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Old 11-02-2000, 05:08 PM   #1
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Post Whooee! Big drop from the Eibachs!

Apparently, the KYB AGXs also sit a bit lower, so even though the Eibachs only drop the car an inch, that coupled with the KYBs means you get a look that verges on slammed.

It handles quite well, but I'm not sure I like it as a matter of practicality.

We'll have to see. I might also explore other spring options, or go back to the stock springs with the KYBs, unless there's something with less of a drop. The FHI Legacy springs are supposed to only have a 3/4 inch drop. Does anyone know if that's true or not?

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Old 11-02-2000, 07:09 PM   #2
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Old 11-02-2000, 08:27 PM   #3
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I installed the whole shebang. I visited a racing driver friend of mine to let him drive the car, and he was really thrilled with it. He said it was "fantastic," and felt really good, a nice blend of comfort and stiffness. He was whipping it through corners faster than I would have had the nerve to, and it was just on rails! He also marveled at how neutral the chassis was now.

I came away feeling a lot better about the situation. He also did a suspension weighting test, and said it wouldn't ever rub, so I shouldn't worry about that, and that I wasn't hitting the bump stops. He even flogged it down some cobblestoned (bricks in poor repair, actually) streets.

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Old 11-02-2000, 08:37 PM   #4
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It's amazing what you can do to these cars with just a few modifications.
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Old 11-03-2000, 03:29 PM   #5
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Dumb Question- what are the FHI Legacy Springs? Don't think I've ever heard of these. The lowest drop I've seen is the Prodrive/Eibach springs which are no longer made and which were originally set-up for the first gen. Legacy, but a lot of people got em for the 95-99s. They were at SPD and really did have less than 1" front & back. Also, it almost sounds like the H&R springs have a smaller drop- check ForceFED's pix. I actually thought my car w/ AGX & Stockers rode higher initially.
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Old 11-03-2000, 04:43 PM   #6
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No, mine sits slightly higher than ForceFed's, though his does look sweeet!

As I said, I'm thrilled immensely with the handling which is night and day, nor did I realize the braking improvements that also are derived from this setup. Color me impressed, though I might try the silicone hose method for just a tad more height.

If anyone has done this, how much raise do you get?

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Old 11-03-2000, 06:15 PM   #7
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my H & R's that i got from subiegal dropped it 1 1/2 inches. and i love it.. corners sweet...
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Old 11-03-2000, 09:04 PM   #8
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Gumball, I saw the FHI Legacy springs listed at a website, I believe the SPO site, or someone similar. They, like the Eibachs, promise a 3/4-inch drop. Eibach was lying like a carpet, though the car handles like an SOB. Ride height could be an issue in the Chicago snows, though.

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Old 11-03-2000, 09:21 PM   #9
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If anyone has done this, how much raise do you get?
if you use a thick walled tubing you'll get about a .2 to .3" ride height change if you put it on both ends. There's even thicker walled tubing out there (like 1" walls) but it becomes impossible to put on. Adding rubber seating will get you at most a 1/2" change...
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Old 11-04-2000, 09:21 PM   #10
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Boy, a half-inch would be almost perfect. Can you add rubber seating to the fronts and rears? And by the way, what IS rubber seating, and where do you get it?

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