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      12-11-2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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Any good lowering spring kits out there for 1M? just looking to drop her a little and not wanting to go down the coilover route if i'm not going to track the car regulary as roads here are pretty poor,

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Any good lowering spring kits out there for 1M? just looking to drop her a little and not wanting to go down the coilover route if i'm not going to track the car regulary as roads here are pretty poor,

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H&R has a great set that will drop you about 1.2" front and 0.6" rear. It will eliminate a lot of the wheel gap and gives you a slight handling improvement

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I'm pretty happy with the performance of my H&R springs.

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Any issues with rubbing etc?also,what geo are you guys running once lowered?reset to oe settings?

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I'm running the superb Eibach pro-kit on my 1M and love it

Lowers -25mm on the front and -15mm on the rear which makes the car look better as it reduces the massive gap on the front arches! Ride quality is vastly improved and handling feels sharper once the geometry is set-up (to accurate standard spec)

We're a Uk Eibach approved dealer and fitting centre so if you want some prices please just PM me. I will post a picture up when I'm back in the office on Thursday.

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I'm running the superb Eibach pro-kit on my 1M and love it

Lowers -25mm on the front and -15mm on the rear which makes the car look better as it reduces the massive gap on the front arches! Ride quality is vastly improved and handling feels sharper once the geometry is set-up (to accurate standard spec)

We're a Uk Eibach approved dealer and fitting centre so if you want some prices please just PM me. I will post a picture up when I'm back in the office on Thursday.

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H&R has a great set that will drop you about 1.2" front and 0.6" rear. It will eliminate a lot of the wheel gap and gives you a slight handling improvement

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      12-12-2012, 03:07 AM   #8
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Cheers guys,loving the look to,thanks for your input
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Has anyone replaced the shocks along with the springs? Or is it safe to use the Eibach or H&R springs with the stock shocks? I have yet to get a clear answer on this. Some say that all aftermarket springs increase wear on the stock shocks and thus result in a shorter lifespan for the stock shocks, others say the drop is too small to make a difference.

Like OP, I don't need all the adjustability of a coilover system so I'd like to buy just springs. But I've been hesitating because nobody sells a reasonably priced matched spring/shock set for the 1M (as far as I know) and I'm not sure whether if I just buy springs I won't have to replace the shocks in a few thousand miles anyway.
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Has anyone replaced the shocks along with the springs? Or is it safe to use the Eibach or H&R springs with the stock shocks? I have yet to get a clear answer on this. Some say that all aftermarket springs increase wear on the stock shocks and thus result in a shorter lifespan for the stock shocks, others say the drop is too small to make a difference.

Like OP, I don't need all the adjustability of a coilover system so I'd like to buy just springs. But I've been hesitating because nobody sells a reasonably priced matched spring/shock set for the 1M (as far as I know) and I'm not sure whether if I just buy springs I won't have to replace the shocks in a few thousand miles anyway.
Good pointwould like to think that there is a spring kit developed to go with oe shocks,if I were to replace shocks,would go for some proper items,had proflex evo3 on my last car(evo8)but was a full on track car,not gone this farvyetbwith the 1M,early days
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I was looking at these a while back

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Just to give you a better indication of the H&R Springs..

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Einser, are you running oem shocks? Also, what are the differences you've observed between the eibach and h&r? Are you sponsored by eibach? I was about to buy h&r and assumed it was a marginally superior product to eibachs, your post is the first I've seen otherwise.
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+1 Team EIBACH here. first had H&Rs then switched to EIBACH springs. some info and pics below

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Problem #1 with this, I can't buy it from anywhere. Been looking since first time you posted. Before there was no price listed on their web site, now I can see the price maybe meaning I can finally buy it, but no, no online stores sell it, or have in their system yet... that just plain sucks, I would love to try them out!
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Problem #1 with this, I can't buy it from anywhere. Been looking since first time you posted. Before there was no price listed on their web site, now I can see the price maybe meaning I can finally buy it, but no, no online stores sell it, or have in their system yet... that just plain sucks, I would love to try them out!
I can get you a set. Should only take about 2-3 weeks to get in, as I would just have to add them to my stocking order.
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Problem #1 with this, I can't buy it from anywhere. Been looking since first time you posted. Before there was no price listed on their web site, now I can see the price maybe meaning I can finally buy it, but no, no online stores sell it, or have in their system yet... that just plain sucks, I would love to try them out!
yah the product is rolling out so it may take dealers some time to stock them and have them ready to ship...but they are produced so just a little patience!

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Einser, are you running oem shocks? Also, what are the differences you've observed between the eibach and h&r? Are you sponsored by eibach? I was about to buy h&r and assumed it was a marginally superior product to eibachs, your post is the first I've seen otherwise.
OEM shocks and zero issues. Have had them since MFEST in April and logged about 5k miles so far on the car. The only reason I bought H&R springs was because Eibach did not have them when I needed them. I'm an Eibach guy, always bought Eibach so when I got into the program and got picked up for SEMA as one of their project cars I couldn't have been happier. Nothing bad to say about the H&R's but given the choice I always would go with Eibach product.
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I can get you a set. Should only take about 2-3 weeks to get in, as I would just have to add them to my stocking order.
there you go, dealer here can get a set soon!
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Any comments on what differences make it preferable, height? Ride compliance? Stiffer or softer? Etc vs the h&r?

You are probably unique in having had both on your car.
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Any comments on what differences make it preferable, height? Ride compliance? Stiffer or softer? Etc vs the h&r?

You are probably unique in having had both on your car.
the drop is very similar with a slightly lower stance with H&R as they normally are more conservative with Eibach on their drops (but i think the final drop was only about 1-2mm different). H&Rs were slightly stiffer than the Eibach if my memory serves well, both ride very comfortable, I also now have the Eibach sway bars on the car and it just feels planted no roll whatsoever in the car. Like i said you cant go wrong either either kit, but this guy is team EIBACH
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Einser, are you running oem shocks? Also, what are the differences you've observed between the eibach and h&r? Are you sponsored by eibach? I was about to buy h&r and assumed it was a marginally superior product to eibachs, your post is the first I've seen otherwise.
If they are anything like the M3 springs on OEM dampers, the Eibachs should be pretty awesome.

Both are good products but it comes down to personal preference. Tough for a lot of people to do, but if you have the opportunity to try both before you buy, do it.
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Any comments on what differences make it preferable, height? Ride compliance? Stiffer or softer? Etc vs the h&r?

You are probably unique in having had both on your car.
Would have to be stiffer with so little remaining travel on compression. Do either Eibach or H&R come with a new bump stop to act as supplemental spring?
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