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The difficulty arises when the car has springs on the front and torsion bar suspension on the rear.
If shorter springs are fitted to the front it has the effect of lowering, reducing travel and firming up the ride.
When moving the radius arm round the torsion bar it will lower it OK but the travel and firmness remain unchanged.
Therefore the car ends up with unequal springing - which in all honesty can be dangerous - changing the suspension and or steering geometry of any vehicle is very specialised job and usually ain't cheap
It should also be noted that uprated shockers do nothing to change this situation.
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Honda Civic 1.4l