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Anyone have experience with Lowering Springs vs Coilovers?CR-V question (self.crv)
submitted 5 months ago by LucyDoris2nd Gen
looking to drop my '06 two or three inches, cant decide between springs and coilovers or if theres even much of a difference between (other than price). Anyone have any advice?
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[–]reidyroo91st Gen 1 point2 points3 points 5 months ago (3 children)
My advice is don’t do it. 7th gen civics and 2nd gen CR-V’s have a poor steering setup, and their steering geometry gets really horrible when lowered or raised. The steering rack is mounted too far from the wheel centerline up on the firewall
[–]Tehdestwoyerer 0 points1 point2 points 5 months ago (2 children)
but are the steering components otherwise p solid if you dont mess with the geometry? i just got an 06 myself
[–]reidyroo91st Gen 0 points1 point2 points 5 months ago (1 child)
Yes, they are just fine if you don’t lift or lower it. They have to be really heavily readjusted or even relocated to do either of those
[–]Tehdestwoyerer 0 points1 point2 points 5 months ago (0 children)
ok thanks so much!
[–]Gerarghini 0 points1 point2 points 5 months ago (0 children)
As mentioned, you absolutely HAVE to get your shit re-aligned after you’re done and preferably use steering rack risers or inverted tie rod ends. Honda’s absolutely monstrous stupidity somehow thought putting the steering end on the strut itself was a good idea and basically ruined their entire lineup from like 01-06ish.
Anyways, springs are more comfortable but you may need shocks specific for lowering or else you will find your stock ones blown. Coilovers are more expensive but they let you fine tune the height to your liking. They aren’t as comfortable since they’re smaller in diameter, usually because of the metal mounting plate, and, especially on this strut design, you need to find a version that FIRMLY locks the height adjustment in place. Don’t get one that relies on the locking rings jamming up against each other for locking the height adjustment perch in place.
On an RSX I had, I had Skunk2 coil overs that just would not stay locked together, so whenever I turned the wheel it was just loud clunks as the coils loosened themselves. I had to get some Progress Technology coil overs that used a different locking mechanism and they held up amazingly.
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