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Old 03-01-2006, 05:24 PM   #1
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Old 03-01-2006, 06:34 PM   #2
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SVOboy wrote:Use spring

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Use spring compressors! Don't shoot the spring off the strut into a wall or some nonsense, many auto parts stores have free loaner spring compressors.
Awww... I like shooting the strut across the floor!!! What do you think I bought the air tools for? That pesky nut on the top of the strut rod! =)
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Ohh yea, and like SVOboy

Ohh yea, and like SVOboy said... at very least adjust your toe, hondas (and most other cars) will toe out in the front when you lower the car:

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This will eat your tires more than the - 1 to 3 degrees of camber you will get also...
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Yep, that point should be

Yep, that point should be emphasized I say, I will put up some suspension stuff and links soon and expect DIYs on setting toe and the rear camber trick when I get around to them,
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Re: Yep, that point should be

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rear camber trick
aka washers?
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All mysteries will be

All mysteries will be revealed, but yeah. I wish a front camber kit didn't cost so much.
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Do you remember Ryane

Do you remember Ryane Motorsports? They used to make a set of lowering trailing arms and knuckles that moved the wheel 1.5" up the suspension, thus lowering the vehicle 1.5" without changing the suspension geometry at all.

I foolishly sold my setup and they shortly thereafter went down a different business avenue (I think they make kit cars now). I've often thought of making a set for myself, but have never gotten around to it.
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I'm 17, been in the car game

I'm 17, been in the car game for 7 months, I remember very little,

Any ballparks on what camber I'd be running if I go with a 3" drop? 2.5? 2?
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Ahh, well you hold yourself

Ahh, well you hold yourself very well for a 17 year old!

3" expect about 3.5-4 degrees 2.5" should be around 2.5 degrees and 2" around 1.5 degrees.

This of course is assuming your suspension was within the stock parameters to begin with.

FYI... I've been in the game since I was about 16... so add 11 or so to that and you've got my age.
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I've been talking with a 22

I've been talking with a 22 year old about this and my final conclusion is 2 on the front, little more on the back to balance out the vault from my springs. Washer trick on the back, try to keep the camber from burning the front tires until I can afford a front camber kit and then I'll go to 3 on the front.

Don't want to burn my damn new tires, yep.
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