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Old 02-09-2019, 07:21 AM   #1
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Default GD Eibach Pro-Kit Lowering Springs?

Looking to lower my currently stock height car a little bit on a budget (07 wrx). Iíve had my eye on the Eibach pro kit lowering springs but I canít find any reviews for the GD anywhere or any pics of them installed.

Anyone on here running them? How do you like them? And how much drop did you get from them? Post pics of you have any! Thank you
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:00 PM   #2
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:11 PM   #3
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I've been through my fair share of lowering springs. 90% of them are crap. They lower, give you less suspension travel, crappier ride, worse handling. Using stock struts makes all those worse.

Do yourself a favor and go with a spring that's lower, but has a much higher spring rate. I would highly recommend new struts for an extra $500. Don't go with a spring that's higher than stock STI spring rates (223/195lbs) with good stock condition struts for sure.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:47 PM   #4
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There are few companies I'd buy springs from, but Eibach is one. They have been around a long time and have a lot of experience in matching spring rates to dampers. If you notice, their springs don't make the wheel arches perfectly level. This is purposely, to keep suspension geometry correct. Get ahold of member username 2pot and ask his advice. He's had group buys on P11L springs for the 93-01 imprezas and I believe they were made by Eibach. I'm running them on normal kyb struts and the ride AND handling are amazing. I realize yours is a GD, but he may have some helpful insight.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:51 AM   #5
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I've been through my fair share of lowering springs. 90% of them are crap. They lower, give you less suspension travel, crappier ride, worse handling. Using stock struts makes all those worse.

Do yourself a favor and go with a spring that's lower, but has a much higher spring rate. I would highly recommend new struts for an extra $500. Don't go with a spring that's higher than stock STI spring rates (223/195lbs) with good stock condition struts for sure.
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totally agree. most lowering springs are too soft for how low they go. form before function is always a bad decision.
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Old 02-15-2019, 03:27 PM   #6
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I had them for the '02/'03 and found them a bit too soft. I just put on some STi takeoffs last weekend and am much happier. Not hitting the bumpstops as often and less bodyroll.
Not sure how the rates and height differs from the '06/'07 but they looked pretty good - maybe a bit low in the rear. Sorry didn't snap any pics.
I've been through multiple suspension setups in a short period of time and think I'm going to stick with the STi springs. Going to make some strut spacers for the rear this weekend.
If you could use the '02 springs (rears are not tapered like the later ones) I'd make you a killer deal on them.
Good luck on finding the right setup!
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