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Old 04-28-2012, 11:38 AM   #1
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So i have the eibach pro kit and wasn't exactly thrilled with the drop. I removed the both the top and bottom front isolators this week and i am happier with the way it sits. It was a total PITA to remove the springs but i used a link from this forum that a staff member posted "how to guide" to get me through. Big credit to that excellent write up. I wrapped the tops and bottoms of the springs in electrical tape and put marine grease on the bottom spring perch. I have no additional noise from the isolators being out. The ride may be a little bit stiffer but not bad at all. I will take out the rear ones this weekend
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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ok got the rear ones out now. How much lower will H&R supersports get me? would it be worth it?
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ok got the rear ones out now. How much lower will H&R supersports get me? would it be worth it?
I don't recommend it. It will be about .2-.3" more of a drop at most. But it will also be more prone to squeaking in the future due to it being metal-metal contact. Keep the isos on. H&R SS drop is pretty great as it is. No need to go lower.

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Re: removed spring isolators

Thank you sir, i appreciate it, what I'm saying is I don't have the H&R SS. I have the eibach pro kit that I just removed the isolators from. I was just wondering if the H&R WITH iso's would be a bit lower than what I have now. I just hate looking jacked up. Ha ha, you may have understood and i just didn't understand the reply quite right. If that is the case I apologize.
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Thank you sir, i appreciate it, what I'm saying is I don't have the H&R SS. I have the eibach pro kit that I just removed the isolators from. I was just wondering if the H&R WITH iso's would be a bit lower than what I have now. I just hate looking jacked up. Ha ha, you may have understood and i just didn't understand the reply quite right. If that is the case I apologize.
Eibach pro kit hits around 1.3-1.5" all around. H&R SS with isos and steeda x2 balljoints nets roughly 1.9-2" front and 1.8" rear. Take the isos out and it drops another .2-.3". It will get you lower than eibach pro kit without isos. And a lot lower if you remove isos.
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Ok gotcha man. Yeah I had read about the steeda ball joint as well. I was kinda
Just thinking of going with the h&r ss and leaving the ball joint alone for now. I just didn't know if the springs by themselves would provide enough drop to warrant swapping out the eibachs for the h&r's. Thanks for the help man.
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Ok gotcha man. Yeah I had read about the steeda ball joint as well. I was kinda
Just thinking of going with the h&r ss and leaving the ball joint alone for now. I just didn't know if the springs by themselves would provide enough drop to warrant swapping out the eibachs for the h&r's. Thanks for the help man.
If you go for the SSs then you should really look into better ball joints.. It's too cheap of a part to skip out on and have huge problems because of it later. You're welcome. I'm here to help.
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with H&R race (not as low as the supersports) my car is 26.0 inches ground to fender lip front and 26.5 rear~
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with H&R race (not as low as the supersports) my car is 26.0 inches ground to fender lip front and 26.5 rear~
Thanks for some numbers I have to get out there and measure mine now. I'm pretty sure it was your write up I used to be able to get my springs out. Awesome how to guide

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Ok measured mine up 26.5 up front and 27.5 in the back. Anyone with the H&R SS feel free to throw your measurements in please.
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Thanks for some numbers I have to get out there and measure mine now. I'm pretty sure it was your write up I used to be able to get my springs out. Awesome how to guide

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Ok measured mine up 26.5 up front and 27.5 in the back. Anyone with the H&R SS feel free to throw your measurements in please.
I'll measure mine when I get home. I have the isos in.
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I'll measure mine when I get home. I have the isos in.
Much appreciated thank you sir!
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