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Old 01-22-2009, 08:26 PM   #21
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ENTCEE please ... give us your wheels / Tire sizes. Also "Eibach pro system" part number, will be helpfull to all.
The Eibach part number is 4.6720.780.
http://eibach.com/cgi-bin/htmlos.exe...89132300000152

All 4 rims/tires are 18x8.5 +40 235/40/18
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:01 PM   #22
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To be honest, the front of your car in the pics looks a little too high for race springs. (It almost looks like the rear is lower than the front) It is possible that the strut was not seated completely into the steering knuckle. This happened to me, the installer did not slide it ALL the way in. Once he did, it lowered it another inch. (Of course my pics above are after the struts were seated completely).

The pic of the car in this post has H&R race springs too and the front tire looks almost tucked. (and of course you can see the rake).
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...5&postcount=22

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Maybe the shop f'd up and gave me the touring kit instead

Oh well, that car is long gone.
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:04 PM   #23
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The Eibach part number is 4.6720.780.
http://eibach.com/cgi-bin/htmlos.exe...89132300000152

All 4 rims/tires are 18x8.5 +40 235/40/18
Excellent dear friend ,,, you save me hours of try & error. Thanks you very much
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:26 AM   #24
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Old 02-16-2009, 02:09 AM   #25
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looks awesome, i agree with you on the raked look (i have race springs)
What do you mean by raked?
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:59 PM   #26
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They mean the rear of the car is higher than the front, thus giving the car a "raked" stance.
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:19 PM   #27
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entcee does your car have sport package?
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:27 PM   #28
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entcee does your car have sport package?
Yes, however a non-sport will look the same with these springs/shocks installed. On a sport package car, this kit will lower the car ~1.2", on a non-sport car, it will lower it ~1.8"
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:54 PM   #29
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why urs doesn't look lower then mine?

I am on FSD and Pro-Kit and my front has no gap and rear is tucked...
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:56 AM   #30
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why urs doesn't look lower then mine?

I am on FSD and Pro-Kit and my front has no gap and rear is tucked...
What is the part number of the springs you installed?

The only thing I can think of is that the pics I took were right after my springs were installed. They have now settled a bit and I would consider the front to be slightly tucked and the rear looks more tucked than the front. I will see if I can take new pics soon.

There is only .4" fifference between the pro and sportlines springs.

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Old 02-18-2009, 11:07 AM   #31
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but with .4 is alot. Post pics after alignement and after 2 weeks of driving...
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:05 PM   #32
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Looks good. Does anyone know if eibach shocks/struts work well with other brands of aftermarket springs (H&R)?
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:32 PM   #33
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Looks nice, are you still riding on the stock shocks?
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:12 PM   #34
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but with .4 is alot. Post pics after alignement and after 2 weeks of driving...
My 1st post was 1/1/09 so they have been on my car for about 6 weeks. Do you want me to wait another 2 weeks before taking the picture? Also, an alignment will not have any bearing on the ride height.

Do you know the part number of the springs you installed on your car? Yours looks lower than others on this site that have the pro springs. (others with pro springs do not have the rear tucked at all). Maybe you got sportlines by mistake?

Can you take a straight on shot of the front and rear tires so I can see the ride height better?

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Old 02-19-2009, 04:44 PM   #35
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My 1st post was 1/1/09 so they have been on my car for about 6 weeks. Do you want me to wait another 2 weeks before taking the picture? Also, an alignment will not have any bearing on the ride height.

Do you know the part number of the springs you installed on your car? Yours looks lower than others on this site that have the pro springs. (others with pro springs do not have the rear tucked at all). Maybe you got sportlines by mistake?

Can you take a straight on shot of the front and rear tires so I can see the ride height better?
Didn't pay attention with dates. Naw go ahead and take pics. I will take mine next week. Since my Camera is at my home home not college home. I know these are not SportLine cause they are not Red.

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Old 02-21-2009, 02:24 AM   #36
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so this sportline system is softer (meaning more tolerable ride on rough road) but provide more control on turns compared to OEM sport suspension?

this might be what i was looking for.
I was considering H&R Sport spring w/Bilstein Sport but it seems like the set up is tad harsher than OEM sport pkg.

how many miles were on OEM suspension? and how was the condition when it was taken off?
were shocks holding its pressure? weakened or blown?
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:46 AM   #37
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I had approx 80k miles on the old suspension. There was nothing visibly wrong with the stock suspension when it was removed.

I think this suspension is softer at low speeds (like in a residential neighborhood) It takes bumps and dips very softly. When cornering at any speed, it feels nice and stiff. However, if you are going fast (45+) and hit a small bump, you will feel it and it will feel harsh. On an interstate that I rarely travel, there are some voids in the road every few hundred feet (not sure if they are doing construction and will fix it or not) but they jar the car and make it feel that you have no suspension at all. Of course having low profile tires makes this even worse.
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:26 PM   #38
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I also have FSD and Pro-kit, and mine is the same as yours -- no gap in front, and slightly tucked in the rear. I'm also wondering why the OP's sportline springs do not look lower. Maybe we get more of a drop with the FSD's?

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why urs doesn't look lower then mine?

I am on FSD and Pro-Kit and my front has no gap and rear is tucked...
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Old 02-22-2009, 12:26 AM   #39
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They must. Here are some pics of others with Eibach Pro springs and I am much lower than them.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...76&postcount=6

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...20&postcount=1
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:46 PM   #40
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Here is my vert on FSD and Eibach Pro Kit. Fronts are a 1 finger gap. Rear is slightly tucked.





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