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Old 11-22-2012, 10:16 AM   #1
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Anyone run the Eibach Sportline, do you avoid speed bumps at all costs?

I had my TA lowered for a while, I ended up putting stock springs back in because I was sick n tired of having to dodge speed bumps and certain entries to parking lots.

The focus has a much shorter wheelbase - but I don't want to get into that predicament again.

I guess the only other thing is, what would be a good budget shock to get for them - the springs I'm looking at are used with no shocks/struts.


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theyre good for looking low, not much else. Too soft for the drop. I felt like the car would lean a little then lock in and turn. I had tokico HTS/D spec adjustables and FRPP shocks before that. The FRPP blew out within 10k and the tokicos were ok with those springs.

never had an issue with speed bumps though, just take it easy and go at an angle if you need to
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So what would you recommend? I'm looking at doing suspension next.
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I run sportlines with Koni yellows. Handles great, only worry about epic speed bumps. They are progressive springs so the are softer in little bumps than in the big. It's all about what you get used to. I also have big antisways as well. H&r front and steeds rear.
I disagree that they are for show only. To each his own but my car is dialed in.
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I had my TA lowered for a while, I ended up putting stock springs back in because I was sick n tired of having to dodge speed bumps and certain entries to parking lots.

The focus has a much shorter wheelbase - but I don't want to get into that predicament again.

I guess the only other thing is, what would be a good budget shock to get for them= eibachs pro damper kit. - the springs I'm looking at are used with no shocks/struts.
You'll need a set of struts/shocks to deal w/ thou's springs. Grab a set of Koni yellows or for less cash get eibachs pro dampers kit.
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I run Sportline springs with Pro shocks - bought them together as the Sport-System kit. Tire Rack sells just the shocks for $300:

http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/s...1&autoModClar=

I don't understand what exactly you're concerned about... ground clearance? Or ride quality? Ground clearance is still fine, Sportlines only lower about 2" and I have never scraped on anything. Ride quality is pretty harsh, but I can accept it since handling is improved too.
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Honestly if you want your car dropped your gonna need to avoid, speed bumps, pot holes, animals, etc. regardless of the company if you don't want the suspension components to take a beating more than they already are from the drop. Let alone any decent wheels you may have. It just comes as a 6 sense for some people, I memorize every rode I drive on, I'm not even super low. It's just a rule of thumb for dropped cars.
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