Tilde's 89 Wago

I hope to get more pics and do more interesting things in the future but I'll start with some very newb and basic questions for now. she-ra's got some cut coils on her and drags her ass everywhere when I'm on deliveries in the mountains out here, and I want enough clearance to get some chains on for the really hairy conditions before it's too late. so I'm meeting up with a friend tomorrow to put stock coils back on for now until I get around to a lift.

I thought finding a 4th gen civic in a scrap yard would be easy but nobody out here has one. one yard has a 86 crx and a couple 95 civics and I'm wondering if I can scrap the coils off of those.

I'm scrolling through this thread https://www.civicwagon.com/showthread.php?3002-EE-EF-DA-Interchangable-parts-(Please-Add) and I don't know what I'm looking at, honestly, and need to go to work. when I'm off tonight I'll look up what these terms mean but for now I'm in over my head and short on time.

any help would be much appreciated and rewarded with pics as I get going on the build, but that'll happen anyway ;)


  • ebay has some stock coils for sale from time to time. That is what I would go with. Be careful with a lift. Too much and you will be replacing CV joints often. The stock 'lift' gets you to a lot of places.
  • TildeTilde Band Wagon
    thanks! ya, I was thinking of just going back to stock, but it looks like adjustable coils are about the same price from what I can tell. might get a set of those and if I want to go up from there later I can throw some spacers on and dial it in. I don't know. it seems like kind of a dumb plan but I think it'll be the easiest and least stress and give me the most options.
  • Keep in mind that adjustable coils will likely be designed for an EF wagon/hatch and our rear end geometry is much different. For example the Skunk 2 coils that I have on are basically maxed out in height in the rear just to get me a lowered but not slammed look. You'll have do do some research before you just buy an ebay coil set.

  • TildeTilde Band Wagon
    oof! that's some good info to have! it looks like I can get adjustable springs that will go onto my stock struts and that would eliminate any geometry problems, I think, and be a cheaper option.
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