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      07-07-2009, 08:58 AM   #1
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Best lowering springs?

These will be purely for looks and cannot hurt the handling. I want only a one inch drop. Thoughts? I was thinking eibach, but the drop is too much.
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      07-07-2009, 09:16 AM   #2
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H&R OE Sport Springs 1' drop in the front and 3/4" drop in the Rear. plus spring rates will be very similar to stock.
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      07-07-2009, 01:32 PM   #3
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H&R Sport Springs get my vote. They are a nice compromise between looks, performance and daily comfort.
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      07-07-2009, 10:32 PM   #4
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H&R Sport Springs get my vote. They are a nice compromise between looks, performance and daily comfort.
I did a search, and it seems some people are unhappy with the rake that these give the cars. I have also found inconsistant lowering numbers.

Someone said they did Eibach, and it only lowered 3/4 inch. That would be perfect. Maybe I will do some more research on the Eibachs.
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      07-08-2009, 01:40 AM   #5
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I went with the Eibach springs because I didn't want the rake you get with H&R. I don't think Eibach is as agressive as you'd expect.
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      07-08-2009, 02:07 AM   #6
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go with eibachs, i had them before my kw v3's the drop is pretty nice.
hate the h&r extra low in front extra high in back stance
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      07-08-2009, 10:46 AM   #7
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Don't get The H&R OE Sports confused with the standard sports. the OE Sports don't have the huge amount rake like the standard Sports. The eibach lower the car more than the H&R OE Sport springs and I believe are a bit stiffer.

http://www.hrsprings.com/scripts/app...Find3&MakeID=4

http://eibach.com/cgi-bin/htmlos.exe...15430100027594
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      07-08-2009, 11:14 AM   #8
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I think I have decided on the Eibachs. Thanks for all the help guys!
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Not a bad choice, Eibach will be very comparable to the H&R Sports so they are a solid setup.
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      07-08-2009, 03:21 PM   #10
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Can't go wrong with Eibach as they give you a nice even drop front to back. No rake. Here's mine on Eibach with Koni FSD shocks. Drop is at about 3/4" from stock and I have 5mm spacers on in this pic.
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      07-08-2009, 08:07 PM   #11
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Can't go wrong with Eibach as they give you a nice even drop front to back. No rake. Here's mine on Eibach with Koni FSD shocks. Drop is at about 3/4" from stock and I have 5mm spacers on in this pic.
That looks really good!
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here's my car lowered on H&R sports

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      07-09-2009, 02:55 PM   #13
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Eibach's are nice, but you can never go wrong with H&R either.
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I so want to get some springs but since my car is a daily driver I'd never make it through our Wisconsin winter...
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Go with the H&R OE Sport Springs in that case, they are designed to be a bit more compliant than the sports and would be a good option if you encounter rough conditions.
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      08-02-2009, 12:47 PM   #16
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I put on my Eibach's yesterday. I must say, the backs are EXTREMELY easy to do, and the fronts are PITAs.

For the rears, it is literally 3 bolts on the passenger side, and 4 on the drivers (leveling sensor has to be un-bolted). You can do each side in 20 minutes without power tools.

The fronts, man -o-man. The issue I had was compressing the springs on the strut while they were still in the fender. Luckily, I could come down from the top with my power tools and smash them down quick.

I love the springs. Perfect drop for me, and the car still feels like it did prior to the springs. This is probably the 4 car I have used Eibach springs on, and have loved them all.
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      08-03-2009, 04:59 AM   #17
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I think I will go with the Eibachs when my 135 arrives. This thread has helped with the decision, thanks chaps.
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      08-03-2009, 05:37 AM   #18
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what is this rake you guys speak of? I have some H&R sport springs waiting to be installed, now i'm not so sure.
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The H&R Sports have a raked look where the front is slightly lower than the rear. I like it, I think it makes the car look aggressive and like it's about to pounce but some prefer an even drop so the Eibachs would be the way to go.
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does anyone know if the Eibachs will work with the vert?
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are the eibachs firmer than the stock springs?
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what is this rake you guys speak of? I have some H&R sport springs waiting to be installed, now i'm not so sure.
This the H&R rake...

The front is lower than the rear.
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