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sharpie

lowering ???

Does anyone have any experience with running the skunk2 adjustable coilovers? and if I adjust them all the way down will I have to run aftermarket LCAs and a camber kit etc? or would I be safe with just a new alignment.
eks

If u have money go ahead but if u dnt put washers on the bolts 2 each
sharpie

and shimming is a safe alternative?
ThurmanMerman

sharpie wrote:
and shimming is a safe alternative?


Yes. Many people have done it to correct negative camber in the rear when "slamming" the car.
LXKID88

If its slammed without ajusting camber will the tires wear down and tear up quicker?
ThurmanMerman

LXKID88 wrote:
If its slammed without ajusting camber will the tires wear down and tear up quicker?


Yes. Just like this.

jkgonzalez3

no they won't wear out quicker. especially if you don't do burn outs.
LXKID88

wow sacrastic..
sharpie

is there a guide for shimming or anything?
~Sp33~

Camber doesn't wear your tyres out, toe does.
sharpie

still a suspension question, but a little bit different, I finally decided to get just the skunk2 lowering springs, but im not sure on what struts I should use because its my understanding that KYB GR2s still dont like being on lowered springs and I cant really afford the AGXs.
BiG ChOr!Zo

I had KYB GR2 on my CB7 and never had a problem using them with cheap coilovers...I heard Dropzone shocks are the ones that suck for lowering...!!!
sharpie

will stock struts work at all with skunk2 lowering springs or should I just spend the extra cash on the KYBs?
ksconekiller

How low are those springs?

Anything that lowers our cars more than about an inch really needs better shocks.  Especially if your shocks have any decent amount of mileage on them.  Don't be cheap; do it right.
sharpie

yeah they are 2.5 in the front and 2.25 in the rear, Ill just get GR2s
LsdailySedan

http://efcivicsedan.myfreeforum.org/about1472.html

lots of good info on struts and lowering
mitsubishiv5

When you lower a car it gains camber. When your car cambers more, your toe changes either positive toe or negative toe. So i would assume an alignment would be needed. You can run all the camber in the world and run on the sidewalls of your tires but when you correct the toe angle, your tires will still live.... you'll have a bad and scary ride when rain falls when you lose contact with the road. Ive experimented with my suspension plenty of times and took the time to look into the relation between camber and toe. When i lowered my car downwards and create camber my toe goes inward, when i raise the car up my toe goes outward. When you get an alignment its based on the rideheight from that instance. So zero degrees of toe at -2 degrees camber on a 2.25 inch drop is not the same as -3 degrees camber on a 6 inch drop.  toe changes with camber.
ThurmanMerman

Dig up the dead much? lol

Some good info tho

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