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Old 02-11-2012, 02:46 PM   #6
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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.

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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.
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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.
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