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Old 02-25-2013, 01:18 PM   #31
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My Ground Controls are on the way. Are you as low as they go?
Yup mine are all the way down.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:36 PM   #32
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First off, congrats. Second off stop buying stuff without researching. You will need spacers(5mm) to run those accord wheels. I had them. The tire sidewall will rub and overtime overheat and prob explode. Save up for some coil overs and the suspension techniques rear swaybar. Ground control sucks, just a cheap mod which will suck after 10k miles. Save up for quality parts so you don't have to waste time replacing the cheap ****
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:58 PM   #33
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Lol First off thanks for your advise, I've modded my share of cars. Second I don't know what size tire you ran but a 235/50r18 is not rubbing anywhere. As for the Ground Controls I have no problem with them. What part of the coil overs is going to wear out in 10k miles? I'm aware it's harder on my stock struts, that is something I'm willing to sacrifice. I think the Ground Controls rides better than full-coil overs for that reason. I'm not putting sway bars on, it's an Element, I have other cars to play with.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:44 PM   #34
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I ran GC'sfor awhile before I went full coil. They sufficed for the time that I needed them to. I can tell you 100% that I loved em over stock setup but now I can say I love my Ksports 100% over my GC's haha. You will definitely know when it is time for new struts!! For me that is when I decided to get coils. It's all personal preference really I could show you some pretty crazy pics of wgat happened to my GC's and I have no clue how it happened?? Bad LA roads maybe?? I did love the way GCs handled though. Enjoy whatca got my man.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:14 PM   #35
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Wow those Accord wheels look fantastic. Might have to look into those for a winter wheel instead of my factory SC wheels.
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:05 PM   #36
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Hahaha you are right. I never thought to check the bolt pattern, I just assume the Pilots were the same as the other 5-lug hondas. No big deal, they are still in boxes I'll just return them.

As for the coilovers I do like them and it rides nice still, I've always had Honda's mostly Civics and lowered them for the reason they have always handled better than stock. I think the Element looks cool on the Ground Controls but really handles no better.
I can live with them or without them, the reason I thought about selling them is because there are some other things I'd rather do to the E. (roof rack, center console from the SC or the factory subwoofer mod.) I have a JL audio W7 in the trunk that sounds great but its eating up a lot of space...kind of makes the E pointless :(
They can fit easily... U just have to knock out the Lug Washers from the rear of the wheels... and use 21mm lug nuts and you'll be set. I've done it plenty of times for people. Its trendy in the NY/NJ area.
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:21 PM   #37
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Lol First off thanks for your advise, I've modded my share of cars. Second I don't know what size tire you ran but a 235/50r18 is not rubbing anywhere. As for the Ground Controls I have no problem with them. What part of the coil overs is going to wear out in 10k miles? I'm aware it's harder on my stock struts, that is something I'm willing to sacrifice. I think the Ground Controls rides better than full-coil overs for that reason. I'm not putting sway bars on, it's an Element, I have other cars to play with.
Hey man! How's the GC holding up with the stock struts? I am looking for a drop too with great ride.


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