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AfterburnTDW
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New to the forum, excuse the questions...    (Score: 1, Normal) 06-08-2003 01:29
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Hello. First off, hello to everyone. I'm new to the VTEC board, but I've been looking it over for a little while now. Excellent source of information for all things Honda :)

Which brings me to my question. Excuse this if it's posted somewhere and I am just missing it...Anyways, I'm looking at the wheel wells on the 4 door civic...(1997 EX model, in this case). What's the maximum safe wheel size you can mount? Doesn't look like there is a whole lot of room to go much larger. How about when lowering? Does it make the wheels rub?

I'm looking for lowering springs. I don't want a bouncy ride, but I'm looking for less body roll, more control in the turns, and of course, looks. I'm not interested in slamming it, just lowered a little bit. Which springs would work the best for my application?

Thanks in advance for the replies...Stinkin' newbies ;)

T

gilbert
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Re: New to the forum, excuse the questions...    (Score: 1, Normal) 06-08-2003 01:48
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Welcome!

Regarding wheels, I usually look at Tirerack.com. They have a database of wheels that will fit on your car. For the most part, the information is accurate.

http://www.tirerack.com/

For springs, you may want to look at Eibach springs. They make kits for Hondas. Whenever you change suspension components, you're going to change the ride quality. Honda designed the Civic suspension to give you a comfortable ride on the street. Lowering springs, because they decrease the suspension travel, require higher spring rates. The high spring rate means that you will get a stiffer ride, which can cause your car to bounce more if your dampers/shocks cannot handle the increased spring rates. Although your stock shock absorbers should be able to handle the Eibach springs (they design them to be used on the stock shocks), upgrading your shocks could help with the bouncing.

Remember, you should get your alignment checked after you install the springs. You may even want to invest in a camber kit.

Gilbert

AznSupastar
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Re: New to the forum, excuse the questions...    (Score: 1, Normal) 06-08-2003 02:13
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what exactly do a chamber kit do? same as coil overs?
AfterburnTDW
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Re: New to the forum, excuse the questions...    (Score: 1, Normal) 06-08-2003 16:31
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Thanks for the reply. I've checked Tirerack and discount tire direct. I guess I should have been more specific in my original question. I realize that they make wheels that are 17 and 18 inches for civics, but what I really was looking for was some real-world experience from you, the Honda owners who have done this.

I'm wanting to get a stiffer ride; I've always owned cars with sport-turned suspension. What I do not want, however, is a harsh ride or a bouncy ride. Would you all recomend the Eibach Pro kit over the H & R springs? Also, I know the there are Koni adjustable shocks for the civic...Are there KYB AGX's available for this car?

Thanks again in advance ;)

T


 
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