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FordBass 02-11-2012 12:34 AM

Eibach Pro Kit vs Sportlines MY12
 
My plan for this summer is to get new springs and new wheels/tire.

It is of course a DD and i will take it to autocross a few times and i am a spirited driver.
So thus i contemplate if sportlines would be best because they will provide more aggressive handling but will be a harsher ride.
Or pro kit because it is an improvement and will retain a better ride quality but lack in overall performance.

Second thought is the appearance, do the sportlines make it look strange for being so low?

Pro Kit
http://performance-suspension.eibach...us_pro-kit.pdf
http://performance-suspension.eibach...kit_before.jpg

http://performance-suspension.eibach...-kit_after.jpg

Sportline
http://performance-suspension.eibach..._sportline.pdf

http://performance-suspension.eibach...ine_before.jpg

http://performance-suspension.eibach...line_after.jpg


And my idea of what i would like to do
http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o...nm/myfocus.jpg

Blue5ive 02-11-2012 01:06 AM

Hard to say since you have a 2012. Normally the sportlines while being a 2" drop are not very aggressive at all on the earlier year models. Most actually say they are soft for a 2" drop. Good for dd but not that great for autox. Of course they will probably handle better than stock but they will not handle as well as say H & R's which are a more aggressive rate spring.

bflesher 02-11-2012 09:10 AM

I've heard the sport's are to soft for autox and since they are progresive, when you hit the rate change they just stop. Not sure if they have changed anything with the 12's though, maybe a little different rates.

Trevor@TireRack.com 02-11-2012 11:56 AM

For occasional track days, the sportline is not ideal, but it will give you more control of the vehicle and is better than stock. They are right, something like the H&R Super Sport or the Race spring is better for track, but it will greatly decrease ride quality. It's a little over kill for a daily driver with occasional track days if you ask me.

FordBass 02-11-2012 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trevor@TireRack.com (Post 4006304)
For occasional track days, the sportline is not ideal, but it will give you more control of the vehicle and is better than stock. They are right, something like the H&R Super Sport or the Race spring is better for track, but it will greatly decrease ride quality. It's a little over kill for a daily driver with occasional track days if you ask me.

Hmmm, had 215/45/17 and koni coilovers on my cavy. That was not bad commuting but potholes and large bumps did kill. Though that had ~300lb ish or more spring rates and was lowered 2.5".
I guess i'll see about going for some rides with friends and see how there cars ride with springs/coilovers and decide if i can live with a harsher ride.

Zillon 02-11-2012 01:46 PM

FYI, Pro kit springs are stiffer than the Sportlines. So, if you're looking for AutoX performance, the Pro Kits are the way to go. I'd also recommend either Eibach's or Steeda's 25mm rear sway bar.

Quote:

PRO-KIT TECHNICAL INFORMATION
FRONT:
OE rate: 20 N/mm (114 lbs/in)
PK rate: Progressive 27-47 N/mm (154-268 lbs/in)
Isolator Tubing: None
Bump-stop: New Eibach bump-stop
Damper: OE
OE wheel center to fender: 368 mm (14.5 in)
PK wheel center to fender: 348 mm (13.7 in)

Front Alignment:
OE Camber = -0.5 +/-0.8 deg
OE Caster = 4.3 +/-0.8 deg
OE Total Toe = 0.20 +/-0.10 deg
PK Camber = -0.5 deg
PK Caster = 4.3 deg
PK Total Toe = 0.20 deg

PRO-KIT can be aligned to factory specifications.

Approximate installation time: 1.0 hr


REAR:
OE rate: 25 N/mm (143 lbs/in)
PK rate: Progressive 33-43 N/mm (188-245 lbs/in)
Isolator Tubing: None
Bump-stop: New Eibach bump-stop
Damper: OE
OE wheel center to fender: 369 mm (14.5 in)
PK wheel center to fender: 349 mm (13.7 in)

Rear Alignment:
OE Camber = -1.4 +/-0.8 deg
OE Total Toe = 0.38 +/-0.33 deg
PK Camber = -2.0 deg
PK Total Toe = 0.38 deg

PRO-KIT can be aligned to OE specifications.
Quote:

SPORTLINE TECHNICAL INFORMATION
FRONT:

OE rate: 20 N/mm (114 lbs/in)
SLK rate: Progressive 23-30-50 N/mm (131-171-285 lbs/in)
Isolator Tubing: Yes
Bump-stop: New Eibach bump-stop
Damper: OE
OE wheel center to fender: 368 mm (14.5 in)
SLK wheel center to fender: 330 mm (13.0 in)

Front Alignment:
OE Camber = -0.5 +/-0.8 deg
OE Caster = 4.3 +/-0.8 deg
OE Total Toe = 0.20 +/-0.10 deg
SLK Camber = -0.6 deg
SLK Caster = 4.3 deg
SLK Total Toe = 0.02 deg

Sportline-Kit can be aligned to factory specifications.

Approximate installation time: 1.0 hr


REAR:
OE rate: 25 N/mm (143 lbs/in)
SLK rate: Progressive 25-38-48 N/mm (143-217-274 lbs/in)
Isolator Tubing: Yes
Bump-stop: New Eibach bump-stop
Damper: OE
OE wheel center to fender: 369 mm (14.5 in)
SLK wheel center to fender: 331 mm (13.0 in)

Rear Alignment:
OE Camber = -1.4 +/-0.8 deg
OE Total Toe = 0.38 +/-0.33 deg
SLK Camber = -1.4 deg
SLK Total Toe = 0.38 deg

Sportline-Kit will require additional alignment kit 5.67420K to align to factory specifications.

newmission 02-13-2012 09:33 PM

I voted PK because that's what I have. BUT, for your ride height you desire, it seems you want the SLK hands down.

Now Zillion made an AWESOME comparison find! I am actually quite happier now that I now the PK springs start higher than the SLK springs.

felixthecat 02-14-2012 10:09 AM

I like the Sportline system. If I wanted more low, I would have gone w/ H&R's Sport cup kit.

TEK30001 12-20-2012 09:13 AM

Has any one ever order from:
http://massivespeedsystem.com/
I just order my Massive OMNI-KIT Suspension Adaptor for my car.

Hope this is the last thing I need for my Eibach 3588.680 Pro-System-Plus Suspension Kit.

I was so happy to get it than I found out I will need that OMNi-KIT.

TEK30001 12-20-2012 09:14 AM

How can I add photos to this page?


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