Survey by Qualaroo
+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 35 of 35
Like Tree4Likes

Thread: My Civic (2005/2006) has stiff suspension

  1. #1
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    razaksyed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Kabul
    Age
    47
    Posts
    1,003
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default My Civic (2005/2006) has stiff suspension

    Dear PW Members,
    My ride (Honda Civic EXI 2005/2006) is not as comfortable as it should be, in fact, it is quite stiff. The Honda workshop tells me that the struts and wheels are fine. The car is running aftermarket alloys (they were installed when I bought them) with Yokohama radial tires. Any suggestions how I could make the drive a bit smoother? My friends tell me there is nothing wrong with the car, the Pak made civics are built with a stiff suspension, is that correct? I am still convinced something can be done to make it better


  2. #21
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    ahmadbila's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Dubai
    Age
    26
    Posts
    12,963
    Follows
    5
    Following
    1
    Mentioned
    95 Post(s)
    Tagged
    11 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    15inch on exi wont harm it, cuz its just a 1 inch increase. but the original size for exi is 14inch.if u put 14inch rims with proper sized tyres, the suspension wud become softer. keep 28-30psi in ALL tires, dont get different pressure in front n rear tyres.i wud recommend 28psi if u want soft suspension. though i used to keep 34psi in ALL tyres of my car i just love hard suspension
    When the power of love exceeds the love for power, the world will finally know peace=Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do

  3. #22
    PakWheeler Follow
    Civic_Crazed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Karachi
    Age
    36
    Posts
    10
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by razaksyed View Post
    I think these tires are wide - the originals are 195. Please confirm
    Dude. Original ones are 185/70/R14.

  4. #23
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    Cylestyne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Karachi
    Age
    32
    Posts
    5,160
    Follows
    2
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    now 30psi in all four tires are a lil too much for our pakistani roads, i get my tires inflated upto max 25psi up front and 27 in the rears.
    Ur kidding right? Your going to wear your tires out real fast, not to mention your fuel economy will be terrible so will the steering.

    30 is perfect for our Karachi roads on any car. Infact on my cars which are running 17s and 18s, I don't keep less than 32.
    ProSpeed Imports -- www.prospeedimports.com -- Car parts direct from USA, Japan & Europe to your doorstep! Email us at special.requests@prospeedimports.com. Don't forget to ask about our special car wrapping, change the color of your car without changing the paint ;-)

  5. #24
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    razaksyed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Kabul
    Age
    47
    Posts
    1,003
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    thanks guys, I got instant performance boost by deflating the air pressure to 26psi across all wheels. Am now sourcing stock rims to revert back to the standard specifications - any idea where in Islamabad / Pindi could i swamp my alloys and raidals with stock rims and tires?

  6. #25
    PakWheeler Follow
    Shahab_Bajwa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Rawalpindi
    Posts
    124
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    i have 2006 exi
    with 205 60 r 15 tyres
    suspension felt a bit harder as compared to my previous car city idsi 05
    i checked with many mechanics they all told its fine.
    1 ov them suggested to have a thorough underwash and then sparay wd 40 on suspension rubbers.
    i ve done it . now my car feels a bit better but not as much as the cars with oem tyres and rims
    so i think that culprit may be my stock rims.
    While adding power to your ride, upgrade the brakes first.

  7. #26
    959
    959 is offline
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    959's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Karachi
    Age
    32
    Posts
    3,121
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    i have 2006 exi
    with 205 60 r 15 tyres
    suspension felt a bit harder as compared to my previous car city idsi 05
    i checked with many mechanics they all told its fine.
    1 ov them suggested to have a thorough underwash and then sparay wd 40 on suspension rubbers.
    i ve done it . now my car feels a bit better but not as much as the cars with oem tyres and rims
    so i think that culprit may be my stock rims.
    Sir you are using more then an inch bigger tires then stock diameter, they are even bigger for a VTI.

    You should change the tire size to stock 185/65 R14 and some premium tires like Bridgestone Turanza GR 90 or AR10.

    Else if you need low profile get 195/55 R15 and Yokohama S drive.

    Your current tires will ruin your car's suspensions.

    Regards
    Readers are Leaders.

  8. #27
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    XaxoOBoY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Lahore
    Posts
    1,475
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    lol @ everyone! my 2002 Civic is 17" with front 215 and back 225 with lowered Springs, i take it as a challenge to drive on Paki Roads! And i like it bcuz if if i dare to cross 40KM/h my heads Bangs on the rooF. LOL its fun!

    khair jokes apart for me the 01 - 05 civic has good suspension. Because it durable! it been 8 years my car never gave up with Suspension! even now its been 1.5 years my car is all set with stiff suspension but for this all the credit GOES TO ME! for driving carefully!
    Respect comes from fear.

  9. #28
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    alee1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Wah cantt
    Age
    27
    Posts
    1,998
    Follows
    0
    Following
    1
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    tyre pressure recommended is 28psi, which is written on inside of driver side do0r.wide tyres in no way make your ride comdfortable or uncomfirtable.what mtters is height of your tyres.get your tyre pressure checked by quality digital meter, installed at most go0d pumps.(road side andaza wala mechanics fill ur tyre with estimated pressure and faulty equipment).secondly chanda civic has a bit stiff suspention,admit it,it s done to increase your road stability when you do tough steering while cornering at high speeds.thirdly i dont know what type of ur tyre...whether its hard or soft.i use dunlope sp sport 490 series,japenese made,and m very much satisfied by their comfort.
    best of luck

  10. #29
    PakWheeler Follow
    Shahab_Bajwa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Rawalpindi
    Posts
    124
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 959 View Post
    Sir you are using more then an inch bigger tires then stock diameter, they are even bigger for a VTI.

    You should change the tire size to stock 185/65 R14 and some premium tires like Bridgestone Turanza GR 90 or AR10.

    Else if you need low profile get 195/55 R15 and Yokohama S drive.

    Your current tires will ruin your car's suspensions.

    Regards

    thanks @959.
    i truly appreciate ur suggestion
    While adding power to your ride, upgrade the brakes first.

  11. #30
    Site Banned Follow
    khjodat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Lahore
    Age
    53
    Posts
    260
    Follows
    2
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    3
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    Hi I recently bought a used honda civic 2005/2006 model. It has the following tire profile 195/65 15R. The problem which I am facing is that I feel that the front suspension makes slight muffled noise as something is loose when car tires run over high metal road reflectors in very low speed and I also found that in same case if my car speed is around 40 kph the car slightly sway/wave. I got checked the alignment and it is okay. Tire pressure is 30 psi for all. Somebody told me that this happens when front shocks become hard or weak. Please suggest me a solution. Khawaja Jodat Wapda Town Lahore. 03474407108

  12. #31
    PakWheeler Follow
    MuhammadMusa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Lahore
    Posts
    888
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    1
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    I have an exi 05. My tyres and rim size from day 1 are 195/55/15 I was using yokohama A drive and now Pirrelli (italian) tyres. I strictly maintain the tyre pressure 28-30 and no cng in my car. There isn't any kind of stiffness or any other issue at all

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using PW Forums mobile app

  13. #32
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    asad1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Karachi
    Age
    30
    Posts
    2,707
    Follows
    2
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    This model is stiffer than older model civic

    Sent from my HTC Sensation 4G with Beats Audio using PW Forums mobile app

  14. #33
    PakWheeler Follow
    CoLd_FuSiOn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Lahore
    Posts
    950
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    57 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    Open the driver side door,there's a sticker on the inner side of the pillar where the lock is and it will tell you what value is suggested by the manufacturer use that value for a comfortable ride.
    #Kandana https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WqU5iuICg4&feature=youtu.be

  15. #34
    Site Banned Follow
    khjodat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Lahore
    Age
    53
    Posts
    260
    Follows
    2
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    3
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by razaksyed View Post
    Dear PW Members,
    My ride (Honda Civic EXI 2005/2006) is not as comfortable as it should be, in fact, it is quite stiff. The Honda workshop tells me that the struts and wheels are fine. The car is running aftermarket alloys (they were installed when I bought them) with Yokohama radial tires. Any suggestions how I could make the drive a bit smoother? My friends tell me there is nothing wrong with the car, the Pak made civics are built with a stiff suspension, is that correct? I am still convinced something can be done to make it better
    I suggest that you should kept the tire pressure of your honda civic 29 for front tires and 28 in rear tires. As the front side of car is heavier due to engine load so need slightly higher pressure while slightly low pressure in rear tires as there is normally less weight untill and unless the rear compartment is full of luggage...

  16. #35
    PakWheeler Follow
    buozier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    11
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    Just reading this thread now.

    Well if you still are using the same car. simply change the shocks. Its your shocks which makes it stiff or soft By allowing the oil to flow or to give resistance.

    I am currently 2003 vti in lahore. I had same issue. mine is fixed.
    Simply change rear shocks and fit xli's shocks with thick strut. It would fee alot softer and noiseless.

    Mine works fine. You may contact me if you need a try on my car.

    Thanks bye.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

User Tag List

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •