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Old 01-16-2010, 12:23 AM   #26
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would I need to order new dampers if I do the Eibach lowering springs or can I use the stock ones?
No need to have any extra parts. I've had the Eibachs on for a week+ and love every minute of driving it. As part of the install you'll cut about an inch off the bump stops. My car was lowered exactly 1 inch. Was 30" to the top of the fender well and now it's 29".

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Old 01-16-2010, 12:25 AM   #27
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Hello again,

The site I ordered the springs from was www.Streetsideauto.com I found them by doing a search on google of the Eibach Spring P/N which is 38144.140. I just went through all of the online stores until I found the best deal. On that day, 12/27/09, they had a holiday discount code worth $25 off. The springs were $219 with free shipping -$25 which brought the total to $194. Delivery was quick. I think they shipped the day after I ordered them and they came from Kansas via Fed Ex Ground in 3-4 days.

The do not have that discount code anymore, but they do have one that is $20 off orders of $220 or more. Unfortunately the springs are $219.68 which doesn't quite make the total. However, if you add PN: 49102 "Blind Sport Mirror for $1.31, it brings your total to $220.99. Add discount code "WINTER20" and it brings the total to $200.99. Not bad considering it includes shipping and no tax and not to mention a small mirror. hahaha. I just tried it so I know it works. Hope that is helpful. Customer service is the one that suggested the mirror so that was cool. They told me their codes change daily.
thank you for the info on that site where u ordered your springs from. I decided to get the same ones and I was about to spend $300 for the same exact set on a different site. your link along with a disc code brought my grand total to something like $194 shipped.

that's great!
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:53 AM   #28
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I think a lot of depends on where you live as well. I love the roads in Jacksonville, FL. But I don't think I would drop as low if I live in Detroit or anywhere that gets snow. Just for the reason their roads seem to be in pretty bad shape.
No regrets for me!! Adjustable coilovers is the best way to go.

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Old 01-16-2010, 03:22 PM   #29
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with adjustable coil overs you can adjust the ride height without having to take the thing apart correct?
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:49 AM   #30
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Just dropped ours today on H&R. Only complaint is I now have to angle into our driveway. Worth it for the look. See how I feel in a few weeks.
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:12 PM   #31
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H&R springs, installed (about and hour) and alignment for $254.00 Love them but if you have the money go with Coil Overs.

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Old 01-17-2010, 07:41 PM   #32
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Cool I did H&R on ours as well (as mentioned above)




I agree, if you have the money do coilovers however for the $200 I have in these, hard to beat the look.
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:04 PM   #33
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What's the difference between springs and coil overs?
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:06 PM   #34
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What's the difference between springs and coil overs?
On most coilover kits you can adjust all sort of settings on them. Raise the car, or lower it. They are totally worth the money, but they arent cheap!
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:06 PM   #35
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Just curious if anyone had or has had any issues with rub? I know on my Honda Element I used Tein Coilovers but still had rub issues. My rear fenders needed to be cut out but I see on C5 there is no issue for that since the wheels would go up in the wheel well without rub. Just curious anyone had any problems. I agree that closing the wheel gap looks so much better and the stance becomes aggressive!
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:25 AM   #36
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On most coilover kits you can adjust all sort of settings on them. Raise the car, or lower it. They are totally worth the money, but they arent cheap!
thanks for the answer man. what's the range on pricing for those ?
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:54 AM   #37
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thanks for the answer man. what's the range on pricing for those ?
It really depends on how flexible you want the coilovers to be. Basic coilover kits that allow you to raise and lower the car are around 1200 for the KW V1 (basic coilovers) , the KW V3 (very nice coilovers) that has tons of options to maximize your suspension run around $1800-2500 depending on the brand.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:40 AM   #38
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with adjustable coil overs you can adjust the ride height without having to take the thing apart correct?
You only have to take your wheel off.
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:03 AM   #40
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ok another question, do drop springs void the warranty? im trying to do different things that wont really mess with the warranty. any info is appreciated
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:50 PM   #41
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You only have to take your wheel off.
You don't have to remove anything with the Pedders suspension. There are adjustment knobs on the top of the strut towers for the front and you just have to crawl underneath the car and adjust the knobs near the bottom of the coilovers on the rear.
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You don't have to remove anything with the Pedders suspension. There are adjustment knobs on the top of the strut towers for the front and you just have to crawl underneath the car and adjust the knobs near the bottom of the coilovers on the rear.
The same on the BC Racing for adjusting hardness and softness.
But if you want to adjust the height you have to take the wheel off.

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Old 01-19-2010, 10:43 PM   #43
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So you are going to install coilovers? Was the spring replacement just a temp solution to coilovers? I'm shopping for coilovers right now as I want to run 19x10.5's up front. It seems that everyone is going with springs instead of coilovers...
I thought springs with only a one inch drop would work for me. Pedders doesn't recommend cutting the bump stops ( I asked ). I didn't realize how easy they would bottom. Going to coil overs you can lower and still retain the stock travel, so it shouldn't bottom out.....
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Exactly why I got the coilovers. I don't like harsh ride quality from lack of travel and I don't like the idea of cutting the bumpstops. I still have yet to install mine.
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:53 AM   #45
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The same on the BC Racing for adjusting hardness and softness.
But if you want to adjust the height you have to take the wheel off.

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You are correct sir, I did not see the adjusting the "ride height" part of the question.
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You are correct sir, I did not see the adjusting the "ride height" part of the question.
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:10 PM   #47
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I have the Eibach 1" springs and am running CCW 20x10's up front w/275/40/20's and 20x11.5's in the rear w/305/35/20's and have not cut the bumpstops.I have not yet experienced any bottoming out issues althouigh it does ride a little stiffer.I have the money on hand to install coilovers but do not see the need.....think i will spend this money on LT's,Hi-Flo cats and full exhaust. Just my .02
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