2012+ Honda Civic Suspension Options With Product Info & Links

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    Lowering Springs:

    H&R Lowering Springs - Models Listed Below

    HR-51890 : Sedan SI
    HR-51890-2 : Non-SI Sedans

    HR-51891 : Coupe SI
    HR-51891-2 : Non SI Coupe

    MSRP: $329


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    Sport Spring kits are H&R’s number one selling product. Enhance the look of your vehicle with a reduced fender well gap. H&R Sport Springs lower the vehicle center of gravity and reduce body roll for better handling. The progressive spring rate design provides superb ride quality and comfort. A lower wind resistance signature will make the vehicle more streamlined and improve gas mileage. If you are only looking to improve one part of your vehicle’s suspension, you cannot go wrong with installing Sport Springs. Fun to drive, H&R Sport Springs are the number one upgrade for your vehicle.
    Superb ride quality
    Lowers:
    Front: 1.6"
    Rear: 1.4"

    http://9thcivic.com/forum/threads/h-r-1-5-drop-for-2012-civic-lowering-springs.2978/

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    Eibach Pro Kit
    MSRP: $339
    Non-SI : 4087.140
    SI : 4088.140

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    SI Figures -
    Front Drop: 1.2"
    Rear Drop: 1.2"

    Non-SI Figures
    Front Drop: 1.2"
    Rear Drop: 1.0"

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    Road Magnet For SI
    MSRP $260

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    Road Magnet 2012 Honda Civic Performance Lowering Springs lower the vehicle 1.5" front & 1.2" rear with rates of 320 lb/in front & 355 lb/in rear. **Drop heights may vary slightly between models.


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    Skunk2 Springs For The 2012+ Si
    MSRP $185.84
    Part: 519-05-1585
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    Corner faster, stop quicker, and improve the look of your vehicle with Skunk2's legendary Lowering Springs.Skunk2 Lowering Springs for the '12 Civic are designed to dramatically improve handling performance and driver feel through significantly increased cornering grip and reduced body roll. What’s more, Skunk2 Lowering Springs also help counteract squatting under acceleration as well as nose-diving while braking. All Skunk2 Lowering Springs are CNC-wound using the highest quality SAE 9254V spring steel, shot-peen stress relieved, and corrosion-protected thanks to powdercoating and specialized phosphate treating processes.

    The results are a lower center of gravity and race car-like handling, yet smooth, comfortable ride characteristics—the perfect balance between performance and comfort. Skunk2 Lowering Springs are compatible with OEM or aftermarket shock absorbers and look great on vehicles with stock or aftermarket wheels. When applicable, Skunk2 Lowering Springs should be paired with Skunk2 Sport Shocks and other fine Skunk2 suspension components.

    Front Spring Rate (Tender / Main): 135 lb-in / 184 lb-in
    Rear Spring Rate (Tender / Main): 125 lb-in / 273 lb-in
    Drop (Front / Rear): 2.25” / 2.00”
    Note: 1 lb-in = 0.0179 kg/mmhttp://store.skunk2.com/suspension-tuning/lowering-springs/2012-civic-lowering-springs.html

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    Eibach Sportlines
    MSRP: $339
    Part: 4.8840

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    Front Drop: 1.8"
    Rear Drop: 1.5"

    Sportline Springs are the latest development from Eibach, the leader in performance suspension components. Sportline Springs will give your car a low, race-replica look. The goal? A radical reduction in wheel well gap and improved handling. Eibach Pro-Kit Springs usually lower vehicles 1.00" -1.25" to provide the ultimate balance of cornering and ride comfort. Sportline Springs provide an increased drop typically 1.50" to 2.00". Alignment Hardware Kits are also available to cure the alignment difficulties encountered on aggressively lowered vehicles. The Sportline Alignment Kit can both extend tire life and improve handling.

    http://9thcivic.com/forum/threads/2012-civic-si-eibach-sport-springs-installed-with-pics.4592/


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    Installing 8th Generation Civic Springs (2006+) On Your 9th Gen Civic

    Any 8th generation civic lowering springs may be used on your 9th gen.

    Items Required:
    2 Rear Isolators are required from the 8th gen civic

    Link To Isolators:
    http://www.collegehillshondaparts.c...ch_in=all&search_str=52691-SNA-A01&make=Honda

    Isolators Trimmed:

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    Note: The rear end of the vehicle will be raised slightly more than the front.

    Example: 8th gen eibach sportlines on a 9th gen civic

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    Some users have cut the rear spring slightly to reduce the gap if it bothers them

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    Tein S Tech Springs 2012+ Non-SI Coupe/Sedan
    Tein S Tech Springs 2012+ SI Coupe/Sedan
    MSRP: $330.00
    SKHC8-AUB00 - Non SI
    SKHC0-AUB00 - SI

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    The S.Tech spring is an excellent step towards suspension tuning. They offer a more aggressive drop for a sportier appearance. Comes with 1-year warranty. The spring’s length is guaranteed not to sag more than 5mm and to be clear of any manufacture defects. The springs are imported directly from Japan. All springs get tested individually before mass-producing for a specific vehicle. Tein is the preferred drivers choice springs for all vehicles. Tein assures a sporty ride while not putting a whole through your pocket. Tein has been a race proven brand all around the world and we are happy to offer it to our customers.

    • Rubber Spring Protector Prevents Noise
    • High-Grade Material
    • Special Powder Coating Treatment for Rust Prevention
    • One Year Limited Warranty
    • Front Drop: 1.2 (1.6 - non Si)
    • Rear Drop: 1.3 (1.2 - non Si)
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    BC Racing Coilovers 2012+ Civic SI
    MSRP $1350.00

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    Part Number: A-58
    Spring Rates:
    Front: 6 kg
    Rear: 6 kg

    Fronts include pillow ball upper mounts.
    Our BR model is perfect for street driving and occasional road course duty. With easily accessible adjustment knobs for fine tuning your compression/rebound and separately adjustable ride height, having a performance coilover system couldn’t be any easier. You choose how low or high you want your vehicle, no preset ride height here, and our patented concave lower locking ring keeps it locked in. All of our systems come with pillowball mounts to provide the most feedback possible from your suspension and to sharpen your steering response. BC’s available front and rear camber plates also allow you to get the perfect alignment setup without compromise. All this while providing a strong, attractive looking coilover system.

    SPECS:
    - Monotube Design for Maximum performance
    -32 Levels of Adjustment
    - Full-length Adjustable
    - One year limited manufacturer warranty
    - Available for overhaul and rebuild through manufacturer
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    1st 9thcivic thread pertaining to the bc coils
    http://9thcivic.com/forum/threads/2012-civic-si-with-bc-racing-coilovers-installed-inside.4055/


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    Ksport Coilovers 2012+ Civic SI
    MSRP $1450.00
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    Part Number: CHD360-KP

    Spring Rate Front: 7.5/420
    Spring Rate Rear: 7/392
    Mount Type Front: P/U
    Mount Type Rear: OEM

    Ksport Kontrol Pro Fully Adjustable Coilover Kits provide the ultimate in suspension technology for your street or track car. 36 levels of dampening adjustment allow you to fine tune the ride to your handling and comfort needs. The dampening adjusts compression and rebound simultaneously for ease of adjustment. Pillow ball top mounts in the front and rear on some applications allow you to maintain vehicle manufacturer suspension geometry design. The pillow ball top mounts also allow you a more direct feel for solid driver response. Camber adjustability is included on pillow ball top mounts that allow it for the ability to adjust camber from the actual coilover, instead of a separate camber kit.

    1. 36 levels of adjustable dampening
    2. Made from high quality 6061 aluminum with T6 for increased hardness
    3. Compression/Rebound adjustable
    4. Adjustable spring perch for height adjustment
    5. Adjustable body allowing maximum suspension travel
    6. Pillowball top mount with adjustable camber (not available for some models)
    7. Monotube high pressure design reduces oil leakage
    8. Electroplated body for protection from corrosion and rust
    9. One year limited warranty

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    D2 Racing Coilovers Available For Si/Non-Si
    MSRP $1500




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    This D2 Racing RS Coilover Damper Kit features:
    - 36-Way adjustable rebound and dampening
    - Monotube high pressure design for fade free performance
    - Custom spring rates from 3 to 22 kg/mm
    - Teflon coated spring perch
    - Vehicle drops of up to 120mm, 90-100mm on some applications
    - 6061 powder coated aluminum camber plates and upper pillow ball mounts
    - Includes keys for ride height adjustment
    - CNC machined
    - Fully rebuildable and serviceable in the United States
    - 1 year limited warranty
    This D2 Racing RS Coilover Damper Kit includes:
    - 4x Height adjustable shock absorber
    - 4x Main springs
    - 4x Lowering spring seat
    - 4x Seat lock
    - 2x Height adjustment tool
    - 1x Technical manual


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    Buddy Club N+ For Non-Si Models
    MSRP $1499
    BC02-NP12FB

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    N+ SPEC DAMPER from Buddy Club is the choice complete suspension setup with resemblance of our RACING SPEC damper's excellent attributes. It is cost effective and is well rounded for the budget minded weekend club racer. With optional urethane isolated aluminum upper mount design, engineered spring rates, 15 level damper adjustability, and ride height adjustment capabilities, the N+ SPEC DAMPER can accommodate any driver's preferences.

    With over 15 years of competitive racing experience, you can trust that your car will perform the way you want it to with quality components from Buddy Club.



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    Megan EZ Street Coilovers For SI & Non-SI
    MSRP $799
    MR-CDK-HC12-EZ

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    The EZ STREET coil-over line up is aimed towards the more budget oriented enthusiast to offer the most basic essentials from an after-market coil-over setup, yet makes no compromises for quality and performance.

    SPRING RATES:
    F: 62mm ID; 200mm length; 6 kg/mm
    R: 150mm length; 6 kg/mm
    DAMPER SPECS:
    F: 130mm stroke; 280mm length; M2 valving code
    R: 160mm stroke; 260mm length; 44R03 valving code

    - 15 Levels of Adjustable Damper Strength
    - Aluminum Brackets paired with rubber inserts
    - Rubber Dust Covers
    - Adjustable Ride Height
    - Conservative Spring Rates
    - Single-Cylinder Design - monotube
    - All coilover damper kits come with 1 year manufacture-defect warranty.
    - All Hardware is Included

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    Megan Racing Street Series Coilovers For SI & Non-SI
    MSRP $999

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    The STREET SERIES coilovers for 2012+ Honda Civic Si & Civic LX DX VP EX: Megan Racing Coil-Over Dampers are the ultimate upgrade to your track or street car. Featuring 32 levels of damper force adjustment, separate spring perch height and shock length adjustment allowing you to retain full suspension stroke and to fine tune your suspension characteristics. These damper kits are then perfectly matched with front and rear Pillow Ball upper mounts, including camber plates integrated with the upper Pillow Ball mounts on strut-type suspension applications.

    Compression and rebound settings are easily adjusted through a single damper adjustment knob which is built-in at the top of the damper mount for easy access. Adjustments are simple to tune according to your style of driving and desired comfort level whether you are a professional certified mechanic or an automotive enthusiast with amateur mechanical skills. All of our dampers are capable of handling a +2kg/mm or -2kg/mm change in spring rates to further tune your suspension to your desired handling characteristics.

    • Manufactured for Duribility & Performance in Mind
    • Spring Constructed of SAE-9254 Cold Wound Steel
    • Features 32 Levels of Damper Force
    • Full Height and Damper Adjustable
    • Includes Rront & Rear Pillow Ball Upper Mounts (most applications)
    • Camber Plate for Correction & Ajustability (some applications)
    • CNC Machined Locking Perches
    • Improves Handling & Stability
    • No Welding or Modifications Required (unless specified below)
    • Back by Megan Racing 12 Month Warranty
    • All Hardware Included for Installation
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    Tein Street Basis Coilover For SI
    MSRP $950
    GSHC0-1UAS2
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    Spring Rate:
    Front: 6kg/mm / 336lbs/in
    Rear: 7kg/mm / 392lbs/in

    Ride Height
    Front: -1.2in
    Rear: -1.3in
    Ride Height Adjustment
    Front: -1.0 ~ -2.2 lbs/in
    Rear: -1.1 ~ -2.3 lbs/in

    The Street Basis damper is the evolution of the popular BASIC coilover. Developed to provide a sporty ride feeling and aggressive stance. The shortened shell case design provides optimum damper stroke at lower than standard vehicle ride height. Vehicle ride height is adjustable via the ZT coated threaded sleeve. Updated internal components and external coatings increase durability and product life. Street Basis dampers are great for daily driving and spirited driving for all types of drivers. Made in Japan under strict quality control standards and developed by highly trained suspension engineers.
    -Steel Construction
    -Twin Tube internal construction
    -Larger piston diameter for strut type front and rear (22mm)
    -Ride Height adjustable via spring seat
    -Powder coated damper body
    -Non-welded ZT coated Adjustment Tube
    -Full-Length Dust Boots
    -1-piece Aluminum Spring Seat with Delrin Thrust Washer
    -Available for Overhaul
    -1-year Manufacturers Defect Warranty
    http://www.tein.com/products/street_basis_price_list.html
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    Tein Street Advance Coilover For SI
    MSRP $1150
    GSHC0-2UAS2

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    Spring Rate:
    Front: 6kg/mm / 336lbs/in
    Rear: 7kg/mm / 392lbs/in
    Ride Height
    Front: -1.2in
    Rear: -1.3in
    Ride Height Adjustment
    Front: -1.0 ~ -2.2 lbs/in
    Rear: -1.1 ~ -2.3 lbs/in

    The Street Advance damper is the evolution of our popular Super Street coilover. Developed to provide a sporty ride feeling and aggressive stance, along with wide-range damping force adjustment using our new Advance Needle technology, giving the driver a much more noticeable feel in damping force change. The shortened shell case design provides optimum damper stroke at lower than standard vehicle ride height. Vehicle ride height is adjustable via the ZT coated threaded sleeve. Updated internal components and external coatings increase durability and product life. Street Advance dampers are great for daily driving and spirited driving for all types of drivers. Made in Japan under strict quality control standards and developed by highly trained suspension engineers.
    -Steel Construction
    -Twin Tube internal construction
    -Larger piston diameter for strut type front and rear (22mm)
    -16-way Damping adjustment with over 200% increase in damping force change.*
    -Ride Height adjustable via spring seat
    -Powder coated damper body
    -Non-welded ZT coated Adjustment Tube
    -Full-Length Dust Boots
    -1-piece Aluminum Spring Seat with Delrin Thrust Washer
    -Available for Overhaul
    -1-year Manufacturers Defect Warranty
    *over comparable Super Street damper, based on damping dyno graph data. Increase in damping force over comparable Super Street damper may vary for specific vehicle applications.

    http://www.tein.com/products/street_advance_price_list.html

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    Redshift Motorsports Coilovers
    Pricing Varies Based On Options
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    2012 Civic coilover on the right. We start with a brand new OEM Honda strut (used one pictured at left for​
    reference) and end up with a well designed and perfectly fitting coilover system with the Koni "Sport" or "Race" shocks as it's key performance feature.​

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    Featuring Koni Sport shocks and related services​
    Widely considered the best performance damper value by motorsport veterans for combination street and track, these Koni Sport "Yellows" offer adjustable rebound damping for superb car control in a wide range of applications (street, autocross, and track). These are extremely well-engineered dampers that offer a great combination of stock-like street comfort with the option of stunning performance at the quick turn of a knob!!​
    ....And RedShift can do all required strut fabrication for you.​
    ALL Koni SPORT kits below use an "insert" that is designed to be installed inside the stock front strut housings of the 2006-2011 Honda Civic. This insert fits perfectly inside the 2012+ Civic housing as well. If you are not comfortable doing the modification, we offer "refundable core housings" or brand new housings so that we can ship you pre-installed front struts that will bolt up with no additional fabrication required!!!​
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    sweeettt, great thread for all those that are considering to drop! Ksports for me! :D
     
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    :hail: Thank you Webby!!!!!! These kind of threads are so great!
     
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    Nice Nice job Webby. Thank you.

    Could somebody explain the benefits of a coilover system, versus others? Are they more adjustable and versatile than a 'one size fits all' system? (I'm totally guessing there) I mean, is that the main selling point... the only selling point, the race dampening things... other things?!! All I know is that for $1500 there'd better be a lot of good reasons. :omg:
     
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    I would like members to chime in about any problems they have had with a product (Ex. noises, difficulties installing etc.)
    Also, would like to know if other products would be need to have altered suspension with the installation of the springs or if stock shocks can handle the drop.

    Finally, given the choices, what direction would you point someone who was looking for a small drop (do no want to rub ever) and high quality springs that have no chance of making any unwanted noises???? The Road Magnets are less expensive and the drop seems right for me, but is their reputation for quality excellent?. Thanks for any help!

    H and R - $329 (Drop: 1.6 - 1.4 Rear) Same drop for Si and Non Si???
    Eibach Pro Kit - $339 (Drop: 1.2 - 1.0 Rear) For NON Si
    Road Magnet - $260 (Drop : 1.5 - 1.2 Rear) Same drop for Si and Non Si???
    Eibach Sportline- $ (Drop: 1.8 - 1.8 Rear) Same drop for Si and Non Si???
    8th Gen Eibach - $
     
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    h&r - same drop listed on h&r's site
    Road magnet is 1 set of springs that both could use. "**Drop heights may vary slightly between models." - They do not list the drop for non-si.
    sportlines aren't out yet, unless you're talking about 8thgens?

    Example: 8th gen eibach sportlines on a 9th gen civic

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    A number of users had issues with roadmagnets initially which led them to try and make new springs. They ended up keeping the same design and shipping out rear isolators from the 8th gen si to make them work.
     
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    Are all Road Magnet issues cleared up with these new isolators?
    Perhaps I would be better to go with H and R. Do you think rubbing would ever be an issue with a Drop of 1.6" - 1.4" Rear?

    How much does rim and wheel size come into play?
    I would guess that the larger the rim size is the smaller the gap would get....is that right?
     
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    Thanks! Appreciate the info. Webby.
     
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    :eek:Yikes! After reading all the problems that people were having with Road Magnets I know I will stay away from those.
     
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    ok um did any1 have to change out the rear isolators for 8thgen springs to fit on a 9th ??????
    if so where can i buy them ???
     
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    never mind guys found the info lol
     
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    Im thinking about going with the Tein Street Advance coilovers as ive heard of issues from some of the other products mentioned. I was just wondering if anyone has gone with that setup yet?? I want the car to ride nice and be completely practicle for daily use. Having said that raises my next question, does tein offer a camber kit or will just about anyone work nomatter the kit I use? I dont wanna eat tires.
     
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    I just cant see myself spending 1k - 1.5k on a damping system just for everyday use ...i dont road race and i go to the drag strip at least 2 times a year so it really dosent pay for me to do it and i dont wanna slam it to the ground either ...
    ive been there with my turboed teggy and it cause more probs then just good looks .
    your tires get eaten quicker you gotta enter parking lots sideways and lets not forget about feeling every little crack on the road and the lovely bottoming out when you hit a nice dip on the road and scaping your pan or body kit ...

    ahhhh good times LMAO !
     
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    if you drop the car more than 2-3 inches it will throw it off and you might notice more tire wear than normal so you most likley need a camber kit .
     
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    i miss that car ....we been throught alot . that car and i went through alot of changes when we were together:sadface: .
     
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    9thgizzyguy...im aware that I will need them Im just wondering if any old camber kit will work (of course a 9th gen specified one).
     

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