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Old 09-18-2007, 12:56 AM
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what UCa's are you using ?... as that could be part of the problem
how low is the car ?

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post a picture of how low your car is. you can do some custom metalwork to extend the top of your shock towers, or raise your car. those are your two options.
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id suggest one of two options ...

1. get stiffer springs
2. Raise the car abit
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by SoCal EJ1 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">post a picture of how low your car is. you can do some custom metalwork to extend the top of your shock towers, or raise your car. those are your two options.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Can you provide information on who can do this work in CA? Would be be a normal bodyshop?

Do you also have information on how this work is performed?

I have holes punched through my right shock tower, and my left side is dented.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by b 1 6 a 2 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

Can you provide information on who can do this work in CA? Would be be a normal bodyshop?

Do you also have information on how this work is performed?

I have holes punched through my right shock tower, and my left side is dented. </TD></TR></TABLE>
I really have no idea. I've only seen it done twice and it only came out clean(ish) on one car.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by De_tour &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Front

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is the camber ok in the car?
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by SoCal EJ1 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">post a picture of how low your car is. you can do some custom metalwork to extend the top of your shock towers, or raise your car. those are your two options.</TD></TR></TABLE>

I found this on another post

You'd have to cut a portion of your fender walls out if you want to get rid of the UCA issue. If you don't care about the noise or the fact that you'd have zero suspension travel once the UCA's hit, then just leave 'em. But if you want travel and retain functionality, cut out a 2x3 or 3x3 section out of the walls. Doing so will reveal the UCA and give it some more room to work. BUT, you will then start to run into problems with the Axles! so becareful because when you do this, don't think it's all good now and go crazy over bumps and sh*t because the Axles will start to hit frame, You'd ahve to modify a portion of the frame also to get the suspension to act as if it where @ stock height with no problems over bumps. But then again, your oil pan and everthing else that sits under your car will cause you problems if you still don't becareful. One way to get around it is getting extremely stiff spring rates, but for a daily driver, I wouldn't recommend it because it's neck-breaking over sh*tty roads. Your back will hurt, and you can't just sit and cruise, you always have to sit up straight because it's that stiff.

You also have to worry about crazy bump steer when you get it that low because the tie rods are angled up so severely. You can't just flip the tie rods, either, because the holes in the knuckles are conical-shaped, with matching conical-shaped seating areas on the ball joint studs.
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i have tein ss on my 2000 civic coupe and the fronts are down all the way and i also have skunk 2 uca and i dont hit or rub on anything try a different uca and see what happens.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by De_tour &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

I need to find out the diffrence in overall length of the spindle between a civic and integra first.</TD></TR></TABLE>
just buy civic spindles and solve all your headaches?
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by De_tour &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I would do that, but i dont know if i have civic or integra spindles, thats why i need the measurement diffrences to determine what i do next.</TD></TR></TABLE>
But if you know the integra spindles are longer, wouldnt the obvious choice be the shorter civic ones? If you dont want to buy any before checking yours for size though, do you have any friends with civics or integras that you can compare yours to?
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