!! civic si lowering help !!

Discussion in '6th Generation Honda Civic (1996-2000)' started by rd2000si, Nov 4, 2011.



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  1. rd2000si

    rd2000si New Member

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    i have a 2000 civic si and am thinking of the tein h tech lowering specs, any thoughts on these, i have 15's on the car now in your opinions would it look better lowered 1 inch with 15 or 16 inch rims
     
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    yeah, right now its just to high for me i want something more aggressive at a low cost
     
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    I have tein s techs that gave me a 2 inch drop and now I wish I went lower. Save your money and get coilovers trust me I wish I had.
     
  5. 6thGenFtw

    6thGenFtw New Member 5+ Year Member

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    coil overs are worth the money
     
  6. Brewster

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    I just lowered my 98 Dx Hatch with Neuspeed springs and if I had the money I would have gone coil overs hands down.
     
  7. rd2000si

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    why coil overs though because they're adjustable?
     
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    because once you get springs you will realize you didnt go low enough. you will waste 200+ dollars on something you wont even notice and wont feel much of a handling change. coils will give you the biggest change and till you buy new struts, arent all that much more money
     
  9. Mystery_man

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    If you want a good ride that is a different story really. If you don't care go with full body coils.

    I am on tien s tech springs and koni sp2s on low perch. It is low and rides like a dream. If I want to go play I can just firm up the dampening. I got my stuff new for cheap on here.
     
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    This stuff is covered in my FAQ sticky.... "What looks good" is subjective. Now matter how many opinions you have thrown at your, in the end, it's your car.

    The benefit of coilovers over lowering springs is yes, height adjustability. If you're not satisfied, you can change it. But you should get an alignment every time you change your height. Because you're toying with your camber/toe/caster settings whenever you raise/lower the car.

    I personally think 16" wheels look the best on 6th gen's.
     
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    your setup isnt low. and you s techs run low spring rates

    i think wheel size depends on how low you are. i have 15s and they look good, 16s wouldnt look right
     
  12. rd2000si

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    i like the h techs more with is 1.3 in front and 1.1 in rear so i was thinking that and a 195/50/16???
     
  13. rd2000si

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    or just keep my 15's along with the 195/55/15 and still lower with h techs?
     
  14. 1999EM1

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    I'm super low in my 99 SI, still rocking the 15" SI rims. Wish I had gone with a 50 series tire instead of 55...

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    I'm also dropped on Progress CS-II Coilovers. Very comfortable, better than my friends Skunk2s.
     
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    now idk about super low, but low yes
     
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    Pretty low man.
     
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    Looks good, how low F and R?
     
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    =) got ya beat. but respectable. lower than most
     
  20. speedygonzales

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    go coilovers you can get progress cs-II's for about 600 dollars, function and form type 1's for about 700 and if you source it right a koni yellow's/ground control spring set for 8-900 bucks. all three of those will be a good set up, lower you at least 2.5 inches and handle very well
     


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