it in paretheses how safe can it be?</TD></TR></TABLE>

My way is just throw about 5 towels on it then sit on it and use a impact wrench and start unscrewing it. nothing shoots off that fast just put a bucket in front of it to catch the nut
 
Old 11-27-2003, 03:58 PM
  #23  
B*a*n*n*e*d
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: BAWLSTON
Posts: 13,235
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: (93EH6)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by 93EH6 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

My way is just throw about 5 towels on it then sit on it and use a impact wrench and start unscrewing it. nothing shoots off that fast just put a bucket in front of it to catch the nut </TD></TR></TABLE>

Well I have a spring compressor now so that's all set. Can anybody suggest what to do about the bolt. Should I just drill it out?
SIRIUS is offline  
Old 11-27-2003, 04:36 PM
  #24  
egizzle8
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: (SIRIUS)

Go and get new lca bushings and collars for the shock cause more likely that bolt is seized in the collar. Go to a dealership or a hardware store and just get new bolts. Someone should of said that right in the beginning cause that's a common problem that arises and could be a setback if you don't have the stuff before hand.
 
Old 11-27-2003, 05:32 PM
  #25  
Honda-Tech Member
 
pdiggitydogg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Beware Of Perverts
Posts: 12,831
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I used vice grips too
works great
pdiggitydogg is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Installing Teins?


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - 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.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: