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Old 10-11-2006, 09:19 AM   #1
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Should I lower the back end of my car?

I have Eibach prokit lowering springs on the car now. They lowered the car about 1.25", but then I took out about 100 pounds from the rear of the car, so the back end sits a little higher now. I was wondering if you thought lowering the back end would help reduce aerodynamic drag? Plus the rear suspension does not bottom out over big bumps, so there's room to lower it if needed. Check out the pic.

PS yes I know it looks a little rough.
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:34 AM   #2
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Hi DRW..

I think its rite as it is.

If you look at your pik and run a straight line from the style line on the bottom of the door and sight it up against the front and rear hub centres , it only looks like 1/2 and inch higher in the back.

I think it looks higher in the back because of the shape of the wheel arches , its more a visual thing than anything else.
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Old 10-11-2006, 06:47 PM   #3
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That's what I thought. I had to run it by you guys since I have this bad habit of modding stuff just because I can.
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sooo... take 120lbs off the front!
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Old 10-11-2006, 07:51 PM   #5
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sooo... take 120lbs off the front!
I don't want to make it look like a 4x4!
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but you know its the best when cars are looking sleepy. besides the best reason for aftermarket suspension is the stiffness so that suspension geometry is more resistant to change.
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I would never modify my suspension. One of the reasons is with a stiffer suspension the car behaves differently. That's why some people crash their cars after they switched to an aftermarket suspension setup.

Also the fact that it would draw attention to my car. Civics already have enough attention, I don't need to the point of where it gets stolen.
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You can tell by looking at the paint, my car doesn't attract attention. Plus the 4" exhaust tip and fmic are painted flat black for stealth. No, I don't want to attract attention. I think I'll leave the back end up, stinkbug style!
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Either that or they are blind.

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I would never modify my suspension. One of the reasons is with a stiffer suspension the car behaves differently. That's why some people crash their cars after they switched to an aftermarket suspension setup.
yea my car is much more different after stiffening everything. it is much more responsive and has much more traction. its so much safer. although i wish it was maybe 1/2in higher...
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