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Exclamation Lower your 92-95 Civic and still ride comfortably!

So we all know that there is a very slight gain to be had by lowering your car (smaller frontal area). But we don't want to give up the cushy ride that our cars have stock.

So here's what you do:
Go to a U-pull and get the suspension from an 89-91 Civic/CRX (88 had a different rear lower control arm).
Be sure to get the entire strut assembly in the front (including the "fork" that goes over the CV joint and attaches to the front lower control arm).
Install it on your 92-95 Civic and VIOLA! you ride about 2" lower but still ride like a Cadillac!

I'm in the process of picking up that setup now as I've blown out my Ksport suspension in the front of my car (MN potholes and cruddy roads be damned!)

I also have a friend with a 93 Del Sol that has swapped in the older generation suspension and it rides very nice.

Be sure to get an alignment afterward though!

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Old 11-05-2009, 12:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Very cool idea I'll have to keep this in mind since our roads up here get trash in the winter and I hate driving with the thoughts at any minute I could trash my suspension.

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