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I just bought the civic like 2 weeks ago, noticed that the ride was crapty, and I went to check out the suspension set up, and they put some non-name brand 29.95 ebay coilovers on there. My friend has some old integra springs n struts from his 95' laying around, I thought maybe I could use them until I buy me some Eibach springs w/ Tokico struts... I was thinking just to maybe cut them a little bit to make my civic sit at normal height since the integra is a bit more heavy the springs will make my civic sit high like a dune buggy! lol

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yea well im pretty sure it aint that big of a difference wat model is ur civic??? and just like most integra, civics, delsols use the same stuff so youll be alrite but as for ride heigth your going to have to determine that on ur own

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its a 94 ej1....I put the front ones on yesterday to see how it would sit and MAN, did it sit high!!! lol everything bolted up perfect but the height was too high, I was also thinking maybe cus I dont have my a/c components like condenser,fan, ac comp, etc.

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yea and camber is a biachhh hope you got extra money for tires lol

 

Wrong. Camber is not an issue unless it's very extreme (like 4" drop extreme). As long as it's a moderate drop and you get an alignment to set your toe to spec, tire wear won't be a problem. I was dropped 1" with a camber kit putting me in spec. I've since dropped 3" (2 additional inches) with no camber adjustment and my tires have been wearing completely normal for 30,000 miles.

 

Many people don't realize that our cars come with some negative camber stock and some cars (like M3's) come with a decent bit of negative camber....none of them have irregular tire wear because the toe is in spec.

 

I just bought the civic like 2 weeks ago, noticed that the ride was crapty, and I went to check out the suspension set up, and they put some non-name brand 29.95 ebay coilovers on there. My friend has some old integra springs n struts from his 95' laying around, I thought maybe I could use them until I buy me some Eibach springs w/ Tokico struts... I was thinking just to maybe cut them a little bit to make my civic sit at normal height since the integra is a bit more heavy the springs will make my civic sit high like a dune buggy! lol

 

Cut springs will ride worse than current. Most likely a poor ride is due to blown shock rather than bad springs. I personally wouldn't do anything until you can afford to do it right or do it oem. Look around on this and other forums and see if you can find anyone parting out a civic....then buy the suspension parts off them for cheap.....that or just live with what you have until you can afford a real setup.

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integras and civics use the same shocks and springs

 

 

 

 

 

Edit: I ran those $30 coil-overs off ebay on my car for ever and never had a problem hell they were even a decent ride.

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integras and civics use the same shocks and springs

 

hmmmm, these shock and springs off the integra got my civic sittin high like one of them Donks with 24's. lol. I got to cleanin off those coilovers this morning cus they had like an inch of dirt build up, and what do ya know- the front 2 are skunk2 and the rear are some other ones I think. They got a bluespring and red adjustment sleeves. Anyone know what they might be?? I know skunk2 aren't that bad so it MUST be the blown struts giving the crapty ride!...Im just gonna buy some tokico struts and mount them with the coilovers 2morrow. I'll see if I can take a pic and show yall how high its sittin right now and a also pic I took when I first bought it dropped! A before and after pic!.....

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stock civic's sit pretty high to start with.

 

yea thats what I was thinking, maybe Im just use to seeing it sit real low like when I originally purchased it. and now that its (maybe) back at stock height it looks too high due to me always seeing it lowered....

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i work for goodyear and align cars all day long if you cut the springs you will regret it it can damage the strut and it will ride like crap. i would just wait man and deal with the wheel gap or put those 30$ ebay springs back on and call it a day.

 

and as for camber if you drop raise your car at all it will throw off all of the specs in the front end so you need to have it alligned and if you dont set the camber back to spec from how ever negetive it is it will have an effect on your tires. wether you notice it right away or 40k miles later.

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i work for goodyear and align cars all day long if you cut the springs you will regret it it can damage the strut and it will ride like crap. i would just wait man and deal with the wheel gap or put those 30$ ebay springs back on and call it a day.

 

and as for camber if you drop raise your car at all it will throw off all of the specs in the front end so you need to have it alligned and if you dont set the camber back to spec from how ever negetive it is it will have an effect on your tires. wether you notice it right away or 40k miles later.

 

 

I can't express how strongly I disagree with this. I have a decent bit of negative camber, but toe is in spec. I've spent 30,000 miles on one set of tires (that were rated for 30k), and by the time they were nearly bald, the tire wear is 100% even across the entire tread. Camber is only an effect if toe is out. If the toe is out, then it will cause the entire tire to wear faster and put an emphasis on the camber settings.

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