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Old 09-19-2003, 05:29 PM   #1
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i want to get the ebach pro kit but they are only springs. I head from a friend that if u put on springs without new shocks that u will bust the stock shocks. Is this true? i'v noticed that everyone just uses springs and not shocks


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WRONG !!!

there is a eibach kit that comes with springs and dampers....cost over 600 thou...

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Actually Joel, I have the Pro Kit and it only comes with springs. The kit that you see on Tirerack with the dampers are bundles.
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I have seen in many places the kit that comes with dampers....
including newedge, macnews and myfordperformance....

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i'v noticed that everyone just uses springs and not shocks
i was saying wrong to this part...
most of the people that i know with suspension go with damper + spring combo....

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Eibach's Pro kit (springs only) is designed for oem shocks/dampers setup, it will work, but you will eventually over time, maybe a year or so, have worn out dampers/shocks. You don't *need* new dampers if you drop less than 1.5 inches, but it's reccamended to keep the correct dampening rates with the new height. As said, eibach makes a pro kit with 1.5 drop springs, and new shocks/struts, and there's an even better kit that includes a new sway bar.
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Pro System = springs + dampners. Oem shocks are not designed for drop springs. Eibach dampners are designed for drop springs. I totally understand the cost issue. If you are installing yourself, you will only be wasting an alignment cost with just springs. If you are having a a shop do it, you will be doubling the install costs (springs now, dampners later).
The springs will make some difference in handling, but not as much as with the new dampners anyway. I would do everything at once and save the difference for another mod. Shop around and get some quotes for the Pro System. Add to your list Jason at namotorsports.net . He did a group buy last winter on Eibach.
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this is why i don't do exterior stuff. $600 for a drop shit the things i can do to make my car faster for $600. This is another reason i'm all go and no show. thanks the the feedback everyone.
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I can't say I blame you. If you were doing this just for show...then yeah that's alot of bucks...if you were doing it for the handling...then atleast you have something to enjoy...besides looking at. It's always a tug of war for mod dollars. After a while it gets damn near impossible to pull the trigger on show stuff...at least for me anyway.
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i mean i still have a ways to go. I'm finishing off my exhaust soon then i'm saving up all next summer and will probably get a JRSC. Anything thats for show just doesn't fit well with my plans i only have so much $$$ and all of it needs to go to performance.
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OK, shameless plug, but you can get EVERYTHING much cheaper if you're willing to try other companies. I know I'm beating a dead horse, but I have to mention (again) that you can get a whole drop kit (springs, shocks, and struts) for $349 SHIPPED through FK automotive! Their stuff is TUV approved (German equiv. to our DOT, but much more stringent), and comes with a lifetime warranty. They have one kit that'll drop about 1.4" (35/40mm kit) and one that'll drop it about 2" (50/60 kit). Or, if you want to be really slick, they have a coil-over kit (a real one, not that ebay crap) for $749 shipped. The deal is being offered by www.clubfocus.org. Check out their group buy area for the contact info. Or you can just go to www.zx3tuning.com and ask for the clubfocus rate. you don't even have to be a member! just tell them you saw the deal there!

i haven't put mine on yet, but i'll let you know what i think after i get it on this weekend. other people have tried these kits and REALLY liked them. spring rates are progressive, which means it offers a good ride without being too soft.

shipping was fast, too. these guys had the stuff to me in 2 days UPS expedited shipping! (and they're in Canada nonetheless).

Anywho, just thought I'd spread the word on where to get some good stuff cheap.

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