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 Post subject: Honda civic 3d '78 lowering tips
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:48 am 

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Location: Belgium Europe
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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 Post subject: Re: Honda civic 3d '78 lowering tips
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:59 pm 

Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:12 pm
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Location: holland
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
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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.

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I did not take the effort to find shorter springs,i cut and heated the oem's .
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Everething mounted.
I dont know how much lowered it is now,still need to mount them on the car.
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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)

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This is after finishing .
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What does it do?you will think?

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

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


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 Post subject: Re: Honda civic 3d '78 lowering tips
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:14 am 
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Location: Malaysia
Hey how exactly did you fabricate this piece?
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I wanted to do the same for my 1g Accord too!


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 Post subject: Re: Honda civic 3d '78 lowering tips
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:41 pm 

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 Post subject: Re: Honda civic 3d '78 lowering tips
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:41 pm 
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: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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 Post subject: Re: Honda civic 3d '78 lowering tips
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:43 am 

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Location: holland
You can drop by when ever you want :D


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 Post subject: Re: Honda civic 3d '78 lowering tips
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:36 am 
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Location: Netherlands
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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 Post subject: Re: Honda civic 3d '78 lowering tips
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:33 am 

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


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 Post subject: Re: Honda civic 3d '78 lowering tips
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:33 am 
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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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