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Old 01-13-2001, 10:11 PM   #1
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what lowering springs do all you 97-99 legacy GT sedan owners have on your ride? Ive been looking at the eibach pro-kit. is it any good?
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Old 01-13-2001, 11:13 PM   #2
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My recommedations are the following :

TEIN soft
H&R's
KG/MM

Either go w/ AGX's or the V5 struts... I've tried the AGX's w/ TEIN's as well as the H&R's w/ V5's Both are great.. depends if you want adjustablity
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Old 01-14-2001, 12:39 AM   #3
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Depends on the drop you want. Do a search on Eibach within the Legacy forum, but there have been some rather precipitous plummets with the Eibachs, me included.

Dale at Teague's has springs that offer the mildest drop I know of if that's your fancy, between 3/4-1", from Whiteline. He has a set on his project Legacy and is quite fond of them.

I have heard really good things about H&Rs, but the drop is over an inch, and ditto for the Teins, I believe.

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Old 01-14-2001, 10:53 AM   #4
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I've heard that some struts can help to correct for drop too. A guy at a meet told me that the KYBs hae their spring perches mounted a little higher, so that a lowering spring will not be quite as low when mounted with these struts. Does anyone know if there's any truth to this? Thanks.
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Old 01-14-2001, 10:58 AM   #5
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Dunno about that. I had AGXs when I got the big slam from the Eibachs. On the other hand, the AGXs sat higher than stock with the stock GT springs.

How's that for confusing information?

I do recall hearing that their gas charged nature makes them sit a tad higher than stock struts, which was borne out by my experience with them.

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Old 01-14-2001, 02:14 PM   #6
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i just want something that gives me over an inch drop and i want to keep my stock struts. what should i get? the eibachs?
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Old 01-14-2001, 02:32 PM   #7
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If you're going to keep your stock struts, I wouldn't recommed on getting lowering springs at all... b/c your stock struts cannot keep up, they will be underdampened, and you'll have to swap out your stock struts really soon. I think that ForceFed had H&R's on stock struts for awhile though.... don't know how long they lasted.
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Old 01-14-2001, 02:49 PM   #8
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how much would the eibach springs and new good struts cost me?
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Old 01-14-2001, 03:09 PM   #9
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I'd go H&R before I go Eibach, especially if you want more than an inch down. SPO Motorsports was trying to blow out H&Rs last time I talked to Scott. Then check out the V.5 strut GB over in the Vendor classifieds. You can probably get out for under $500.

And I'm with GTBGUY...don't lower with the stock struts. You won't like it. If anything, you're better off with uprated struts and stock springs.

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Old 01-14-2001, 03:53 PM   #10
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so i would need those struts and the h&r springs? not the v5 springs, but just the v5 struts and h&r springs, right?
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Old 01-14-2001, 05:31 PM   #11
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gimpless - yes that's right... H&R's w/ V5 struts... not a bad combo, but if you want adjustability, go w/ AGX's.

If you want to slam your car even more, go with TEIN's. There's a GB going on for AGX's and TEIN's. I've set-up one for us Canadian guys through Chris @ TRi Tuning. keep in mind this combo will be more $, but you'll have adjustability for dampining, as well as a lower stance than the H&R's.
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