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Old 01-02-06, 07:41 PM   #16 (permalink)
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yeah, only the tein flex are compatible with the EDFC. I guess you could buy the flexes and sell the upper mounts to someone with the TSX basic kit.

Well, next weekend I'm going to inspect the suspension components to see if there is any obvious wear going on. I'll try to grab more shot of the setup for you guys.
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Good job Ken! I only have couple of things to clarify about the setup though:



1) How are you re-routing the brake lines...is the bracket tossed away?

2) Do you have pictures of the tein pillow ball mount? Like to see if it can be modified to fit our legends. Worse case senario is the coil not properly seated within the legend's stock upper mount(inducing angular pressure to the shock's piston if the coil becomes crooked over time from sliding around the rubber perch.)

The noise you're hearing I suspect is either from the fork diameter bigger than the lower shock diameter or the upper control arm hitting the fender(assuming no camber kit was installed)
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Good job Ken! I only have couple of things to clarify about the setup though:



1) How are you re-routing the brake lines...is the bracket tossed away?

2) Do you have pictures of the tein pillow ball mount? Like to see if it can be modified to fit our legends. Worse case senario is the coil not properly seated within the legend's stock upper mount(inducing angular pressure to the shock's piston if the coil becomes crooked over time from sliding around the rubber perch.)

The noise you're hearing I suspect is either from the fork diameter bigger than the lower shock diameter or the upper control arm hitting the fender(assuming no camber kit was installed)
1) Right now I'm riding a little dangerous without any brackets. It hasn't been a problem up 'till now but I wont wait for it to become one.

2) I didnt get the upper pillow ball mounts cause I bought the basic kit. The upper mounts have 5 bolt points, 3 for the mounts and 2 for the upper strut bar. I was planning on buying the tsx oem upper mounts but decided to just use the stock uppers. If I can get one cheap, Ill buy it and see if there is anything that can be done to modify them.
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I wonder if it would be possible to use the front shock fork from a TSX to address the front shock fitment issues. Might be worth checking into.
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I wonder if it would be possible to use the front shock fork from a TSX to address the front shock fitment issues. Might be worth checking into.
Thats what i was thinking too. They should be a direct fit, cant be too sure though. This would also solve the brake line issue as I believe the tsx fork have a bracket to accomodate the brake lines. I'll see if I can get one from a junk yard or might just bite the bullet and buy new ones.
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The question that pops into my mind is whether or not other Acura Tein's besides the TSX would work. Wouldnt you say the legend is heavier than the TSX? Could that end up blowing the Tein's prematurly?

The SS and Flex both are compatible with the EDFC

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The question that pops into my mind is whether or not other Acura Tein's besides the TSX would work. Wouldnt you say the legend is heavier than the TSX? Could that end up blowing the Tein's prematurly?

The SS and Flex both are compatible with the EDFC

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some SS are compatible with the EDFC

not the SS for the TSX though
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Am I the first person to ask for pics? If so, Pics?
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The question that pops into my mind is whether or not other Acura Tein's besides the TSX would work. Wouldnt you say the legend is heavier than the TSX? Could that end up blowing the Tein's prematurly?

The SS and Flex both are compatible with the EDFC

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You make a good point, I'm sure that the teins wont last as long on the legend than on the tsx but if i can get at least 3 years out of them without having to rebuild, then I would say that it was worth it.

I'm pretty sure that the newer tl teins would fit, probably better than the tsx but i cant say for sure.
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Am I the first person to ask for pics? If so, Pics?
There is a link to the pics in my first post where I underlined "posted pics". The pics of the teins are a couple of posts down.
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There is a link to the pics in my first post where I underlined "posted pics". The pics of the teins are a couple of posts down.

Thanks for helping the blind, old guy see the link
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Good write up. Wish you would have done it sooner....j/k...lol. I ended up going with the Eibach ground controls with stock replacement shocks.
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Bump...how are these shocks holding up?

I would love to do this. The Tein kit is cheaper than the Koni Sport kit and seems to be much nicer.

So with the 98-02 Accord forks and washers in the rear, this all just bolt up?

Then the only concern is with the extra 200-300 lbs that the Legend weighs. I wonder how the TL shocks differ from the TSXes, because they would probably be a better bet.

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Bump...how are these shocks holding up?

I would love to do this. The Tein kit is cheaper than the Koni Sport kit and seems to be much nicer.

So with the 98-02 Accord forks and washers in the rear, this all just bolt up?

Then the only concern is with the extra 200-300 lbs that the Legend weighs. I wonder how the TL shocks differ from the TSXes, because they would probably be a better bet.
They are doing just fine. I haven't done a real inspection of them yet but in terms of feel, the shocks seems to still be in tip top shape. Yeah, the extra weight will surely lower the life of the shocks but if they last at least 36,000 miles without rebuild I would consider it successful. I've heard they should last 50,000-65,000 miles. I had to turn the damper mounting washer upside down and the front brakelines are not secured which is a problem I am working on, will probably use some zip ties in the meantime. Long term reliability and the wear it may put on other suspension components is still very iffy so honestly I wouldn't make a recommendation until I have used them for at least 10,000+ miles.
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HEY guys, so why not just get the tein basic for the 98-02 honda accord.


you guys know that tein makes them for the 98 - 02 accord right ?
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