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Old 06 Sep 2007, 07:46 am
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I have a 1989 Honda Accord, and I'm planning on lowering the suspension on the car. My question is how much should I lower the car. I know nothing about lowering cars, so detail would be appreciated. The car has 13" wheels and I'm planning on upgrading it to 14".The Accord is in mint condition, and only has 38,000 miles, therefore I am willing to spend money on it.
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Old 06 Sep 2007, 07:48 am
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save your money...honestly. I mean think about it...no offense man, but it's an '89 Accord. Why bother?
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Old 06 Sep 2007, 07:54 am
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I think you should lower it to the ground. Seriously, I'm sure some dude with a machine shop can design way better suspension then a crummy little auto manufacturer like Honda. What could Honda possibly know about designing suspension? Be careful, though...once you lower it it will be so fast that you'll need a massive wing on the back. Don't forget to add a megaphone muffler so everyone hears you coming from a mile away.
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Old 06 Sep 2007, 08:00 am
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just take out the springs and shocks and be done with it
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Old 06 Sep 2007, 08:04 am
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they sell spring supressors at local auto parts store they are used to compress springs on struts u need two per wheel their abaout 20 dollars apair easy to put on the tighter you wrench the lower u go if you over do it back em up and the car goes higher or you can take it to a muffler shop and heat up the springs w a torch you cant undo this so use ur judgement
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Old 06 Sep 2007, 08:08 am
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I did a "down & dirty" lowering job on my Honda Civic . . .I just cut one coil off the coil springs.It was necessary to shorten the control arms by a 1/4 inch because cutting the spring put the wheel further out at the bottom.I'm sure my alignment wasn't exactly right, but the tires seemed to wear well, and in 237,000 miles I never had it aligned.I was happy. Good luck to you.
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Old 06 Sep 2007, 08:10 am
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Springs compressors are used to compress springs to remove them from the shock assembly. DO NOT USE THEM TO LOWER YOUR CAR. If you want to do it right, and you don't mind spending some cash, get ground control coilovers, which you can use to adjust the ride height as you see fit, and also a set of upgraded shocks. KYB AGX are popular and are adjustable. Your ride will remain good, while being stiffer, and you will maintain shock travel as long as you don't go too low. If you lower it much at all on the stock shocks, you will probably not be happy with the ride quality.
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Old 06 Sep 2007, 08:18 am
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Check out my page for a question I asked about lowering cars.I just bought TEIN S-tech lowering springs from slowboyracing.com. VERY reasonable pricing, and please call them with any questions.mine was a 2" drop on the front, 1.89 on the rear. It sits BEAUTIFULLY, but mine is also a 96 accord and is a lot heavier than yours.Check them out, I'd definetely stick with TEIN though. They are the best on the market, and they are made of good sturdy quality steel.Align your car after u get them installed, or else you'll mess up your car BIG TIME.Hope that helps!
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Old 06 Sep 2007, 08:28 am
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DO NOT cut the stock springs. Buy new ones that are made for lowering and you might want to look into new shocks too. Eibach makes great springs and Tokico has good shocks. Don't buy those fake ebay springs cause that'll cause more pain than pleasure. I'd go with a two inch drop (Eibach pro kit) and then look at getting some 17's to put under there.
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Old 06 Sep 2007, 08:40 am
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you should have 1'' of clearance from the top of tire to the edge of the fender at all 4 tires
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