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Old 05-30-2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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Eibach springs, will they settle?

Just installed the Pro-Kit on my '03 ZX3, it only lowered the car 1/2" (F&R measured)
I was running brand new SVT springs, so that's the before.

I only drove the car five miles, will it settle down a bit and sit lower after some time and miles?


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it takes a little time to settle, i have the sportline kit on my SVT,
the pro kit isn't as big of a drop, and the SVT suspension is already dropped .5 inches so the drop won't look as big as it says,

but it took my car like a day to settle on sportlines. and then everytime after that when you jack up the car and put it back down, it'll take a lil time to settle again
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I removed the rubber spring isolators from the rear, it helped reduce the stinkbug appearance.
Not sure if it matters, but the Eibach springs were new old stock from 2000, not recent manufacture. There are no dead coils in the rear.

Here it sits right now, Prolines w/ rear isolators removed:


Here is the stock zx3 springs, before the SVT springs were installed:
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Quality springs (using quality materials) shouldn't settle much at all. Settling is pretty much relegated to check junk. The more a spring settles the more you don't want it on your car.
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true. well like i only noticed it was higher when the car was first put down on the ground, once i drove off and got out and looked it was fine. hahaha

but yeah dude, you won't see that much difference from SVT to pro kit
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true. well like i only noticed it was higher when the car was first put down on the ground, once i drove off and got out and looked it was fine. hahaha

but yeah dude, you won't see that much difference from SVT to pro kit

I went from pro system to SVT kit and saw a substantial difference. Going from a 1.5" drop to a .5" drop was very noticeable but was what we wanted to restore some needed ground clearance without giving up handling. Most settling occurs from bushings that where torqued while the suspension was drooping. They can easily get bound up. Always do final torquing with the cars weight on the suspension.
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I put 100 miles on it, same exact ride height.
I may put the SVT springs back in, I like the way they ride better and 1/2" drop isn't worth any compromises.
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