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Old 08-06-2004, 11:56 AM   #1
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Need help Installing Eibach pro kit springs.

Hi everyone im new on this site and im looking for anyone that has any typre of tips or suggestions on installing lower springs. I have purchased Eibach pro kit and will be taclking the installation on my own with some help. Please if anyone has done this b4 and may know any tips that can help with my installation it would be greatly appreciated. Question as well for anyone with this setup. How is the ride wth the original dampers. Im not upgrading the damper yet cause it's 2 costly right now. So everone knows i am mechanically inclined but i have never replaced springs on a new car. I've only worked on older cars. If anyone would like to see some of my work they can check it out @ www.autowonderland.ca.

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Hey bro awesome website. Thanks a bunch. Anyone know how the ride is with the original dampers and the Eibach pro kit? You guys have graet website by the way. It's awesome.
Is there a need for a lower and upper sway bar on the focus not that i'm lowering it. Will it improve my ride!!
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i'm all for DIU but springs were the only mod i paid to have done. Once your car is over about 20k it's a [:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]g bitch to do springs.
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Hey bro awesome website. Thanks a bunch. Anyone know how the ride is with the original dampers and the Eibach pro kit? You guys have graet website by the way. It's awesome.
Is there a need for a lower and upper sway bar on the focus not that i'm lowering it. Will it improve my ride!!
i have stock shocks with my teins and have had them on for almost 4 months now and the ride is becoming bouncier. I think the stock shocks are pretty much done. just waiting on my eibachs from madperformance because they were on back order. as far as a sway bar goes, by upper and lower, i assume you mean front and rear. they both reduce body roll, but the rear bar will make a dramatic difference. but they aren't a neccessity, it's all on personal preference. how stiff do you want your suspension?
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I just installed the pro-kit springs myself and it's pretty easy with the right tools and a lot of patience...

I have stock shocks/dampners and the ride is fine. I plan to get new ones in 6-7 months though.

Just be prepared for a stiff ride...
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Hey bro awesome website. Thanks a bunch. Anyone know how the ride is with the original dampers and the Eibach pro kit? You guys have graet website by the way. It's awesome.
Is there a need for a lower and upper sway bar on the focus not that i'm lowering it. Will it improve my ride!!
That is what I have right now, stock dampers and the Eibach Prokit springs, ride is awesome, way better than stock, not bouncy at all, actually more stiff than the stock ride, corners awesome too....

Sway bars will help with the bodyroll when your cornering. You could get them I suppose alone without any other suspension mods but most people do the springs/dampers first (or first and second) and then get the sway bars last, or everything together if you can afford it.
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Just make sure you have a good 12inch or larger breaker bar for those tough rusted bolts.
A torque wrench is also a good idea if you can get access to one.
Also, do not skimp on the spring compressor.
$35 at Autozone and you get a full refund when you take it back. It's their rental agreement.
You need the one for Macpherson struts.
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I have the Pro-Kit on my ZX3 and the ride is great,make sure you get the allignment done,because the settings will probably be off.
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Yeah the Prokit is awesome, definitely one of the best, if not the best, out there for everyday driving. Not to low, but definitley lower than the 4x4 stock setup. Also, like the post above, definitely definitely get an alignment or you'll be buying new back tires in no time if the alignment is out. Mine was out BAD when I got the springs installed, got an alignment a couple days after the install to let the springs settle a bit.....
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