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Old 09-09-2011, 08:17 PM   #1
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Arrow Eibach Pro Plus Kit: who has it?

I'm thinking about buying the Eibach Pro Plus kit which includes lowering springs and anti-roll sway bars. Does anyone have this kit on their car? Did you notice a major difference with it? Recommend it? Thanks
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:36 AM   #2
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Getting installed Tuesday, but I am also installing a full bushing kit... so my review would be a little off.

I found the pro plus kit online for only 430 or 460 free shipping...A couple guys have complained about quality of Eibach sways (no one has mentioned anything about the springs except that they are cold wound). However, I personally spoke with numerous members on this website who have been autocrossing w/ the pro plus the last 2 years with absolutely no issues and no complaints. I have not see anyone with physical defects or proof of failure while running this kit on the 5th gen.

I do admit, the best customer service you will get will be with Pedders, Hotchkis, Pfadt, and BMR... You won't find many (if any) Eibach reps on this webpage helping out, but I couldn't pass up on 400 bucks after I dropped 400 more for bushings (another 200 for install, timing, and alignment). Customer service was not worth a 33% cost to me when it comes with warranty...

A majority of suppliers here say do the subframe inserts and bushings first... you can get stage one bushing kits for less than 300 and some full bushing kits for less than 499.

Send me a message, and I will let you know who I went through to get my full bushing kit and sways/springs for less than 800 for a top tier suspension company kit.
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:57 AM   #3
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Hey don't forget us lol. I'm on here all the time. Not all of us are that much more than the pro kit. I could come with in less than $100 than the 460 price in the post above. For what you would get it would be a bargain. The pro kit too is not a bad kit but it is not as well built as some of the others out there.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:19 AM   #4
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...oh and don't forget 2quick

Although, he needs to set up shop here in Orlando...little lonely up here
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:13 PM   #5
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I'm thinking about buying the Eibach Pro Plus kit which includes lowering springs and anti-roll sway bars. Does anyone have this kit on their car? Did you notice a major difference with it? Recommend it? Thanks
I have the Eibach Springs/Sways and they work well. They are not on the boards here cheerleading for their products, but they work well for a good price. Hurst Performance Vehicles use them on their Camaro's, I saw them on their Camaro and the boxes of inventory on their shelves for production when we were there for an open house.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:33 PM   #6
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I have their Pro Spring Kit and have had no issues in the two+ years they have been on the car. Ride quality and handling is great.

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Old 09-10-2011, 09:29 PM   #7
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FEN makes it a little unfair with the side profile picture and the CCWs lol
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:36 PM   #8
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Fens car doesn't look any lower than my car stock?
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It sits 1" lower after the install. Its most likely due to the angle that the pics were taken. The side shots i have are hard to make out due to the color of the car.

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Old 09-11-2011, 10:15 PM   #10
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The cars in the first two pics have stock suspensions and you can see that they both sit higher than mine.





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Old 09-11-2011, 11:38 PM   #11
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Getting installed Tuesday, but I am also installing a full bushing kit... so my review would be a little off.

I found the pro plus kit online for only 430 or 460 free shipping...A couple guys have complained about quality of Eibach sways (no one has mentioned anything about the springs except that they are cold wound). However, I personally spoke with numerous members on this website who have been autocrossing w/ the pro plus the last 2 years with absolutely no issues and no complaints. I have not see anyone with physical defects or proof of failure while running this kit on the 5th gen.

I do admit, the best customer service you will get will be with Pedders, Hotchkis, Pfadt, and BMR... You won't find many (if any) Eibach reps on this webpage helping out, but I couldn't pass up on 400 bucks after I dropped 400 more for bushings (another 200 for install, timing, and alignment). Customer service was not worth a 33% cost to me when it comes with warranty...

A majority of suppliers here say do the subframe inserts and bushings first... you can get stage one bushing kits for less than 300 and some full bushing kits for less than 499.

Send me a message, and I will let you know who I went through to get my full bushing kit and sways/springs for less than 800 for a top tier suspension company kit.
This is why I will not be going with eibach, There are plenty of vendors here who sell them, but not rep from eibach like we do with all those already mentioned, eibach is like the only spring maker who is NOT here...
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:18 AM   #12
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This is why I will not be going with eibach, There are plenty of vendors here who sell them, but not rep from eibach like we do with all those already mentioned, eibach is like the only spring maker who is NOT here...
..and like I said. That means a lot to some people, but that isn't a direct correlation with their quality. I started a separate thread, if NO one responded.. I would have bailed on the thought. Instead I had a few guys who actually auto crossed their vehicles, which I won't be doing. This is a DD. However, I wanted Hotchkis and Pedders. For me to get the equivalent would have cost me 400 additional dollars. Eibach has the same warranties, 400 dollars is not worth having a rep on this site to me..

I went with Hotchkis for chassis brace and strut tower, and also purchased a complete bushing kit. I don't think either of us are right or wrong, but finding a knowledgeable installer who can stick his head under the car to resolve any issues was worth more to me.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:23 AM   #13
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I have had the eibach pro kit springs on my car for about 2 years and auto crossed some. No issues whatsoever.
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It sits 1" lower after the install. Its most likely due to the angle that the pics were taken. The side shots i have are hard to make out due to the color of the car.

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Thanks, my car sits low for stock.
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