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Old 02-17-2010, 09:04 PM   #1
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Eibach VS H&R

what gives you a better drop? as stated here says that h&r gives you 2" in front and 1.6" in rear ? is that true?..let me kno which ones to go with also..thks...also u guys kno wher i can get front and rear isolators they are 35 each on AM thats too freking much so ?

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Re: Eibach VS H&R

I've used the Eibachs a few times, the ride & drop are nice. You can get Prothane isolators at Jegs cheaper.
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Re: Eibach VS H&R

If you go with poly or some other type (non oem) isolators it will raise the car back up no doubt.

I have h&r race springs and the drop is great, view pics. My front is 26 inches from ground to fender and rear is 26.5 and I left out one front isolator the rest are all OEM isolators. I know my car is heavier but it should be about the same general drop (I have an IRS rear vs your SRA so not sure the diff there but it shouldnt be much)

My main reason for choosing H&R was their spring rates 720lbs front and rear (SRA rear wont be that high) and its a progressive rate... higher rate = better handling to a degree. Stock is around 400-450.
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ok..so ur saying dnt even buy the isolators?...yea imm going with H&R heard alot positive abt them so
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Re: Eibach VS H&R

well i would use the oem isolators as poly iso's raise the car back up~ so if the car is to low you can use them.

You will need C/C plates to adjust alignment! go with maximum motorsports ones 200 bucks~
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Re: Eibach VS H&R

H&R's definitely. Just make sure you go with the SuperSport H&R's not the Race Series, they only drop the car an 1" if you're lucky.

Eibach springs are very nice, the Pro kit is a great buy, but some have complained that the drop isn't enough. The average is around 1.2"-1.5"...so if you want a really noticeable drop (+1.5"), the H&R's will be the better choice.

As far as isolators, if your stock ones are really worn out and you want them in, you could replace them with new OEM ones, but you can leave them out if you want. Expect an extra .25" of drop without them in. I've only heard of a couple cases of slight grinding or noise without them, and that was a long time ago. To avoid the possibility of those issues you could wrap the ends of the springs with black electrical tape.
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Re: Eibach VS H&R

for what it's worth, eibach is more of a 'show' spring and h&r is much more performance oriented. even the softest h&r springs are stiffer than the eibach pro kit.

i'm running h&r race springs on my car with no isolators and the ride height is just high enough to clear the alignment rack, lol
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Re: Eibach VS H&R

That car sits really nice, thank for posting! How is the ride?
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That car sits really nice, thank for posting! How is the ride?
ride is firm but not too harsh. i'm sure my ride quality would improve also if i changed my shocks/struts. bilsteins in the front have about 60k on them and my stock rears are near that.
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Re: Eibach VS H&R

Right on, thanks for the info, I plan to do something different this spring, really looking forward to some warmer weather, so I can take the top down!



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ride is firm but not too harsh. i'm sure my ride quality would improve also if i changed my shocks/struts. bilsteins in the front have about 60k on them and my stock rears are near that.
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Re: Eibach VS H&R

i left the isolaters out on the back, should have left them out on the front also, i was worried about grinding noise, i do hear it a little when going over speedbumps but its barely noticable
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Re: Eibach VS H&R

H&R from my experience. My car had a sweet drop with those things in there, and they rode really nice for being so aggressive/low.
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