H&R Springs for 2016 Civic coming in 2 months time

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    For anyone looking for lowering springs, H&R springs for the 2016 Civic sedan will be available in approximately 2 months time.
     
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    Cool. Any other info? How much lowering? Progressive or linear springs?
     
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    H&R usually does mildly progressive or two-step linear to ensure the spring maintains compression at full droop. We should expect the same with the upcoming 10th Gen.
     
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    What about the 2006 Civic Si springs used on the Galpin Honda Civic? Can those be used and how would they compare to H&R?
     
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    The Galpin customized 2016 Civic ran 2006 Si cut springs. They had to be cut to lower the car. Obviously that's an all-show type of modification since the car was being used for display purposes only.
     
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    Cut springs :thumbsdown:. That's definitely all show / no go. Guess they didn't have a choice since there's no lowering springs available yet.

    But Coilovers are the way to go anyway for height adjustability and an optimized shock/spring pairing.
     
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    And ironically, I've found most budget CO's up to $1K are "cookie cutter" designs with poorly matched dampers and springs. Seems we can always tell which ones are poorly engineered from the single adjustment knob for both compression and rebound. Just a fancy way of saying they couldn't dial out crosstalk from their damper/valving. Some of the shock dynos I've seen from the Taiwanese brands are flat out scary. :(
     
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    Have their been any other leaks as far as lowering springs go? Any other brands?
     
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    Any updates with H&R?
     
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    Does it usually take this long to develop?? I thought we would have it by now.
     
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    Taking forever
     
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    I don't know about you, but I'm glad companies are taking their time with suspension parts. If there is any aftermarket part that requires a lot of testing, it's springs. They have to match the spring rate to the new, shorter spring. If they don't and just release it, you could be bottoming out all the time or destroying your struts.

    Honestly, I will be waiting for Swift Springs to release a set, or I likely won't be getting springs. Swift is the only company that I know of that tests their product extensively to make sure you won't bottom out or reduce the life of your struts. They also use a proprietary alloy for their springs, that will not sag over time.
     
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    So just because I can actually answer on this one (Springs are one of the parts I actually work on every day) they are really really really simple.

    You really just need to figure out rate and load...the height is directly related to those two. As long as your stresses are within your material limits, you're good.

    Also it's obviously got to fit lol

    They most likely have taken an OEM spring, measured the package space, and are playing with different rates and loads...shouldn't take toooooo long to find a sweet spot.

    Then they have them made (my guess is cold-wound because there's no tooling costs) and bada-bing-bada-boom you get your springs!


    2 months is reasonable, I'd say 3 is too. After that it's either become a non-priority or they ran into some roadblocks.
     
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    Thanks for the info! :)
     
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    This is getting old...
     
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