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I have a 2000 Civic Si and in a couple days I am getting springs.
The drop on them is 2.5" front and 2.3" rear. They are H&R Race springs. I'm just wondering if I will need a camber kit? The guy I'm buying them off said he didn't need one on his car and he also has a 2000 Civic. So what's the deal here. Yay or nay. Thanks for any help.
 

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with that kinda drop, you will need some good shocks. Get some koni's.. they run for around $500. dont get cheap shocks.. trust me, i know, i had some tokico blues and they didn't help a bit at all with my 2.5" drop.

i had an ingalls camber kit on my 99 civic. it was a bitch to install, and it was an expensive kit. The kit was worth it though, my tires didn't wear out as fast :)

and, even if you drop your car 1", you will have camber wear.
 

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i've heard of the 'ghetto/custom' rear camber fix setup. its pretty basic, longer bolt and washers. but is there any 'ghetto/custom' front camber fix setup?? i thought throwing washers under the top a-arm screws will bring out the top of the wheel.... but i doubt it. anyone know?? ever made one??
 

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h22a would own!!!!
 

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GhostRider said:
o.k., here's the deal, not everyone's car reacts the same to lowering, no matter how low you go. and no matter if they're the exact same model either. i know a guy who has a 2" drop all around and doesn't need camber correction AT ALL! another guy, same drop, needed a camber kit... my advice, buy a kit, lower you car, if you don't need camber correction, return the kit.
more advice:
buy JUST front. don't waste more money on a couple of washer and a couple of bolts that you can get for like 10 cents at home depot.;)
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Yah I agree with that because a friend of mine has a 2" drop on his '93 Civic and doesn't need any camber correction at all. But i'll put the springs on and see if I need a kit or not.
 

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i had neuspeed race springs 2.5 all round , and my camber was messed up, it ate away at the tires at such a high rate, i mean within two months, i had to get new tires. Also if you drop your ride get new struts , if you dont you get this GHETTO HOP and the ride is going to be terrible .. trust me, it looks a lot nicer when its dropped, but dont comprise your tires for looks ..

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I have the same drop and i dont need any camber correction watsoever....that's when i had the stock steelies 14 inch...but as long ur on stock wheels....it wont be bad due to the wheels center of gravity....i think the bigger the rim gets the more noticable the camber gets...as happened with me wit my 16's but its not bad on the tires cause there is a certain degree honda lets that will still be ok.... www.jdmfan.com for more info and the homemade camber kit....
 

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CiViC 00 said:
I have the same drop and i dont need any camber correction watsoever....that's when i had the stock steelies 14 inch...but as long ur on stock wheels....it wont be bad due to the wheels center of gravity....i think the bigger the rim gets the more noticable the camber gets...as happened with me wit my 16's but its not bad on the tires cause there is a certain degree honda lets that will still be ok.... www.jdmfan.com for more info and the homemade camber kit....
on your drop do u have stock struts? do u get that "ghetto" hop from it while driving? i was rolling on 15's , but i think that the stock wheels (14) look good if its lowered.. lowered cars just look SO much better then raised 4x4 styles...
 

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Im lowered on some skunk2 coilvoers

I dunno how low my car is.. all i know is that the tire is right by the fender * front* and i have 1 finger gap in the rear

I used the washer trick for the rear..

the front is ok.. No camber where

I like the SLAMMED LOOK, But i dont wanna mess up my camber anymore

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Camber doesnt fuck up tires.. its TOE GUYS :)
 

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Camber and Toe both wear tires. Camber will wear the inside (negative camber) or outside (positive camber) edge of your tires. Toe will create a feathered edge across your tire. Slammed cars have too much negative camber. Some experience too much toe-out in the front also.
 

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Mekka said:
I have a 2000 Civic Si and in a couple days I am getting springs.
The drop on them is 2.5" front and 2.3" rear. They are H&R Race springs. I'm just wondering if I will need a camber kit? The guy I'm buying them off said he didn't need one on his car and he also has a 2000 Civic. So what's the deal here. Yay or nay. Thanks for any help.
The guy is either a liar or don't know what the hell camber is? No way in hell your tires will survive with a drop like that and NO camber adjustment!
 

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GhostRider said:


o.k., here's the deal, not everyone's car reacts the same to lowering, no matter how low you go. and no matter if they're the exact same model either. i know a guy who has a 2" drop all around and doesn't need camber correction AT ALL! another guy, same drop, needed a camber kit... my advice, buy a kit, lower you car, if you don't need camber correction, return the kit.
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buy JUST front. don't waste more money on a couple of washer and a couple of bolts that you can get for like 10 cents at home depot.
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LX98Civic, did you just scroll over this part of the thread? Because he just said that it reacts differently on all cars, and you are going to jump on someones ass that has a different car than you?
 

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LX98Civic, did you just scroll over this part of the thread? Because he just said that it reacts differently on all cars, and you are going to jump on someones ass that has a different car than you?
Ghostrider posted? I don't see his post...just your quote...
weird. :confused:
 

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Is it adviceable to have proper camber all the time? I heard that negative camber is good for cornering, how true is it? And is actually compulsary for track running..
 
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