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    Honda civic 3d '78 lowering tips

    Hello,

    somebody has a lowered Honda civic 1978?

    or tips what springs od inswerts to use to do it properly?

    thanks in advance

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    Re: Honda civic 3d '78 lowering tips

    Spent some time in my garage today.
    How to lower the rear shocks.

    I took a civic 88/99 spring seat .The steal bush in the rubbers dont fit the EB strut stem.But you can swap the steal bush ,just press it in.No need to shorten it .It fits!
    Left New ,right Old EB


    Why use that spring seat?The rubber mounting is sitting on top of the seat.If you mount it on the strut stem,the seat will fall deeper over the stem.
    The distance between top seat and strut seat is shorter now.So now you can mount shorter springs.



    I did not take the effort to find shorter springs,i cut and heated the oem's .


    Everething mounted.
    I dont know how much lowered it is now,still need to mount them on the car.


    Now my version on lowering the front,

    I wanted something like i did on the rear,but kept breaking my head on the bearing and turning movement of the complete set.

    I had a sleapy night shift at work,and came with this idea

    This is a rough sketch ,measuments are MILIMETERS(metric system)



    This is after finishing .



    What does it do?you will think?

    As its hard for me to explain in english ,an other sketch


    Now fitting it all,

    First you find your lowerd spring,cut spring or heated spring,what ever you are used te do.

    I'm been using cut springs for years on road cars,and it works 100% for me.
    No coments on this way of lowering as topics have allready been filled with do's or don'ts



    Place them on your strut and put the spring top on.
    Place your bearing and seal like normal.
    Now comes my bush/sleeve what ever you call it.
    It will line your bearing nicely in the middle


    Now your strut top would come..But due to my new bush it will not fit.
    You need to file ,cut or drill the hole in the strut top to 22MM,so the it wil fit.
    This pic is with my bush fitted in the strut top


    Now you can put it all together,but to lock the complete shock you need the last part.The outer sleeve .
    Without this sleeve your strut middle"piston/shaft" (whats the name?)wil pop out of the strut top when it bumps out while riding your car.

    Just put the oem washer as normal,it wil push the outer sleeve down and locking the middle bush in the strut top

    This is how it looks after fitting on the car.
    You can see the is enough room between nut and hood,you could even make the bush/sleeve even longer,as the hood runs a bit round,and nod dead flat from left to right..I think you could make it to 50MM or more.






    So,i you can use my brainstorm idea's
    Is my englisch understandable?

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    Re: Honda civic 3d '78 lowering tips

    Hey how exactly did you fabricate this piece?


    I wanted to do the same for my 1g Accord too!

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    Re: Honda civic 3d '78 lowering tips

    :cry: :cry: :cry:

    haha I was thinking of fabricating something like that myself but I guess I'll just ask around for any shop to fabricate that part then :td:

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    Re: Honda civic 3d '78 lowering tips

    You can drop by when ever you want

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    Re: Honda civic 3d '78 lowering tips

    If it's a 1200cc just buy a coilover set.

    http://www.bc-racing.co.uk/c-bca50/hond ... mk1-73-79/

    I have them and they are great!

    viewtopic.php?f=3&t=19109

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    Re: Honda civic 3d '78 lowering tips

    You onely forgot to tell about the price difference between the 2 methodes
    +/-650$

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    Re: Honda civic 3d '78 lowering tips

    True, but it's a great alternative if you have some money to spare or/and if you're that skilled.

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