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I have a stock 94 Civic EX. I want to drop it NO MORE THAN 1"

Which springs should I get to accomplish this?

I plan to replace the shocks with KYB AGXs. I have the AGXs in my Miata and LOVE them, so they'll get my $$ for the civic, too, but I need recommendations for the springs.

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I know you didn't ask for opinions on this, but I have to ask?

Why would you drop the car no more than 1"?
You're talking less than a Pro-kit drop which I have heard does not even look lowered. Hell, I even have people tell me I need to drop my car and it's on Neuspeed Sports.

Not trying to start a flame war just curious. I mean will the car handle any better if at all with that kind of drop :confused:
 

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Its just a matter of preference but anyways I have H&R OE springs on my Si and it doesn't have the rally car look (like its floating) the drop is between .75-1 inch. I bought them from Kingmotorsports for $149 or you can get them at Option Salon for the same price.
 

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LX98Civic said:
Not trying to start a flame war just curious. I mean will the car handle any better if at all with that kind of drop :confused: [/B]
Don't worry - I don't get insulted easily.

I don't really want the car to *look* dropped.

I just want to reduce the amount of visible clearance from the top of the tire to the wheel well.

This is a very subtle difference. It is inteded to make the car have a slightly "meaner" rake, not to "drop" it.

Dropping .75 - 1" is exactly what I want. Something almost imperceptible. You'd look at the car and notice that something was different, but would have to ask "What did you do to that?"

I centrainly do not want to have my tires INSIDE the wheel well when the car is at rest. I do want a little but of clearance there, but not a lot.

Chad

Anybody got pics of the .75" drop vs the 1.6" drop?
 

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infofree said:


Don't worry - I don't get insulted easily.

I don't really want the car to *look* dropped.

I just want to reduce the amount of visible clearance from the top of the tire to the wheel well.

This is a very subtle difference. It is inteded to make the car have a slightly "meaner" rake, not to "drop" it.

Dropping .75 - 1" is exactly what I want. Something almost imperceptible. You'd look at the car and notice that something was different, but would have to ask "What did you do to that?"

I centrainly do not want to have my tires INSIDE the wheel well when the car is at rest. I do want a little but of clearance there, but not a lot.

Chad
Ok makes sense!! Are you going to add wheels? ...May change the whole perspective on ==> "What did you do to that?"

Then it would be, needs to be dropped.

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LX98Civic said:


Ok makes sense!! Are you going to add wheels? ...May change the whole perspective on ==> "What did you do to that?"

Then it would be, needs to be dropped.

LAter
I just got a set of 16" Sport Edition Fox 5 wheels from TireRack to replace the steelies. I didn't want to go any larger for weight reasons. 16" was my limit. I almost got 15" wheels.

My general premise is performance first, looks second. There are some notable departures from that, but that is my general attitude. I don't like to sacrifice performace.

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Why would you drop the car no more than 1"?
Some of us have potholes and bumps and shit to deal with on the road. Some of us don't like the way a big drop looks.

You're talking less than a Pro-kit drop which I have heard does not even look lowered. Hell, I even have people tell me I need to drop my car and it's on Neuspeed Sports.
The people telling you that are stupid, and for some bizarre reason, they think it looks good when the wheels start getting tucked into the wheelwells. That's a showcar thing. No car on the road or on a track should look like that.

I mean will the car handle any better if at all with that kind of drop?
You've got some misconceptions about lowering springs, bub. Most of the handling benefits come from the increased spring rates, not the lower ride height. Lower center of gravity does help handling, but not as much as you'd think.

Read some magazines that are about performance, not looks. It is RARE when they will lower their project cars that much. Sport Compact Car is one such magazine. Import Tuner is not.

A general guideline: If there is a girl on the cover, or any article that isn't about a car show, it's not a reputable mag. :)

Lowering a car too much actually HURTS handling more than it helps. You start losing wheel travel, and if you hit a bump or a pothole on a curve, and run out of suspension travel YOU BE FUCKED.
 

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Hey I like looking at the girls.

If you want your car lower just drive around with your biggest friends all the time.
 

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Neuspeeds are lower than he wants to go though I believe.
 

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get neuspeed sprots. i have mine neuspeed coil-over set at the same hight as the race spings and there is no gap at all. so with sports there should be atleast a one finger gap. don't go with prokits there are not really even a noticeable drop.
 

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i think it should be up to how stiff/unstiff you want the ride to be, what you are looking for out of the suspension to be the first things determining spring choice, and then how much wheelgap you want to eliminate as the last choice.

all springs listed are certainly very good springs, but they are all different in their own ways....its up to you want you want, were just here to assist you in your decision when you ask :D
 
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