Last post on Feb 09, 2011 at 12:26 AM
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Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Honda Civic CRX, Auto Repair, Coupe, Sedan
#11 of 20 Re: disc brakes vs. drum brakes [tanyasue]
Nov 29, 2007 (5:34 am)
"And for some reason it feels better to down shift in a manual."
Probably because it's the driver that controls the speed and the intensity of the gear change/clutch engagement. When asking for a change (begging sometimes) from the control circuitry in an automatic, it puts your request in the queue and then decides for itself what to do and how to do it.
#12 of 20 07 civic si tires abs
Jan 31, 2009 (11:08 pm)
i have a 07 civic si... i got 3 questionsa to ask..
1. the problem about the rear tires are for 06 only orfor 07's too?
2. my car ALWAYS skids in snow even tho im rele careful drivin.. do i just need snow tires or theres a problem with the car..the abs always kick in..
3. im considering buyin a set of 16's steel wheel from an 07 ex with snow tires just for winter.. would it fit 07 si sedan? i think they have same bolt pattern but i dunno bout the offset, width stuff like that... need help..
#13 of 20 Re: 07 civic si tires abs [warshocked2]
Feb 02, 2009 (9:27 am)
1) I don't believe they ever applied the TSB to any of the Si models, but they do have a lot of negative camber even for 07. I replaced the upper control arms on mine to get rid of this.
2) Mine doesn't, but I have VSA on my 07 and I have very good A/S tires with decent tread left (around half). It did handle better last winter when I had full tread. Check your tread depth and make sure you buy a quality A/S tire. The OEM Michelins are awful.
3) It should work, but try tirerack.com to see what they say fits because I'm thinking that it will be the offset that determines if the wheels fit, not the diameter difference. I recall the old RSX-S put 16" wheels over 11.8" diameter rotors like we use; in fact, the RSX-S has identical front brake rotors and pads to the Si.
#14 of 20 Re: 07 civic si tires abs [cz75]
Feb 02, 2009 (10:27 am)
the offset is different... the lx steel wheels are like $32 and for si is $55... with the tires it came out to $617.. thanx!
#15 of 20 Re: 07 civic si tires abs [warshocked2]
Mar 12, 2010 (5:20 pm)
lawsuit -class action for 06 07 08 civic tires. your problem is the car-it is junk. I have one
#16 of 20 Re: 07 civic si tires abs [civicowner3]
Mar 14, 2010 (9:04 pm)
BS. The car has two options - Honda's new non-adjustable upper control arm or SPC's adjustable UCA (there are others, but SPC is the best). I did the later so I could control the camber difference between sides, as most cars usually have some difference between sides with factory parts.
The car is far from junk and has been fine for 60,000 miles, especially after the change. You just need to have enough brains to make the correct changes.
#18 of 20 Bad Calipers?
May 10, 2010 (3:22 pm)
I've had my 96 Civic for 12 years now and love it. It has 246,000 miles on it. Ever since I've had the car, there is a bad vibration when breaking. It happens most of the time when I brake but not all of the time. I've had the rotors machined and the vibration will stop for a few months but it just comes back (a few months seems too quick to need a new rotor service). When I was getting my pads replaced a few months ago, I noticed that one pad was worn significantly more than the other (same wheel). I'm wondering if there has ever been calipers that have squeezed (for lack of a better term) unevenly and that's what might be causing my rotors to go out so often?
#19 of 20 Re: Bad Calipers? [im911]
May 12, 2010 (9:46 pm)
The slider pins need lubing, maybe replacement. Consequently, the pads stick and rub, getting the rotors hot and melting pad material on them in uneven patches that cause vibration. Brakes need service, even if the pads are good, after a few years. New quality rotors for your generation Civic should be dirt cheap, $25 each, if you're not going to a stealership.
#20 of 20 civic scraping noise
Feb 09, 2011 (12:26 am)
i just bought a '94 Civic CX hatch, and when i brake theres a scraping sound from the drivers side front tire. would i need new pads/rotors or is it something more serious