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Old 03-04-2003, 08:58 PM   #1
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Default Eibach Springs-more than one?

I am confused. Again.

I was going to order the Eibach springs from spdusa. On their web page, they list them for $218, with a 3/4" drop:
http://www.spdusa.com/new_page_9.htm

I assumed that this was different than the Eibach ProKit, which has a 1.2" front drop, 1.0" rear drop according to the people at modacar.com; they also told me there is only 1 Eibach spring kit for the WRX, the ProKit (which they have for $209).

The Eibach web site only lists the Prokit, with 1.3" front drop, 1.0 rear.

So, is there one or two? Is the spdusa kit an old setup? And if only one, what is the drop? I'm not looking for appearance, but track performance and also driveability on the potholed streets of Chicago.

I trust the numbers from Eibach's site, and probably can call spd. but figured I'd get a more thorough response here.

On a related note, what camber bolts do you recommend? I want to be able to dial in minimum of 1.5 degrees negative in the front.

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Old 03-06-2003, 12:01 AM   #2
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C'mon, no help?
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Old 03-06-2003, 02:07 AM   #3
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I've never heard of a different set of springs made by Eibach for the WRX other than the Prokit. Most people got the prokit. I looked on the spdusa site and couldn't find the springs for $209. Most places sell them for about $240. Retail is $338.

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i believe eibach makes two sets.
the pro-kit - which will 100% for sure fit your wrx
and the sportline - not sure if it can be run on wrx.

i know the sportline is slightly cheaper than the prokit. but the prokit is meant for street use.
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Old 03-06-2003, 09:37 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies.

The link to SPD above goes to their page, which overnight now has TWO Eibach kits; the original one I saw, now for $218, and the ProKit for $256. I am still waiting for a reply from them, since Eibach only lists one set of springs, the ProKit, as being available for the WRX.

Now I am a bit undecided. I don't want too much drop; a friend has the Whiteline springs, which I think are only 1" or less in drop. I am not looking for appearance or wheel gap reduction. My main goal is handling, especially at the track, while not sacrificing daily ride.

Another question-camber bolts. Is there one preferred one, that will allow at least 1.5 degree negative camber?

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Old 03-06-2003, 11:44 AM   #6
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I have the Prokit springs on stock struts and like them very much.
They dropped my '02 sedan the advertised amount(~1.2"F, and 1.0"R----just right for my taste). I have 17" SSR's with 225/45's and no rubbing.
I think the 'other' springs may be 'slamming' springs, and unsuitable for Chi-town or the track.
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I am not looking for appearance or wheel gap reduction. My main goal is handling, especially at the track, while not sacrificing daily ride.

Another question-camber bolts. Is there one preferred one, that will allow at least 1.5 degree negative camber?

Thanks again,
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you might not want to get the eibachs if you're going on the track because it's progressive rate so it won't be as predictable. the front already has eccentric bolts for camber, if you need more you should get adjustable strut tops. in the rear with just about any camber bolt you'll have sort of the same range as the front, so if you want more/less get rear adjustable strut tops too.
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Old 03-06-2003, 10:03 PM   #8
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Thanks all for the help/advice.

Epilogue: I think I am going with the Whiteline springs. Although clearly not as common or popular as the Eibachs, I have heard good things and have a friend who uses them with good results on the track.

Little confused about tdxflex's comment. Are camber plates the only way to get additional negative camber in the front? It is my understanding that the stock bolts only allow 0.75 degree negative camber, and thought aftermarket bolts allow more.
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aftermarket camber bolts are usually used in the rear because there are none back there. i was able to get -1.4 camber in the front with my eibachs with the stock bolts, i doubt any aftermarket ones would have more range, the size of the bolt would be so small to make a bigger "egg-shape" (for more adjustability) that i wouldn't trust it holding up. might be able to get a tiny bit more adjustability if you use camber bolts to replace the bottom 19mm strut bolt, but i doubt you'll get much more.
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