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    Salam guys, I need to lower my 8th gen Civic (aim being to improve handling cuz the car feels unstable while making turns at higher speeds, compared with our 2000 City which is stock everything, but very close to the ground).

    Ideally I would want this with the least amount of alterations, meaning I don't want to change springs. Is it possible? I'm thinking maybe Honda Atlas has put in some packing beneath springs or something (to give it better ground clearance) since it shouldn't be this high from the rear.

    Car is stock with 195/65 R15, Oriel Pros, OEM Alloys, Only tyres changed from Stock Eurostar to Michelin Energy savers. Done about 5000 km (I don't take it out much) Any thoughts/ideas/suggestions are welcome.

    Many thanks.


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    You need to change your tires. With energy savers, don't expect grip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADILG View Post
    You need to change your tires. With energy savers, don't expect grip.
    I understand that Energy Savers have low coefficient of friction, hence the fuel savings, which is why I'm thinking lowering the Center of Gravity would help improve stability.. Our other car (the 2000 city referred in the first post) too has Michelin energy saver series tyres (that too 175/75 R13) but has ridiculous grip. By process of elimination I believe its the city's lower CG that gives it its grip/stability and the tyres lower ยต gets offset by the lower CG of the car.

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