Honda Car Forum


Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Discussion > Honda Technical

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04 Oct 2008, 04:16 pm
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 8
Default Lowering my Civic...?

I want to lower my Civic by just 1" or 1.5". Can I just buy the appropriate lowering springs and replace the stock ones with them? Or will I have to mess with spindles or whatnot? I realize coilovers are a much better option, but that's out of the question right now so lets leave that out. Is lowering it a matter of simply replacing the springs? Thanx
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04 Oct 2008, 04:31 pm
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1

if it's that subtle a difference, yes, it is that simple...if you were going more drastic, you would need to do more
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04 Oct 2008, 04:46 pm
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 3

I used I Eibach Sportines on my RSX and it looks real clean. But yes its that simple all that is replaced is the springs themselves. Unless you bought full on coilovers but thats real pricey.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04 Oct 2008, 05:01 pm
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 3

i would go with tein springs
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04 Oct 2008, 05:16 pm
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 69

while you have the strut assemblies apart to swap out the springs, trim down the bumpstops riding on the shaft.while you have the car apart, loosen all the lower and upper control arm mounting bolts. this will allow the bushings in the ends to unlock from the chassis.put the car back together and put it back on the ground. tighten the control arm bolts with full weight on the suspension.if you don't trim the stops or reclock the bushings, your suspension will not be operating as it was originally designed, resulting in an overly stiff ride.
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lowering my 93 Honda Civic DX? D1nonly3 Honda Technical 2 05 Dec 2007 07:46 pm
lowering a 98 civic? the_only85 Honda Technical 6 22 Oct 2007 02:57 pm
Honda civic 01 lowering suspension help???? pimpghost68 Honda Technical 2 27 Sep 2007 07:44 am
best lowering springs for honda civic 93? victor l Honda Technical 5 05 Sep 2007 08:44 am
Lowering 2000 civic sir question Jeremy Chapman Honda 2 2 08 Sep 2003 12:04 pm

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:27 am.

Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc. is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.