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Old 10-23-2003, 06:37 PM   #1
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Eibach vs. SVT Strut and shocks

Which would be better to have in a ZX3 that has only 1.5 drop, The Eibach Pro-Dampers or the SVT struts and shocks? Thanks for the help !!


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Old 10-23-2003, 06:50 PM   #2
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Only a 1.5 in drop?!!! That is far enough. Any farther and you are going to seriously jeopardize your ride quality and suspension geometry.

I would probably go with the Eibachs myself. More adjustability.
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Old 10-23-2003, 06:54 PM   #3
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1.5" isnt that much, my drop sits around 2" and I wish it were more, you can barely tell its dropped. I would go with the Eibach tho because most of their stuff is designed around a 1.5" drop that their pro springs provide.
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Old 10-23-2003, 07:53 PM   #4
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seriously, beowulf... i have the H&R cup kit (advertised 2.7" drop) and NOTHING has been sacrificed. i love the ride.

to answer your question, though, blackandgold, i'd go with the eibach pro-dampers. the svt struts/shocks are good, but there's a reason there is an aftermarket... *psst... better than stock!!* heh
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do u autocross? i'm getting H&R sport springs and Koni adjustable shocks
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Old 10-24-2003, 12:47 AM   #6
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If you are directing that question to me Solaris...No I don't autocross. I am mainly putting this car together more for show than go. EVeryone seems to think Eibach. The reason I compared the two is because they are both in the same price range I was looking at.
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Hardly notice a two inch drop? huh, I saw a zx3 with the SVT springs and S2 dampers, and it was very noticeable...and it only drops 1 inch. Perhaps your springs were installed incorrectly, or they haven't settled yet, a 2 inch drop with 17" wheels will rub, no doubt.
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a 2 inch drop with 17" wheels will rub, no doubt.
wrong. i don't know where you got your info, but seriously, it won't. i had the cup kit (again, advertised 2.7" drop) on my zx3, with 18's (wrapped in 215/35 rubber) and never rubbed once.
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That may be, but I dont know. Our suspensions aren't intended for that much change. I would be willing to bet your stressing something. I just cant believe you can drop your car over 2.5" with out changing something else somewhere, and with out putting something in some pretty good stress. Of course I am in Missouri. I would have to see the car in front of me to completely believe it.
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believe... what?
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