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Old 09-11-2011, 12:50 AM   #26
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You think anyone does an H2D swap in those Integras? That would be sweet.
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:11 AM   #27
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Since nobody has mentioned it, if you do lift it...camber kit. You seem to know plenty about Hondas, but just a little reminder.

I think it was 1990-1993 Integra suspension that will lift a 5th gen. This may be a bad idea just because of the axle alignment. For a winter car if you get lifetime warranty axles though...could work ok.
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Old 09-11-2011, 03:29 AM   #28
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I've thought about doing this. All you would need for the lift is some spacers
for the top of the struts (and a camber kit like NotAJDMFanBoy said).

I don't think 1"-2" would be worth it, really. More like 3"-4" from stock height and some much
taller wheels. And it would be nice to have a B20 to move the thing.



I gave up on this idea, and decided it would work better with a Subaru.



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Old 09-11-2011, 12:42 PM   #29
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Ha Ha Ha I did something similar for the exhaust on my EF




I am thinking that if I do lift it I will keep it FWD. I need to get the CRV done and don't want to take away from that aand I have an 1880 farm house I am remodeling right now also
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:44 PM   #30
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Is that...a tractor exhaust flap thingy? No offense, but...why?
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:19 AM   #31
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^^^ why not? He already has a cool civic this is just something for fun..but I would say keep it at an inch or two newb. Keep it simple buddy
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:08 AM   #32
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Is that...a tractor exhaust flap thingy? No offense, but...why?
I think it's kind of neat. What is the purpose of those flap thingies anyway?
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:59 AM   #33
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to keep rain/ other junk out
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:01 PM   #34
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lol Yeah it is referred to as the Hondiesel because it smokes so bad! that vid is old and it smokes way worse now!

Just got the exhaust all done today and now the rear brakes are leaking.....Fml!
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:59 AM   #35
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Where are they leaking through?
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:14 AM   #36
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If you DO lift it, you're going to have some extra wear and tear on your CV joints. Lots of Element people were excited about doing a lift on their Es only to find out that the increased angle on the CVs causes excessive wear and tear and eventually leads to failure. Just something to keep in the back of your mind.
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I will keep that in mind. thanks E!

replaced wheel cylinder on rear with Oreiley part.....what a joke. The boss where the line bolts in split before i even got the fitting tight..... OEM next time for sure
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:55 PM   #38
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new brakes on the front and fixed the rear brake leak.

Thinking maybe a basic turbo setup would make this a little more fun
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:07 AM   #39
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Supercharge it!
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:25 AM   #40
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im tryin to lift my del sol for the erie winter i feel like itd be a baby tank
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:42 AM   #41
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i lifted my ef civic hatch with ground control coil overs. the crv suspension would not work for me because the strut forks interfered with the axles, and weren't interchangeable with the da or ef ones. i'm not awd though. i lifted mine to accommodate for the enormous hytech header. after a 4 inch lift didn't give enough ground clearance to the header for normal driving, i swapped to an sms replica. i decided that i really liked the stance of the car and left it tall. if i could do anything else to make it better, i'd put in springs that were at least 2-3 inches taller, 350 in/lb springs up front, 280in/lb in the rear, and a full race traction bar to play with caster a little more. the only mods to my suspension are energy suspension bushings every where, tokico illumina struts, ground control coil overs, ef 4 door ex spindles and brakes (same as da i believe), and da lower control arms. the lower control arms give everything a bit of negative camber. right now the car is matched perfectly on both sides with -1.3 degrees camber front, -.5 degrees camber in the rear, .10 degrees total toe in the front, 0 toe rear, and 3.6 degrees caster up front. this is my daily, but i'm running it on hoosier r6 slicks because i'm a total jerk face, and i feel i must be able to drive accordingly.
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:20 AM   #42
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I know this is a super old thread **the noob apologizes** I have a 97' EK hatch that I have been thinking about adding a bit of height to for a while. It's a DX with the stock front calipers, so I can run 13" steelies with winter tires. When I did that, I didn't like that my *** end was dragging all over the place, so I lifted it! Here is how:

I got a couple of these:


and a few 5 inch hose clamps.

I cut the spacer down so that it was the same diameter as the top of the spring

Compressed the spring, and put the spacer with the hose clamp around it on top of the spring, if fit right inside the cup at the top of the rear strut assembly.

That was 2 years ago, and it's been riding just fine.

I can post pics if anyone is interested.

I'm thinking of taking it to the next level; Could I take the adjustable sleeves that come with cheap coilovers, and just stick them under the stock springs?

I'd do it front and rear. It's kind of a morbid obsession of mine. Some may say "buy a truck" but I say... trucks don't get 35+mpg, nor do they keep the rain off your gear. I just want my little hatch to be a little more all-road-ready.

Very interested in your thoughts...
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Old 03-02-2014, 02:32 PM   #43
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You could take a coilover sleeve, put it all the way down, put the stock spring on it, assemble the shock, and then raise the coilover sleeve? You'd be pushing the spring up...making it stiffer so it settles less. Edit: we had the same idea.

However, you ideally want the shocks longer....so maybe a CRV suspension would be a good choice.
I think CRV suspension would work as well....but be difficult to physically fit in there.

My civic is "lifted" because I took about 500+LBs out of it.




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I did it this week on my 96 dx. Had to order kits from ebay that come from Germany. I am over a foot tall.


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I have a 1996 civic coupe that is my winter beater that I would like to lift about 1-2"

Have been thinking about maybe a set of prelude springs or CRV struts and springs.


Has anyone ever done this before?


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Oh and I have already made an aluminum frame to hold 2 Hella lights on the front Just gotta wire them up when my other parts come in
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I did it this week on my 96 dx. Had to order kits from ebay that come from Germany. I am over a foot tall.
what where the name of the lift kits from Germany?
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Old 02-13-2017, 05:12 PM   #46
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I did it this week on my 96 dx. Had to order kits from ebay that come from Germany. I am over a foot tall.
that looks exactly as hilarious and ridiculous but also awesome and entertaining(in a good way) as in thought it would. I'd drive it for sure
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Nice...needs a B20 and a front winch tho
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Here is a few different lifted civic, First is a 92-95 full conversion, second is Red and Green's wagovan with tractor tires and the 3rd is a 96-00 with winch and rear spoiler.

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Old 02-15-2017, 05:11 PM   #49
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lmao flamesuit not included!


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Old 02-16-2017, 08:23 AM   #50
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