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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:32 pm    Post subject: lowering springs Reply with quote

i have an 82 civic hatch and wanting to drop it. ive looked almost everwhere for lowering springs. found some BG lowering spring but it comes up to $200 shipped. so my question is...is 1.5" drop worth $200? is there any alternatives. ive looked into heating the stock springs and cutting. any info would help. thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If its just the springs you need, there are tons of manufacturers that make springs in almost any size you could ask for. $200 doesn't seem bad at all for a full set.
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vindemiate wrote:
If its just the springs you need, there are tons of manufacturers that make springs in almost any size you could ask for. $200 doesn't seem bad at all for a full set.


is there any other springs that fit close to the same demensions that you know of?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try looking at the 2003 PT Cruiser's rear spring.

PT's od. 130 mm

2nd gen. 132 mm

I couldn't get a good installed hieght measurement but it was about 10" that's 2" lower than a 2nd gen. Don't bother with the fronts of the PT, their larger.

Havin't found a wrecked PT yet, so these measurement need to be double checked.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the springs may be of similar (desirable) dimension, but the PT Cruiser has a curb weight of ~3,100 lbs. vs. the 2g civic of about 1,900 lbs.

That might cause some issues, i.e. the civic might actually ride higher on springs designed for such a heavy car as well as they might be extremely stiff.

I'm not 100% sure about that, but it seems it's worth noting.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

$200 bux is a good deal for all four. If its gonna drop the car why not.

is the 2nd gen springs differnt from the 1st gen?? never really looked
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it could work, the weight of the PT is all in the front. The springs I mentioned is in the rear.

$200 bucks for springs really ain't that bad. In another post someone actually purchased a set and said he like it.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi guys
i found a guy who sell suspension kit for 2gen
cost 500 for full set
http://forum.retrocarsmag.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=17
http://www.gaz-shocks.co.uk/
say you got the number from mani
when you ring up gaz shock ask for mark and say mani give you the info
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do 1980+ spring fit the civic 1971/1979 model?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, different diameter on the springs.
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