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Old 02-11-2019, 01:55 PM
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Possible it could also have a bent control arm or knuckle.
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when you have an impact you can have a multitude of damaged parts that can only be diagnosed by a suspension specialist or Honda dealer

I just hit a curb with my 2016 Honda Civic after sliding on some ice at a measely 20 km/hr speed, the electric steering rack was pooched and bent internally. I looked at every suspension part but it turned out being the steering rack, not saying yours is the rack but just saying it can be hard to spot without some experience and specialized tools.
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Originally Posted by s2000Junky View Post
Possible it could also have a bent control arm or knuckle.
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when you have an impact you can have a multitude of damaged parts that can only be diagnosed by a suspension specialist or Honda dealer

I just hit a curb with my 2016 Honda Civic after sliding on some ice at a measely 20 km/hr speed, the electric steering rack was pooched and bent internally. I looked at every suspension part but it turned out being the steering rack, not saying yours is the rack but just saying it can be hard to spot without some experience and specialized tools.
Thanks to y'all for pointing that out. I'll be taking it to a S2000 specialist shop to have those checked out.
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Apologies, I forgot to update this thread. My problem has been solved and my tires no longer rub against the fender. Took it on a spirited drive and noticed no more rubbing noise.

My front subframe has shifted, and the offending side has -1.2 degrees camber compared to -2.2 degrees camber on the other side.

The subframe has been aligned to its correct position now. I also took this as a opportunity to install Spoon Subframe Rigid Collars, which improved the ride of the car.

If anybody using the search function came across this thread and has the exact same/very similar issues I have, check your subframe to see if it is shifted or not.

Happy motoring!
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Glad it worked out! I probably only check them yearly and they have not loosened since the first time I adjusted them. Even then they were all pretty snug and just off the oem torque spec.
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Awesome news and thanks for posting your finding!

I too noticed that my rear left wheel sticks out more than my right rear wheel and when I get an alignment (car lowered), the max camber setting on each wheel is different. Is there a procedure on adjusting the subframe or is it only possible with an alignment shop?

Rabbit? You can tell it rides better with the rigid colars?
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Awesome news and thanks for posting your finding!

I too noticed that my rear left wheel sticks out more than my right rear wheel and when I get an alignment (car lowered), the max camber setting on each wheel is different. Is there a procedure on adjusting the subframe or is it only possible with an alignment shop?

Rabbit? You can tell it rides better with the rigid colars?
I can't speak too much about it for DIY. I had a shop named Blacktrax (located in Fremont, California and highly recommend) install the Spoon rigid collars and align my car. But here's a thread that contains images that has all the bolts for the subframes, and the reference holes: https://www.s2ki.com/forums/s2000-ra...bolts-1011217/

But I'd say if you are going to readjust your subframe yourself, have an alignment shop who is familiar with S2000s align your camber, caster, etc. for you to get an accurate alignment after readjusting your subframe.

There's also youtube videos of installing subframe collars. It seemed pretty simple from what I can remember, it will probably take longer if your bolts are rusted (mine are). I just had a shop do it because I don't have much free time back then.

As for the rigid collars, from a commuting perspective, I did notice a positive difference while I was driving back from the shop and going over a set of raised pavement markers when changing lanes on a highway, and some minor bumps on some roads. I did notice a reduction in high frequency vibrations. I'd say you'll notice a difference when going over bumps such as crossing train tracks, the car feels more settled. I say it's a good upgrade since you might as well do it once your subframe has been lowered, and it's worth it to me. A s2ki forum member named andrewhake did an excellent, detailed review about it in his build thread (both in s2ki and his website), if you want more detail: o_O S2000 | Mk I — Stage II - Page 4 - S NI SEN

Haven't done a track day with the Spoon rigid collars yet, so I can't really give you my findings on them performance driving wise.
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