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    Questions about Lowering car.

    Hello,

    I'm looking into getting H&R 1.3" Lowering Springs for my 96 protege. It's got some 185/65/r14's on it and the gap is obnoxious.

    I'm a complete n00b when it comes to suspension so my question is simply about alignment. I want to be able to put in my springs, then take the car to an alignment shop and tell them to do a front and rear alignment and have no hassle with it.

    I am wondering for the springs I am using, will I need a camber bolt kit, if so, is that only usable on the front or can I get a second set for the rear axle?

    Also please do let me know if there is any angle that cannot be adjusted, and if it will adversely effect tire wear. I heard in some cars camber on rear axles cannot be adjusted, and if this is the case, I'll re-think getting lowering springs.

    Thanks in advance.
    96 Protege LX 1.5L
    ~99,000Miles
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    Custom Aluminum CAI - Thrush Welded Muffler - 2002 Protege Spoiler - 98 Protege Tail-Lights - Civic Lip - MX-3 Front Seats - 14" Proline Wheels

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    My '98 has been lowered on B&G (1.5" I think?) springs with no problems. The alignment shop won't have any issues adjusting anything. Just give it a few days between installation and alignment to allow everything to settle into place.

    Also, might as well get new struts and mounts while you're at it.

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    Well unfortunately I don't have room in my budget for new struts or mounts (I currently am buying the lowering springs, all new tires, and $200 worth of new brakes, so money is limited right now), but I'm sure I'll get quite a bit more life out of my struts as the car currently glides down the road pretty softly.

    Also, was a camber bolt kit required for your lowered 98, or can I get away without spending the extra $22?

    Thanks.
    96 Protege LX 1.5L
    ~99,000Miles
    Automatic Transmission
    Custom Aluminum CAI - Thrush Welded Muffler - 2002 Protege Spoiler - 98 Protege Tail-Lights - Civic Lip - MX-3 Front Seats - 14" Proline Wheels

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    The camber kit is not needed. Save your money for something else.

    I actually have a set of JDM RS-R springs for the BH, if you're interested. They came on my '97, but I upgraded to Ksports last summer.

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    I've researched when I was looking for lowering springs. The springs with the biggest drop are made by Sprint. I bought some new, but never had an opportunity to install them

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