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Old 03-14-2005, 08:04 AM   #1
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Susp kit clarification

Sorry if this is a stupid question but I'm gonna ask it...which of the Eibach kits is more aggressive?

pro-kit system plus or the sport-system plus?


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I'd say the Sportline cause they are a 2" drop compared to the Pros at a 1.5" drop. Aggressive from a stance perspective but your getting the same performance roughly so either is good.
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The spring rates are the same?

If I do go with Eibach as opposed to H&R (had both on various cars) I want the stiffest or highest performer of the two...can't beat the price for springs/sway bars and dampers though I prefer H&R based off of experience
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No, the spring rates are not the same. The Pro kit has a linear rate (137 F and 171 rear) The sportlines are progressive (131-262 F and 102-171 R).
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good to know...

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are you familiar with the H&R cup kit?
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whats the difference between linear and progressive springs?
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:45 AM   #8
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it's always been explained to me in simple terms as...

progressive rate springs become "progressively" stiffer as they compress (hard cornering etc) while linear springs do not

what part of mass?
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I have to sprlines and i really like them.... maybe should have cone with the cup kit.... or just the H&R with some Koni Yellows??? would have that been a better set up?
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BtownB, has the idea. A progressive rate spring is accomplished by varying the spacing between the coils. You will on occasion see some very tight coils on the ends of a linear rate spring. These do not count in the progressive equation. They are referrred to as dead coils and their sole purpose is to hold the spring in the seat when the suspension is extended. When there is weight on the spring these coils rest on the coil below it. Hense the word "dead" since they provide no tension under compression. I have never had H&R springs or suspension components. I know it is a reputable company. Springs rates tend to be on the high side meaning a stiffer suspension will be the result. The info i have on them indicates that the race springs are linear, the sport springs are progressive, and the adjustable coilovers come with progressive in the front and linear rates in the rear.
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