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Old 09-16-2013, 03:09 PM   #1
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2012 hatch would you put eibach or h&r

looking for a set of lowering springs for my car...



would you do eibach or h&r or other?


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Old 09-16-2013, 03:10 PM   #2
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:15 PM   #3
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Moved to "MK3 Focus."

And, Eibach.
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sorry for the post in the wrong section


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I mean I just got mine and my car dropped an inch and a half and they feel great. Can't notice the difference in ride quality. I'm not sure whether you want a drastic drop or something subtle but eibach worked for me after I did some research of my own when I was unsure


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Because: experience. I have non with H & R, and this isn't to say they're not fantastic springs, but I thoroughly enjoyed my Eibachs and will only recommend something I've had experience with.
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Same goes here, Eibach all the way. lower and never noticed a difference in ride quality.
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^^^ yea that's wat I got


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Not meaning to hi-jack (and I know I have a LOW post count) here but I have seen several posts regarding the Sportlines. Love the look that people are getting from these springs, but I am really concerned about the ride quality after install - particularly rebound.

I have read several posts that claim the ride quality has not suffered without the use of new dampers. I find this astonishing. I have owned a couple of cars in my day and each and every time I have dropped without new dampers, the rebound was just way off. Each and every time I have had to put in new dampers after several hundred miles on new/lower springs. This includes H&R, Eibach, etc.

So for those running the Sportlines, there is no decrease in dampening/rebound rate? Even at highway speeds and hitting low slung dips. The car settles right back in? Doesn't kick you in the kidneys after several hours? When you are at a slow roll at a light/stop sign and hit the brakes to stop, there is a firm stop? Not a dip, then bounce? Make sense?

Really looking for some input from those running these springs. Just springs or did you run with new dampers?

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