Does anyone know if struts and springs off civic will work on accord - Fuelly Forums
Go Back   Fuelly Forums > Fuel Talk > General Fuel Topics
Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-09-2011, 10:27 PM   #1
Registered Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 10
Country: United States
Does anyone know if struts and springs off civic will work on accord

I want to lower my 1996 accord but dont have much money, Will stock struts and springs off a late 90s civic lower it and ride ok? I know they will bolt up

GasSavers_chris79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2011, 04:26 AM   #2
Registered Member
IndyFetch's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 626
Country: United States
Location: Indianapolis
Re: Does anyone know if struts and springs off civic will work on accord

In short: Nope. The cars are on 2 different platforms, with different suspension components. Lowering the car and maintaining any kind of safe driving/handling attributes will be possible with lowering springs and shocks.

You could possibly cut the existing springs, but that presents an entire list of problems, such as:
1. If the springs are not stiffer than stock ones, the soft springs will cause the car to hit the bump stops much more easily since there is less suspension travel. This can be quite unsafe if you hit the bump stops while negotiating a corner at speed.
2. Cutting all the springs evenly is a difficult task. Odds are, they will not all end up at the same height.
3. Re-using the stock shocks/struts on a car that is lowered can cause undue wear and tear on the shocks. Use shocks/struts with the correct compression/rebound for the type of springs used.

I lowered my 1995 Civic VX using Eibach springs and shocks from They had several suspension kit options. You might want to check it out. Without knowing your budget, it's hard to say.
IndyFetch is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:56 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.