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Old 08-23-2008, 02:39 PM   #1
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Eibach Sways =[

I just read an entire post on which sways to get and NOBODY said Eibach. That's fine, the problem is they're already on my car lol

I do notice a difference over stock, but I get a clunk over bumps...is that clunk my sway hitting something? If so, is it BAD for my car or just an annoyance?

Also, since the post a read didnt even mention eibach sways...what's your opinion on them?...Dont be shy either, i wanna hear it.

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Old 08-24-2008, 03:03 AM   #2
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Most people recommend the Hotchkis sways because they're the thickest and adjustible. The H&R/Turner are also adjustable so that's why they rank very high as well.
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Old 08-24-2008, 03:07 AM   #3
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The clunk isn't good, because it could be hitting your control arms which are already prone to failure... I just installed two H&R sways to go with my cupkit and I love them... no clunking at all - thank god. There is a test where you put blue tape around your control arm & other suspension components near the sways and then put yellow paint on the sway and drive until you hear a couple clunks and then check where the paint is on the tape... I read it somewhere on the forum and it sounds like a good idea, all though I have never had that issue myself. Good Luck!
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:50 AM   #4
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I got the Eibach sways, along with Eibach Pro springs & shocks
Just drove 8 laps on the Nürburgring with them, great handling

Got some clunking noise at the front, but it turned out to be shot endlinks, so an easy fix!

Got the front ones on the medium setting.

If you already have them installed, keep 'em!
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:41 AM   #5
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If memory serves correctly, the Eibach sways are the same dimension as the H&R/Turner sways and for all practical purposes I'd regard them as equivalent.

The "clunk" is most commonly an endlink adjustment problem in the rear, but you should check also check out the fronts as Hindmost suggested
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:30 PM   #6
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Could be rear shock mounts as well if you still have the stock ones?
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Old 08-25-2008, 04:42 PM   #7
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nah i have ground control rear shock mounts...ground control endlinks up front. i suspected the endlinks, but my shop says theres nothing wrong with them...should i take a look at the rear endlinks and maybe take another look at the front ones?
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:26 PM   #8
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Well. I had koni sports with GC rsm's and they started to clunk not too long after I installed them. So much so that I scrapped em and went full Eibach Prokit. I wouldn't rule it out. Try having someone sit in the back seat with the seats folded down and listen for the noise.
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