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    Aoa PW Bro's!

    I want to lower my Civic 8th Gen. I've have no experience of lowering a ride.

    Based on my little research, I've found out that there are two basic ways of doing this:

    1. Installing the lowering springs like Max Speed Lowering Springs etc.
    2. Installing an adjustable lowering kit.

    I would be extremely thankful if someone could help me with this, and share some first hand experience as to which is a better method of lowering my ride.

    I would also appreciate if someone could guide me through the proper way of lowering the ride and also suggest me the pros and cons of both the methods that I have mentioned above.

    And from where can I get this done in Islamabad/Rawalpindi, and the approximate cost figures?

    Thanks in advance brothers!


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    I was just about to create a thread about it when i found this, can i use your thread for my Cultus aswell?

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    cheap way but hurts original springs.....cut the springs according to the required height simple
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    1) Install lowering springs. They are an economical and pretty reliable way to lower your car. Cons of this method, however, are that they lower the life of your struts. Pros of this method are you get a better handling vehicle, that is quite a better site to look at.

    2) Install Coilovers. This is a much more expensive alternative to lowering your car, but in my opinion the best. Good coilover kits are adjustable meaning you are able to adjust ride height. Coilovers are one piece replacement systems that replace both the springs and struts in your vehicle, and branded kits are really quite reliable. Cons of this method are that ride is quite harsh on coils. Also the kits are expensive. Pros are this is the right way to lower a car and with the adjustability you can raise and lower your height varying on your need for the time period.

    3) Cut springs. I will not comment on this because it is an idiotic way to lower your car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djtz View Post
    I was just about to create a thread about it when i found this, can i use your thread for my Cultus aswell?
    Yeah sure bro, why not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7111 View Post
    cheap way but hurts original springs.....cut the springs according to the required height simple
    Buddy, thanks for the reply.

    I've heard that cutting the springs is a very unreliable method. And frankly speaking, I'm not willing to compromise on safety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NasirKhalidAbbasi View Post
    1) Install lowering springs. They are an economical and pretty reliable way to lower your car. Cons of this method, however, are that they lower the life of your struts. Pros of this method are you get a better handling vehicle, that is quite a better site to look at.

    2) Install Coilovers. This is a much more expensive alternative to lowering your car, but in my opinion the best. Good coilover kits are adjustable meaning you are able to adjust ride height. Coilovers are one piece replacement systems that replace both the springs and struts in your vehicle, and branded kits are really quite reliable. Cons of this method are that ride is quite harsh on coils. Also the kits are expensive. Pros are this is the right way to lower a car and with the adjustability you can raise and lower your height varying on your need for the time period.

    3) Cut springs. I will not comment on this because it is an idiotic way to lower your car.

    Buddy, I'm grateful for ure detailed reply. Your recommendations are duly noted. Thanks!

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    Any PW bro with some more advises/help?

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    @poster whats ur budget ?
    - if ur looking for performance or if ur into racing etc only then go for coilovers as they are expensive and ride becomes much stiffer (which i bet u wont like in 8th gen) despite the fact they have dampening/stiffness measure control etc
    -lowering springs comparatively are much cheaper (usually 1/4th price of coilovers) and stiffness is very less and for looks and slight performance for a daily runner lowering springs are much much better option
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badpigs View Post
    @poster whats ur budget ?
    - if ur looking for performance or if ur into racing etc only then go for coilovers as they are expensive and ride becomes much stiffer (which i bet u wont like in 8th gen) despite the fact they have dampening/stiffness measure control etc
    -lowering springs comparatively are much cheaper (usually 1/4th price of coilovers) and stiffness is very less and for looks and slight performance for a daily runner lowering springs are much much better option
    Bro, I'm just a daily runner. With absolutely no link to racing/performance etc..
    I asked from a reference in Peshawar. They guy quoted around 17k for the adjustable setup. However Maxspeed springs cost around 10.5k.

    I've heard that installing just the fixed lowering springs like Maxspeed has the tendency to develop some problems. Could you please throw some light on it bro?

    Thanks!

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    Is your Civic auto or manual?

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    @poster thakyou

    @pakwheels members, can anybody tell me where can i get lowering springs for cultus and if there are non available for cultus what other methods can i opt for? I seriously need to lower my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badpigs View Post
    @poster whats ur budget ?
    - if ur looking for performance or if ur into racing etc only then go for coilovers as they are expensive and ride becomes much stiffer (which i bet u wont like in 8th gen) despite the fact they have dampening/stiffness measure control etc
    -lowering springs comparatively are much cheaper (usually 1/4th price of coilovers) and stiffness is very less and for looks and slight performance for a daily runner lowering springs are much much better option
    Sorry, I forgot to mention. I can spend between 15 and 20k for this provided that the extra money that I'm spending is ACTUALLY worth it. (comparing with the 10k Maxspeed Lowering Springs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RN427 View Post
    Is your Civic auto or manual?
    Manual bro!

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    Quote Originally Posted by farazm90 View Post
    Bro, I'm just a daily runner. With absolutely no link to racing/performance etc..
    I asked from a reference in Peshawar. They guy quoted around 17k for the adjustable setup. However Maxspeed springs cost around 10.5k.

    I've heard that installing just the fixed lowering springs like Maxspeed has the tendency to develop some problems. Could you please throw some light on it bro?

    Thanks!
    i've been running my few cars on lowering springs & coilovers at different stages. back in the 2011 mine ex 8th gen oriel was on mugen 8 way adjustable dampers that kit was the one of the best kit and most expensive out there. dampers are still with me, i'll sell em if i get a good offer for em .
    now i was driving a simple vti on max speed lowering springs from a while (car is now sold as well)
    if u want to keep it for family use or anyother purpose get urself a dampering kit, it adjusts softness and stifness as well

    max speed lowering springs are good and cheap alternative as well it will be good as well but ride will be bit stiff on it, on the potholes and rough roads u will feel like u r riding a donkey cart

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    Quote Originally Posted by a1ms View Post
    i've been running my few cars on lowering springs & coilovers at different stages. back in the 2011 mine ex 8th gen oriel was on mugen 8 way adjustable dampers that kit was the one of the best kit and most expensive out there. dampers are still with me, i'll sell em if i get a good offer for em .
    now i was driving a simple vti on max speed lowering springs from a while (car is now sold as well)
    if u want to keep it for family use or anyother purpose get urself a dampering kit, it adjusts softness and stifness as well

    max speed lowering springs are good and cheap alternative as well it will be good as well but ride will be bit stiff on it, on the potholes and rough roads u will feel like u r riding a donkey cart
    Sir guide me through my cultus aswell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a1ms View Post
    i've been running my few cars on lowering springs & coilovers at different stages. back in the 2011 mine ex 8th gen oriel was on mugen 8 way adjustable dampers that kit was the one of the best kit and most expensive out there. dampers are still with me, i'll sell em if i get a good offer for em .
    now i was driving a simple vti on max speed lowering springs from a while (car is now sold as well)
    if u want to keep it for family use or anyother purpose get urself a dampering kit, it adjusts softness and stifness as well

    max speed lowering springs are good and cheap alternative as well it will be good as well but ride will be bit stiff on it, on the potholes and rough roads u will feel like u r riding a donkey cart

    By 8 way adjustable u mean?

    Could u please post a few pix of ure ex 8th Gen on those dampers and could u post the pictures of the dampers?

    And let me know what price are u looking for the dampers? And mention their condition too..

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by farazm90 View Post
    By 8 way adjustable u mean?

    Could u please post a few pix of ure ex 8th Gen on those dampers and could u post the pictures of the dampers?

    And let me know what price are u looking for the dampers? And mention their condition too..

    Thanks!
    FYI
    Dampers=Coilovers basically.


    Technically the damper refers to the shock, while the coilover is a shock/spring combo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NasirKhalidAbbasi View Post
    FYI
    Dampers=Coilovers basically.
    Bro, I kind of had this idea. Was asking for the pictures to assess the condition.

    Though pardon me for the non technical terms. :-P I mentioned earlier that I'm new to this field.! :-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by NasirKhalidAbbasi View Post
    FYI
    Dampers=Coilovers basically.


    Technically the damper refers to the shock, while the coilover is a shock/spring combo.
    Thanks for the information bro! I understand it now!

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