I replaced the shocks / struts on my base model civic for some “performance” oriented ones but am now experiencing a more bouncy ride than when I had the car completely stock.
I came across this form post of someone experience something very similar and he had solved his issue by installed a larger rear sway bar.
In the thread, he mentioned:
“I’ve just replaced the rear sway bar by a 19mm sway bar from an 02 RSX Base model.
The result is wow!
Car is not as bouncy as before!
I guess it’s because I’m running those shocks on OEM springs which is quite bouncy and the reason why it become much bouncier after the Tokicop HP replacement shocks was because the shock/stuts were too strong for the sway bar.”
In the text above, he mentions “shock/stuts were too strong for the sway bar”. Im curious has anyone ever heard of someone installing aftermarket shocks / struts but due to the small / stock rear sway bar… causing some kind of imbalance?
I’ve already installed new tires and have had an alignment so i’ve ruled these 2 issues out.