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Old 09 Apr 2008, 01:16 am
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Default How low is low when lowering a car?

I want to lower my 1999 Honda Civic, and have been looking at a Koni Suspension kit that will lower 35mm on the front and back. But i don;t know how much that is in real terms. The car is sitting on 15 inch wheels at the moment. It that going to be a big difference from the standard height? If I plus size, can i fit 16 inch without any clearance problems? Thanks.
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Old 09 Apr 2008, 01:31 am
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6 inch if your in the UK out lower is ageist the lawregards x kitti x
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Old 09 Apr 2008, 01:46 am
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it wont be that noticeable as your suspension will have settled over time anyway. drop about 45 to notice a difference.
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Old 09 Apr 2008, 02:01 am
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Why bother Honda invested a lot of time getting it right why alter it?
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Old 09 Apr 2008, 02:16 am
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How low is low? that is a loaded question, but there are a couple of things to keep in mind. One being the legality of the height and second the drivability. I know that here in NY, and in CA for that matter that 3" inches is the legal limit. Now granted i have never seen anyone get a ticket for being to low to the ground, unless they pissed off the cop that is. I have seen cars that are less than an inch from the ground. Which brings up the issue of drivability of the car. If the car is too low you are going to have issues with things like parking curbs, speed bumps, steep driveways ect....... Believe me the obsticles are endless. Now the kit you are looking at wil lower the car about 1.5" and the 15" wheels will fit just fine, you might have to change your tire size and go to a lower profile tire. But with the 16's it might be really close, if you have to go to such a small profile (like 40 /35) i don't think that the cost for tires would be worth the look of the lowering kit.
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Old 09 Apr 2008, 02:31 am
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its all in preference. i dont know what 35mm is.. too lazy too google the conversion.but i slam my hondas. if you can go over a speedbump straight then its not low enough imo. i lower until i tuck my wheels into the fender.ground controls are pretty good for that. some people like just an inch or 2 drop.one time i got a flat tire and my transmission and oil pan dragged on the ground... haha
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i'v lowered my escort by 30mm and it scrapes on speed bump and i have fun with driveways
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Old 09 Apr 2008, 03:02 am
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35mm is about is about 1.4in which will leave you with plenty of room for clearance on your 15's or 16 or 17's with low profile tires. I have a 99 civic lowered on tokico shocks and Tein S-Techs (2in drop in the front 1.5 in the rear) and haven't had any rubbing and I'm running a setup that puts me about a half inch lower. You can never go wrong with Koni, especially if you go with the Koni Yellow over the reds in terms of shocks, there one of the best. Hope this helps
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