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post #1 of 6 Old 15th June 2008, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
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Installing Eibach springs

I've just received my Eibach ProKit springs and will be getting them installed next week. I've found the following thread which seems fantastic as a guide and I'll be forwarding it to the installers:
Advice on installing aftermarket springs?

Just wondering if there's anything more I need to be aware of?

I'll be tracking the car again 1 week after the springs are installed. That should be ok shouldn't it??

The box says I can expect up to 40mm lowering; have you guys with Eibach noticed that much reduction?


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Take a look at my car (see my new HRE thread) and you can see the Eibach springs in action...I think the drop is perfect.

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Darren....love those rims! And you are right about the drop. I've had my Eibach's sitting in the garage for the past 6 weeks...trying to get off my a## to get them put on.

I worry about the warranty and the ride, though. Did you have to cut the bump stops?

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For those who have replaced their springs with Eibach, I have yet to see a complaint. After research, I narrowed my choice between H&R and Eibach and chose the later because of testimony of users. After 6 months on my car, I concur. The drop is just right, about 1 1/4' inch up front with about 1"+ in the rear. My wife stills enjoys the ride and I have not noticed any harshness at all. The bump stops remain as OEM. I do bottom out at dips and have to be very careful with wheel stops. But that is to be expected!

Put them on, you love the look and you'll appreciate a little better handling. Although, they are not the fix all for an improved suspension, they are a start. You could always look into the Dinan stage 2, etc.

I did not need spacers in my opinion, however, that could be debatable!


P.S. Add some HRE's and then you'll be hooked up!

P.P.S. leburpor, you need to wait about 400 miles for the springs to set and you may want to wait until then to align. If you are going to track, you may consider a different camber setup for that purpose, etc.

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