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Old 02-13-2015, 06:14 PM   #1
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MK3 springs and alignment questions.

I have a 2012 SEL hatch and am debating going with Eibach sportlines or H&R sport springs from Rebel devil.

A couple questions,

Any preference as to which ones to buy?

Should I buy the springs, install, get an alignment and then see if its far enough out of alignment and get either the eibach pro alignment kit or rear camber arms or should I get all of that from the get go?

How far off have your camber specs been after springs?

Im looking for the softest ride but with a drop of ~1.25-1.8"

Lastly I'm at 36k miles, if I put them on now, how long can I expect my shocks and struts to last on this setup? I've never had a lowered vehicle so I don't know how bad a small/medium drop is on stock suspension.

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Old 02-13-2015, 06:54 PM   #2
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Get the sportline's & I'd get new dampers. btw from what I heard Vogtland dampers work good too. I'd pass on the camber bolts/arms & get a 4 way alignment to set your front & rear toe.
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Old 02-13-2015, 07:43 PM   #4
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what's the website for vogtland. i must be dumb or something because when i google them nothing comes up.

Also to the OP. your wheels are sick.
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http://www.vogtland.com/en/coil_over_suspension.php
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I love my sportlines. Perfect amount of low for me.
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I love my sportlines. Perfect amount of low for me.
How's the ride, and your alignment? Did you buy any adjustable camber arms in the rear?

Coilovers are currently out of my budget. If I were to get some I'd have to wait til next year. Already spent nearly $600 on a racing cockpit and steering wheel setup for PC/Xbox one. And $350 for spec d headlights.
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The ride is alright. Definitely bumouer than stock but its still comfy for me on long road trips. Alignment is good no pulls either way. I don't have camber arms but with these cars might be something you want to look into. Not necessarily that important.
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The ride is alright. Definitely bumouer than stock but its still comfy for me on long road trips. Alignment is good no pulls either way. I don't have camber arms but with these cars might be something you want to look into. Not necessarily that important.
This^^^^ I'd pass on the camber arms too,,,,, Toe-links are a great upgrade,,,
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Old 02-15-2015, 01:40 AM   #10
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"Softest ride" is definitely Vogtland. They work fine with stock dampers for quite a while ( ask me how I know... :) ), and they don't "bounce" at all. They spec a 1.4" drop, and that's what mine did (looks like yours will too...).

I aligned my car after putting the Vogtlands, toe changed a little bit when I did.

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