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    Guys!!

    I am inclined to buy the new shape civic. However the given crappy road conditions of Karachi, the low ground clearance of the car is a big concern as most areas of karachi have bumpy/worn & torn roads.

    Moreover most speed breakers are also poorly designed without a regulated/standard height control.

    In view of this can someone please advise on how to increase the road clearance of new civic without affecting its grip or other mechanics.

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    @ mazher

    bhai, best way is to put shock/coil spacers
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    well i dont think that clearence will be a problem.....
    its all about power to weight ratio...

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    You can increase clearance if that is a problem by installing adjustable springs and shocks. You can raise and lower them.
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    or just go to GOLA WALA!!...lol
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    although i would suggest getting height adjustable coilovers (as racer said) but chances are that you will not spend $1000 (atleast) on them..lol

    so do as other do....spacers if you cant get coilovers...or check to see if you use springs from the 01-05 on your new car's shocks.
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    best option buy a ROLLA instead
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    how about if I put high profile tyres. for example put 195/70 in place of the stock 195/65.
    do u guys think it can work.

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    IMHO, a direct result of raising car would be reduced grip/traction. Im sure other experts here can confirm that..besides, is the civic REALLY that low?.
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    higher profile tires wont make the difference that you are looking at...they only affect your roll diamteter, which if off too much...is also not good for your car.

    raising or lowering a car doesnt necessarily result in good or bad traction....since traction is more a function of tires or any electronic traction control system if you have one in your car. the height affects the centre of gravity on your car...the lower it is...the greater that centre and hence improved handling and cornering....but road conditions come first..

    like i said...check to see how high or low the 01-05 civic's stock springs are vs. your civic.

    and to be honest...i think alot of new civics are on the road...they go just fine....so there isnt a big need.
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    @Mazher
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    copying from the honda website

    Dimensions

    Overall Length (mm)
    4,540

    Overall Width (mm)
    1,755

    Overall Height (mm)
    1,435

    Wheel Base (mm)
    2,700

    Tread (Front / Rear) (mm)
    1,500 / 1,530

    Ground Clearance (mm)
    High Road Clearance



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