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Old 06-22-2012, 04:05 AM   #11
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Yeah, Eibach says that the Pro Kit is designed to go over stock struts.
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2010+ MS3 springs. Untouched in the back and 1 full coil cut fom the front:

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Old 06-22-2012, 08:23 AM   #13
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:25 AM   #14
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Wow it looks great. Definitely placing an order for the pro kits soon.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:25 AM   #15
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I went with the Ford Racing springs, they drop about an inch and feel like stock springs but handle way better.
Seriously?

Would these pass the wife/girlfriend/grandmother test? I really want to go with these on my wife's car to get rid of the wheel gap and fix the stance. I'm perfectly happy with the way the car handles as is, but obviously better would be good. My main concern is whether or not my wife will appreciate the stiffer ride. I'm thinking that since these are basically OEM, the drop and stiffness will be on the conservative side, which is good in this case.

Got any pics, btw?
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Yep, stock shocks. The Pro-kit only advertises .8" drop, so stockers should be fine with it and should still give a decent service life.
For some reason, your car looks lower on the Pro Kit's than the others. Or maybe it's just me. I've been trying to weigh the pros and cons of a shock/spring setup vs coilovers. Right now, I'm leaning to a shock/spring setup.
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:26 PM   #17
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Eibach Pro Kit

I have the Handling Package, and I really like how the ride is and it is the perfect height for me. Lower would be nice, but it's my DD. On the verge of too tight, but not exactly there. I think that springs that were any stiffer wouldn't work for me in my car.

Given the fact that my struts are dampened differently, I don't know how they would feel on your car. They may be ok if you have the Sport Package, and might be too soft if you have the standard SE. Someone with a similar package would have to give you their input.
May want to consider wheel spacers, think that would set it off perfect
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For some reason, your car looks lower on the Pro Kit's than the others. Or maybe it's just me. I've been trying to weigh the pros and cons of a shock/spring setup vs coilovers. Right now, I'm leaning to a shock/spring setup.
I was thinking the same about height but I think it is the shadowing on the tires that is making it seem lower than others.
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Yes, the shadow's make it deceiving. It has been impossible to get a good pic this week due to the no cloud issue that was going on. Luckily, today is overcast -

It looks the same as the other pro-kit drops, I just couldn't get a good pic. I do intend on getting some spacers, though. I PM'ed Zillon to find out the offset of his wheels, and they put me at a 10mm spacer. I was glad to hear that, because I think 10mm is about as far out as I care to go. Most stock components aren't thrilled when you start messing around with their angles...
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Got it, I'm looking for something slightly lower. maybe just enough to eliminate the wheel gap.
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