Join Date: May 2004
Location: Morganville, NJ
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The most noticeable thing when Hondas need the shocks replaced is that they SLAM over small sharp bumps, say expansion joints.
Just did all 4 corners in the '98 EX V6 coupe, including springs, all the hardware and shocks.
Total was $840 for all 4.
All the bumpstops and rubber isolators in the upper perch were shot.
car had 176k on it when I did it.
going from mine, a 26k '04 to the '98 was a shock. I hadn't ridden in it in a while. The slamming was damn near unbearable.
The new springs raised the front and rear nearly 3/4 of an inch, may not be to somebody's liking, but it also brought the camber values back into spec.
The newest project was a new catalyst and 2 o2 (f & r) sensors, as it consistently threw the check engine light and the exhaust smelled like an old nasty carbureted truck, the cat was so dead.
Sapphire blue '04 V6 6 speed w/ full HFP, comptech ss, momo shadow, TL-S 27.2h/20 bars, intake spacer, retro chrome MH1 HIR2 highs, hella DE fogs, EBC Ultimax, subwoofer/amp, infinity rears, HD Radio, aux adapter, navi conversion.
Vermilion 1999 SVT F150 Lightning, Sylvania/Visteon Xenarc HID headlamps, '01 L turn/marker lamps, PIAA fogs, '01 up Bilstein shocks, all Pioneer speakers, Clarion subwoofer. All Redline fluids.
Silverstone 2003 Honda S2000, bone stock