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Just installed H&R springs last Thursday and decided to record and create a DIY for anyone else that is looking to tackle it on their own.
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the OG way to lower a car just wondering i noticed you didnt torque any bolts after reinstall
 

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Thanks for the time to make the video. Lets get this stickied at the top.

I saw other videos of people removing the front LCA's to get the front struts out but good to know it just takes some massaging with a pry bar to work it free.
 
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the OG way to lower a car just wondering i noticed you didnt torque any bolts after reinstall
I did, just not on camera 😂

I went of FK8 torque specs since my prodemand doesn’t have the complete specs for a 2023 yet.

Attached are the torque specs, go by the 3rd number which represents ft/lbs
11th Gen Honda Civic DIY: FL5 Lowering Spring Install for Civic Type R [Step By Step] 1686683860252

11th Gen Honda Civic DIY: FL5 Lowering Spring Install for Civic Type R [Step By Step] 1686679780451

11th Gen Honda Civic DIY: FL5 Lowering Spring Install for Civic Type R [Step By Step] 1686679803573


center nut for CTR is 44 ft/lbs
11th Gen Honda Civic DIY: FL5 Lowering Spring Install for Civic Type R [Step By Step] 1686679835622

11th Gen Honda Civic DIY: FL5 Lowering Spring Install for Civic Type R [Step By Step] 1686680394028
 
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amazing well done man and appreciate you sharing this valuable info and the video will subscribe to your youtube
 


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Nice Video!
 

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Good choice, H&R is the way to go.... 👍
 
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How long did it take?
It will honestly depend on how mechanically inclined you are. Had I not been recording and documenting the steps, the fronts would've taken 45 mins tops and the rears 15 mins. But for someone doing this for the first time, it could be 3-4 hours.

Had I done this at work, where I have a lift and a wall-mounted spring compressor then I could see the fronts being done in 20-30 mins
 

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how are gaining play in the suspension? I did all that and the suspension won't move and is rock solid.
 


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Did you make sure the sway bar link is disconnected on both sides?
 

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how are gaining play in the suspension? I did all that and the suspension won't move and is rock solid.
I followed this video and couldn’t get The movement like the OP did. I did end up getting it out, but it was a fight on both sides. I even backed off the axle nuts so I didn’t accidentally pull the joint out.
 
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I followed this video and couldn’t get The movement like the OP did. I did end up getting it out, but it was a fight on both sides. I even backed off the axle nuts so I didn’t accidentally pull the joint out.
I had to do that on both my old FK8s. Thats why I was shocked when I was able to get the front shocks out so easily on my FL5. Not sure why you guys arent getting as much play. The only thing I can think of is maybe because my car only had 400ish miles on it when I did the springs.

I did just recently swap out to Swift springs @ 1700ish miles and install went just as easy as it did the first time.
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