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Old 12-14-2009, 02:13 AM   #1
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ok so i just got some 17s for my 92 civic sedan and i had to raise the car a little so the would fit but someone told me i could lower the damping so i could lower the car and still keep the 17s. How can i do this it curently has a no name coilover kit i got from ebay.
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:37 AM   #2
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if you want to go lower on 17s, you should Roll you fenders....yes you can still SLAM you car on 17s...
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what size rubber? if its any bigger then 205/40/R17 then its too big. other wise what pls said, roll your fenders. get a good coilover or spring/strut combo.
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what's the offset on those wheels? what size tires are you running? how much adjustment do your no-name coilovers allow you?
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i rolled fenders with my 17s and i was low. but i would find a decent set of coilovers to start with
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ya my car is kinda slammed on 17 lol check my build thread
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Colorado have bumpy roads? I wouldn't recommend slamming your civic with 17s I see flat tires left and right.
If i were you i would wait to get a better coilover setup.
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I live in CO, and I am pretty low on 17"s... I rolled my fenders after I corrected my rear Camber and got new tires and on the way home crunch, could hear it.. had to roll the fenders... But now is allll good... And I want to get some new Coil overs... Just can't see spending 800 yet..
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post pix of ur car....
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You just reminded me of another problem you'll most certainly need a camber kit op when dropping it that low.
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i dont have a camber kit on my car and its all good
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You have 17s on a slammed civic without a camber kit and its fine. hmm i find that weird. Im not a suspension guru but i thought you had to have one.
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nahh mine seems to do just fine goes staight and wears perfect lol
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u dont have to have a camber kit..
and i was bagged on 18's and almost layed bumper on a 95 hatch.
u can go slammed, in colorado, in the snow, with 17's easy...
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or u could just put airstruts on it...
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