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My mot failed on front nearside shock, offside is on the way out as well. Iím looking at the bilstein shocks and springs. I was going to order from Autodoc but Iíve seen the same ones on eBay for a few pounds more which has quicker delivery. I will order top mounts from Cox. Is there anything else I should get at the same time? All help appreciated.


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i would fit the new bump stop kit from COX at the same time, i would have done it if i had know about it
i don't know your budget and if you are looking at doing a suspension update but i would recommend fitting front and rear Bilsteins, top mounts, bump stop and bearings and after reading reviews on the Eibach Springs as well, i'm going to gradually buy all the bits and get them fitted its a big chunk of money to out lay but well worth doing
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There is about a 99% chance you will not get the Drop links off without cutting them, so something to bare in mind tbh. Id highly recommend the Bilsteins as well.
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i would fit the new bump stop kit from COX at the same time, i would have done it if i had know about it

i don't know your budget and if you are looking at doing a suspension update but i would recommend fitting front and rear Bilsteins, top mounts, bump stop and bearings and after reading reviews on the Eibach Springs as well, i'm going to gradually buy all the bits and get them fitted its a big chunk of money to out lay but well worth doing

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I had a look at the bump stop kit at cox at approximately £60 a side. Is there an aftermarket alternative as Iím already going over budget but if I have to get from cox then I will. Iím planning to do the rears in a couple of months or so.


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There is about a 99% chance you will not get the Drop links off without cutting them, so something to bare in mind tbh. Id highly recommend the Bilsteins as well.


Drop links were changed around nearly 2 years ago but I may have to change them. Iím planning on doing this work myself to save on labour and spend it on parts instead.


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i'm buying the genuine Honda bump stops, i think there are after market ones, i would also opt for the Meyle HD drop links
i already have full Bilstein struts, but i have promised the Mrs i will only spend max £150 per month on car mods, so i have a few months of collecting parts
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I would check the price at your local Honda dealer.
I have found that the prices at Cox are not always the lowest.
Try to get them to price match Cox and save something on postage too.
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i'm buying the genuine Honda bump stops, i think there are after market ones, i would also opt for the Meyle HD drop links
i already have full Bilstein struts, but i have promised the Mrs i will only spend max £150 per month on car mods, so i have a few months of collecting parts
Do the Bilsteins come with everything needed? Eg. Would I need to get any nut/bolts etc?

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They have the nut for the top of the struts
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Iíve ordered the following:

Bilstein front shocks
Bilstein front springs
Meyle hd droplinks
Genuine Honda top mounts from Cox
Genuine Honda bump stop kit from Cox

Total spend on parts is over £400. Letís see if I can save on labour costs, I will try and fit myself by following the how to guides on here


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you may have been better getting the Eibach Springs E10-40-011-01-22, about £140 for four
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Wait till you get the price for Genuine Honda Drop Links. I enquired yesterday about the 9G and was quoted £59.34 per side, yes folks, each so £118.68. No way would I pay that.
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Wait till you get the price for Genuine Honda Drop Links. I enquired yesterday about the 9G and was quoted £59.34 per side, yes folks, each so £118.68. No way would I pay that.


Exactly. The Meyle Hd ones were £38.95 for the pair


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I bought a pair of kyb bump stops and dust covers from Mister auto for 15 euro and they were fine. I also used kyb shocks from Mister auto and the shocks were just 62 euro each, local auto factors was 120 euro for same shock
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I've assembled the struts today ready for fitting tomorrow. The only confusion is which way the arrows on the top mounts should be pointing towards.

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I found the info in an old thread, the arrows should be pointing towards front and back. The offside shock I removed from car had been fitted with the arrows pointing towards left and right. Perhaps that's why I used to get a clunk from the front.

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Changed everything yesterday. Took about 3 hours to do both sides. Drives much better now, smooth over road surfaces and no more knocking or clunking sounds. This was the first time I did something like this but at least I know it's done properly. I'll probably change the rears in a couple of months or so. I'd like to thank everyone on here for all the info and advice.
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I've assembled the struts today ready for fitting tomorrow. The only confusion is which way the arrows on the top mounts should be pointing towards.

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Towards the front of the car if I recall, but its easy cause the old shock mount left / grime left an imprint in the wheel arch of the arrow and its direction so just had to look up into arch and make sure new ones position matched while fitting.
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