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Old 10-25-2013, 05:38 PM   #1
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Feedback on H&r race springs

I finally had some decent time to drive my car with h&r race springs.
The drop looks good, but I will no longer part in driveway...
The stiffness is good and bad. On curves it handles so perfectly, but using race springs for DD might not be for everyone. Every bump, every crack, hell I can feel a patch on the road that sits 1/8" higher than the road.

Either way I am happy, might have to trade for sport springs because they are supposed to be softer, but who knows.
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:00 PM   #2
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I ran these springs for around 6 months with Bilstein sport dampers. The handling was impressive, but during that time I bent two wheels. I ended up replacing them with Eibach Pro-Kit springs and Eibach sway bars. I found this second setup to be much more desirable. The ride was a bit more practical for daily use, but the sway bars really made the car stick to the ground.
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:57 PM   #3
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Thx...I was wondering the same
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:09 PM   #4
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I ran these springs for around 6 months with Bilstein sport dampers. The handling was impressive, but during that time I bent two wheels. I ended up replacing them with Eibach Pro-Kit springs and Eibach sway bars. I found this second setup to be much more desirable. The ride was a bit more practical for daily use, but the sway bars really made the car stick to the ground.
What wheels did you run? 18s or 19s?
If you bent 18" then I will not be surprised if I bend 19" wheels even faster.
Not to even mention shitty roads.

Would you say that eibach springs made car stick to the ground less? I found good local deal on eibach sway bars.
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:21 PM   #5
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The sidewall thickness of the tires makes a big difference. I was running HR Race on Bilstein Sports, UUC Sways, Meyli FCABA, Rouge Engineering RSM's, Power Flex RTAB's, ACS Strut Bar, 18" Iforge Senakas and 40 series tires all around for about 10 years.

Handling: 5 of 5
Comfort: 3 of 5 I dont care too much about this. The car is too fun to drive to notice

Just changed to HR Sports springs this year.

Handling: 4 of 5
Comfort: 3.5 of 5
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