Spring Tension question

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Luke, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. Luke

    Luke Guest

    Hello all,

    I bought a 2000 honda civic ex (4door) that was lowered, and now i'm
    trying to raise it back up to stock springs and struts. Now i've bought
    a set of springs off a 2000 honda civic ex 2 door for 30$ (tought i got
    a good deal) but i was wondering if these springs are going to fit my
    car and if the springs have the same tension as what was original on my
    car. How is the ride going to be if i install these? I was told that
    the springs have the same part number if you were to buy them from the
    dealer for both cars.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Luke, Nov 12, 2005
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  2. Luke

    jim beam Guest

    fine. they're the same spring.
    when you're done, remember to tighten the bushing bolts for all the
    suspension components you take off with the wheels _on the ground_,
    otherwise the bushings "set" for the wrong position. that affects ride
    and in time can tear bushings apart.

    another tip is to make sure you take the lower rear trailing arm bolt
    out when you have that arm jacked up into a position like it would be in
    normal running. otherwise the angle is wrong and the bolt is real
    difficult to remove. same goes for reassembly.

    finally, make sure you have a spring compressor that works for those
    springs. most are designed for mcpherson springs that are much bigger
    and have wider coil spacing. the honda springs can be real tight. be
    careful not to damage them. nicks or scratches can initiate fatigue.
    jim beam, Nov 12, 2005
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