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Old 03-18-2013, 06:53 PM   #1
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ride quality!

I want to lower my car increasing handling and I heard somewhat helping 0-60 time. I want to know if I can just purchase the Eibach pro kit which is 270$ or if I should purchase the Eibach struts etc. along with the sprigs which amount to 850$. I want to keep my ride quality and smoothness. any thoughts?
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:21 PM   #2
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That's a great kit. Price it around, -speedconcepts.com, maybe FordRacing.com, some others too.
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should I spend another 600$ for struts and shocks tho?
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If you want good 60 foots lowering springs, camber bolts, and lower control arms
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Your car is pretty new, you should be able to use your old shocks and struts
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Exactly not worth the 600 if you had like 40000 miles I'd say maybe but for now no
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:13 AM   #7
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Yeah. With how new your struts are you could reuse them. But the full eibach kit is designed to work together. Definitely get the sway bars. So worth it.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:13 AM   #8
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Yes, you will need shocks/struts, springs, caster/camber plates, bumpsteer kit.
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I have the eibach kit. Springs, shocks, struts, sway bars. The car rides on rails but the ride quality really depends on the roads where you are. If you have smooth roads then it'll be a smooth ride but any bump in the road you feel a lot more. Here in Queens the roads are just horrible and refuse to drive my car on them. It's like being on a wooden roller coaster lol. On the highways it feels great though. Very smooth. It'd probably be great on a smooth track. It just really depends on the roads though. If I remember right, the ride quality was better with just the springs on so I'd say try that first and see how you like that. Wasn't as smooth on the highway but maybe better overall
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will my stock shocks and struts be able to handle ok with jus the springs tho? I've heard mixed opinions on this? you actually owning them I'd be like to hear what you say?
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It will work perfectly fine I have about 5000 on mine with just the springs and its fine. Its stiffer but it looks a lot better but the ride is not terrible
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It will work perfectly fine I have about 5000 on mine with just the springs and its fine. Its stiffer but it looks a lot better but the ride is not terrible
+1. They'll be fine. I only ran just springs for maybe less then 5k miles so not sure on the longevity. You'll probably have to replace them down the road but they should be fine for a little while at least.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:48 PM   #13
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They will be fine as long as it's a dd the only way it might not be was if you were road racing which I assume your not so you should be good for a long while
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Why not take care of it now? Also you can get Koni STR.T for 330 shipped with the current sale. Koni's dampening far exceeds eibachs struts and shocks. You would need a set of GT500 strut mounts for them to fit.
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He has options, I was just saying if he didn't want to spend the extra money he didn't have to
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You should be fine for awhile with the stock stuff like most people have said. One thing to think of though is that when you get the springs on you will need an alignment and will also need it again when you put the new struts on, so you should take that cost into consideration also.
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But if he lowers it farther than an inch and a half he can't just align it he'll need camber bolts or plates. Plus alignment isn't expensive but that was a good point I forgot about that
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I think ill jus get the kit. make it a little easier on myself. thanks for the input
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Its a nice kit go for it, a guy has it at my shop looks good too
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how much install for something like that? I couldnt do that myself
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For sure could do it by yourself I would suggest that actually or else you'll get charged out the ***
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would I need a lift or what? I am by no means a mechanic or have very much experience. I have helped friends put a few engine mods on their cars but that's it. ican only do easy stuff like axlebacks cai and most cosmetic but when it comes to suspension or drivetrain or engine related I don't have the first clue
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:54 AM   #23
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A lift would make it easier but you could do it on blocks or floor jacks. Its pretty easy especially if you get the whole kit because you change everything!
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:03 PM   #24
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are there any other good alternatives to Eibach. full kits that might be a little cheaper?
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That's basically the only kit. I would only do springs and lcas and UCA, I personally think its the same but your choice
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are UCAs necessary if I have LcAs
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:40 PM   #27
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Yea you will need it because it will be lowered and your driveshaft pinion angle will be wrong. All it is is a adjustable bracket that goes on top of the axle. I suggest it it's not that expensive
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so I'm looking at $1k+ for Eibach full kit. LCAs and UCAs and probably. panhard bar?
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Yeap or you could go springs UCA and LCAs for about 5 and its the exact same. But yea that's a lot for just suspension but its a good kit I'm just not a track racer so I'm good with springs lol
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If you are still researching alternatives, check out BMR springs. They may not be as aggressive for autocross, etc, but seem to have a good reputation for retaining stock ride quality. Blow By Racing has used the BMR springs in the past for the dragstrip because they are softer and load better on launch for the 1/4 mile. Depending on how your alignment ends up camber bolts and adjustable panhard bar may be needed. From talking to Kelly at BMR the LCA, LCA reloc brackets, and bumpsteer kit have performance benefits but are not necessary (and this is when my wallet was open and I was in a buying mood). If you shop around you may be able to find a shop to install everything at a reasonable price. I called 3 mustang shops and got quotes around $600+ for install only! Found a drift shop with a good reputation and they are installing everything for $185... once my Koni's get off backorder.
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But its all about performance, and I figure of your gonna do it do it right. Good info to know though all my stuff is BMR besides springs
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But its all about performance, and I figure of your gonna do it do it right. Good info to know though all my stuff is BMR besides springs
Very true! Who wouldn't get a kick out of screeching though a turn like a go kart with a huge grin on their face! The eibach springs have an awesome reputation and many happy sixxer testimonials... and it seems like their is always something to tweak on our rides to make them better (and our wallets lighter)!
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That's how mine is I love it I'm out maneuvering my friend his mr2 with a race set up lol. I'm just glad I use a card so it doesn't actually get lighter haha
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Yeap or you could go springs UCA and LCAs for about 5 and its the exact same. But yea that's a lot for just suspension but its a good kit I'm just not a track racer so I'm good with springs lol
I'm not a track racer either. I jus want better handling and help with my 60
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Then just get springs and lcas and you'll be more than satisfied and you'll save your wallet. Then money for more fun go fast parts lol
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