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how can lower my civic with 17s

Discussion in 'Tech Archive (No Posting)' started by edgarking69, Dec 14, 2009.



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  1. edgarking69

    edgarking69 New Member 5+ Year Member

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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.
     
  2. pls

    pls New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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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...
     
  3. lotz6996

    lotz6996 New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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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?
     
  5. Raabe

    Raabe Hell yea I suck toes! Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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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
     
  6. purple_eg6

    purple_eg6 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    ya my car is kinda slammed on 17 lol check my build thread
     
  7. Jaydles

    Jaydles Too Honest Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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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.
     
  8. UCCRacing

    UCCRacing No Fun Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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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..
     
  9. pls

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    post pix of ur car....
     
  10. Jaydles

    Jaydles Too Honest Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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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.
     
  11. purple_eg6

    purple_eg6 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    i dont have a camber kit on my car and its all good
     
  12. Jaydles

    Jaydles Too Honest Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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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.
     
  13. purple_eg6

    purple_eg6 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    nahh mine seems to do just fine goes staight and wears perfect lol
     
  14. mymmeryloss

    mymmeryloss RHD is where its at Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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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...
     
  15. mymmeryloss

    mymmeryloss RHD is where its at Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    or u could just put airstruts on it...
     
  16. Jaydles

    Jaydles Too Honest Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Damn i guess just colorado sounds like a bumpy place. I live in a hilly area id scrap on pretty much every basic road ha. Op you still alive, this is your second topic neither of which you have replied back in....
     


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