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Old 04-05-2005, 11:12 PM   #1
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Eibach Pro-System v. FRPP SVTF kit

For those with either, please englighten me. My pro-system handles great, but is harsh over less than perfect roads, creates rattles in the interior, and is eating my front tires. The SVT kit is pretty well reviewed, so i'm looking for opinions on it.

Input/opinions i'm looking for:

-Handling
-Allignment issues (if you've had any)
-Comfort for daily driving

and whatever else you feel like interjecting. If you've got another idea for a softer/less tire-eating suspension, i'd love to hear it.

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I doubt its the suspension thats eating your tires. Its more than likely a poor alignment. The focus alignment specs have HUGE tolerances. If your tech just puts both front wheels within spec, toe could be off as much as an eigth inch per side and vary by 1 degree of camber per side. This is absurd an will guarantee uneven tire wear. A good tech will at least try to get both sides as even as possible, but those who work to just get it within the green area are plain lazy. Insist up front that you want both sides to be as even as possible otherwise the alignment could be a waste of money. We have the Eibach pro system and have not had front wear problems. We did experience some premature rear wear problems. We took it back to the alignment shop and they re-did it for free. I really enjoy the Eibach setup. I don't find it harsh at all and as I've said befor it passes the mom butt-o-meter test as well. That's pretty important around this household.
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Re: Eibach Pro-System v. FRPP SVTF kit

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Originally posted by Demon4545
For those with either, please englighten me. My pro-system handles great, but is harsh over less than perfect roads, creates rattles in the interior, and is eating my front tires. The SVT kit is pretty well reviewed, so i'm looking for opinions on it.

Input/opinions i'm looking for:

-Handling
-Allignment issues (if you've had any)
-Comfort for daily driving

and whatever else you feel like interjecting. If you've got another idea for a softer/less tire-eating suspension, i'd love to hear it.

Thanks.
As far as the suspension kits go:
Eibach is about .7" more drop, and a little stiffer than the SVT.
Both are just fine for everyday driving.
The SVT suspension adds the sway bar...and is a way better deal price wise.
If drop is what you want, all else pretty much equal, go Eibach. Otherwise, the SVT price is the best in town.
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