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Lowering Springs on Stock Shocks

Old 28-Mar-2006, 09:58 PM
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Lowering Springs on Stock Shocks

I need some feedback here because i dont know much about suspension.

I have eibach sportlines that i want to put onto my stock shocks, i know its a bad idea but its going to have to make do for the year.

Whats the best way of doing this job.

Ive been considering buying LCAs and then buying the bolts and taking it to a shop/person and getting them to torch out my old bolts, sicne they are siezed, and install the new lcas and springs.

Zeeman suggests Leaving the LCAs stock until i get new shocks. B/c i can just drop the whole lca with the shock attached, remove the spring and replace with the lowering spring, then put the whole LCA with the shock attached back in.

With this said, why does everyone tell me that siezed bolts are going to F*** me if i dont even have to touch the lca bolt.

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every single civic that i've ever lowered or changed the suspension on has had the shock to lca bolt seized. And most of the time one of the bolts that hold the LCA to the hub or frame of the car is seized too, making JUST dropping the lca with the shock attached not as easy as it sounds.
Call honda and see what they charge to change the suspension on a civic....u won't wanna know.
Hondas rust and their bolts like to seize/strip, especially on suspension components. And everyone is right, seized bolts will own joo.
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its been awhile since i did one on a civic.. but isnt the fork bolted to the lca?
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kwasley.. i got a oxy-acet. tank if you want to free em up.
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they had to melt mine and get one ones, it was jam so bad.
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in the front the fork is attached to the LCA, the fronts isn't the problem, its the backs.
In the back the shock itself has a fork (so to speak) at the bottom to go over the LCA or the LCA has a opening for the shock to fit into (like the ITR).
The bolts that hold the shock to the LCA have splines on them, and rust forms between the splines and seizes itself to the bushing in the LCA it goes through....very stupid design of you ask me.
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