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Old 19-May-2006, 09:13 PM
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need help with my si

i have a 99 si and the front suspension sits higher than the back..... i have installed the fronts in the fronts are the rears in the rears and i have 4 new kyb struts i installed with the springs. can anyone tell me why my front sits like a finger width or two gap and my rear is almost tucking? i have dust sheilds in the rear and not the front so maybe take those out? i dunno help me give some ideas
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Old 20-May-2006, 04:03 AM
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are you running any system??
lol if you are, you do know systems can cause a greater drop right??

not to be an *** or anything, but hey i might want to add that.
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Old 20-May-2006, 04:30 AM
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I had the same problem because of my system so I took it out.
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Old 20-May-2006, 12:10 PM
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no im not running a system. i just dont get it ive taken it apart and put it back together and its in right...... but the front sits like 2 fingers and the rear is only one in gap
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The fenderline on the Civics is lower in the rear then in the front giving the appearence that rear is lower. Give it a few weeks and let everything settle. What kind of springs do you have?
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Old 24-May-2006, 12:15 PM
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yeah, i had the same problem with my ek... but it was my springs that sagged... so i bought new ones... and now my problem is fine, but i know my box int he back lowers it a bit in the rear
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that's how EK's are... I ended up going the coilover route so i could adjust it an make it look exactly how i liked it...
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Old 24-May-2006, 12:27 PM
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some springs are just ****ty and sag more then others.
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the rear should not be almost tucking on stock springs, however the front is usually 1-2 fingers higher. My EL was like that with stock springs, looked odd to me but thats how they are.

If your rear is almost tucking on stock springs, something is not right. Rear should be atleast 1" gap with damn near 2" gap in the front.
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