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ek hatch sits too low is it due to h22 swap ?

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by ek hatch, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. ek hatch

    ek hatch New Member

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    i got a 96 hatch with a h22 its sittin on skunk2 coilovers but its way too low in the front i only havea couple inches of clearence from the floor nd oil pan i can adjust the coil but itll be about an inch difference anythin i can do to life it a couple more inches so i can drive nd not be afraid to make a hole in my oil pan... oh it doesnt have the camber kit in front just back in a have a big toe in all help will be appreciated thamks.
     
  2. CAFROG

    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    Raise it up until you max them out or have around 3.25-3.5" but that is still pretty low clearance.

    Otherwise.....you can put stock springs back in. Just won't look as good.

    Any lowered Honda (let alone a H-swapped Civic) needs to be driven carefully on bad roads and speed bumps/driveways/etc need to be entered at an angle
     
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    i might go back to the springs the extra weight of thhe engine might lower it a little well thanks for the help
     
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    just a thought, but what of you have a couple of spacers machined to between the shock top hat and the shock tower?
     
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    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

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    Or space the motor mounts... 2 cents
     
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    FLounder power hungry VIP

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    if you have some cheap no name coilover sleeves on there, then the spring rates are likely very soft, and designed for a stock weight civic at that. best fix would be to get some nice coilovers with a higher spring rate. in the mean time i would just raise your current coils as high as possible. you can drive around with 3" clearance under the pan, ive done it for years. just be careful of course!
     
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