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Old 03-15-2007, 06:49 AM   #1
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Default Installing lowering springs on civic.

does anyone have a write up or could give me procedure, tools required, etc. on installing some springs on my 1994 civic LX? Thanks!
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:33 AM   #2
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Default Re: Installing lowering springs on civic. (Sontizzle)

Here is a "how-to". I don't have a tool list, but you will need a spring compressor that fits between the coils (hard to find nowadays), a decent jack, some jack-stands, a metric wrench set, a metric socket set, a torque wrench, a breaker bar, and some PB Blaster (penetrating oil). Just make sure you don't torque off the heads of any of the bolts in the rear suspension. If you do you will be hurting. All those bolts get rusted solid very easily and will require some professional attention to remove without breaking. Be careful...

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Old 03-15-2007, 03:06 PM   #3
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do i need different camber plates or anything else?
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Default Re: Installing lowering springs on civic. (Sontizzle)

No you don't. I'm lowered -2.5" in my 94 Civic with no camber adjustment parts, and my camber is just fine for performance driving. (-2.5* front & -1.5* rear). Camber kits cause more problems anyways. As long as you take the car to get a 4-wheel alignment to fix the toe settings after it's lowered, you'll be all set.
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Old 03-15-2007, 04:59 PM   #5
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what about bushings?
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what about bushings?
Keep your stock rubber ones. They are better anyways since poly can cause binding and bearings are not meant for the street. Just make sure to follow the instructions I gave you and reset them all after it's lowered. Otherwise the rubber will wear out very quickly...
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what do u mean by reset them?! sorry ive never done anything with springs before
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Default Re: Installing lowering springs on civic. (Sontizzle)

i went to that link. it's crap. i dont know what any of those bolts things look like. i've been searching 2+ hours for a friggin picture DIY for a 96-00 ciivc. i can't believe there is none!

it's not like this car is new to lowering. i guess people just dont feel the need to put up guides cuz it's that easy. but i know many people eff'd up and ended up messing up their lca.... can anyone link me or show me a good diy picture for a civic 96-00... PLEASE!~
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Default Re: Installing lowering springs on civic. (Sontizzle)

I don't know where you guys have been searching, but this sticky thread has an excellent write-up with lots of detailed pictures showing you exactly what to do:

http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread/1106020

Just ignore the parts about modifying the upper mount and bump-stops, because those are specific to installing Koni dampers.

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That's a good one as well. Click the image to open in full size. Except the fact that he put coilovers on the stock dampers Click the image to open in full size.
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That's a good one as well. Click the image to open in full size. Except the fact that he put coilovers on the stock dampers Click the image to open in full size.
Yeah, crazy idea. OP, don't do this lol.
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