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Old 05-16-2000, 10:24 PM   #1
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Question H&R and Eibachs Soft??

All of you guys and gals with H&R's and Eibach's, wonder if you noticed this:

Can you compress the springs easily with your hands or with your body weight? I compressed my stock springs, and it was as stiff as heck - I could not even go down 1/2 in without jumping on it hard.

But my Eibachs, felt soft.

People with performance springs and AGX struts: What is the setting on your struts for city driving? I was running 2f/4r and have somehow worked my way down to 1f/2r - dont know if I'm getting soft, or I'm really getting sensitive to the settings.

What are you feelings/experiences. H&R add in "http://www.autob1.com/Html/Subaru_Experience/Subaru_Experience.htm"

says they are not harsh at all.....is this true? May be with stock shocks, but what about AGX....and at what setting does it become harsh?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-16-2000, 10:27 PM   #2
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I find the Eibachs soft as well but haven't installed yet. Compared to other stock springs, Eibachs are like jello.
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Old 05-17-2000, 01:37 AM   #3
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I always thought that they were soft to allow them to be used on standard struts at full droop without dislocating or rattling but at the same time lower the car

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Old 05-17-2000, 06:27 AM   #4
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I am running my H&R - KYB/AGX set up at
2F/5R everyday... and it doesn't seem too harsh to me, but that's me.

The springs are actually not too stiff. I ran just the H&R's w/the stock struts for almost 9 months. It never seemed harsh, stiff, too much.... with the struts, that's a different story - but by choice.

it all depends on your preference... I drive my car fairly 'spiritedly' so I keep my struts turned up a bit... I imagine if i was to turn them down it'd be a much softer ride.
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Old 05-17-2000, 10:06 AM   #5
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I would like to reinforce Subia Gal's opinion on the H&R's. I owe it to her that I got these springs, and I LOVE them on my Legacy! I run Eibach/KYB setup on my turbo DSM, and it feels more 'bouncy' than the H&R's on the Legacy with the stock shocks. The stock shocks on the Legacy are pretty nice, atleast enough to work for a while with the H&R's. The car dropped about 1.5" with the H&R's, and my DSM dropped only 1" or so with the Eibachs. But, the Laser is MUCH lighter than the Legacy.

I would get the H&R's, this is my first time using them, but I think they rock.

If you want to see before/after pics of my Legacy with the springs, go to:

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Old 05-18-2000, 05:35 PM   #6
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try gripping the wide linear coils and compressing those then compare to a similar compression of a H&R spring... Dunno about the Eibach Pro-Kit's but my Prodrive/Eibach's are slightly stiffer than H&R's -- the progressive coils are the really soft ones...

1/2 is about the same as stock (at least on rebound), my daily settings are 2/3, 3/5 for the heavy duty stuff.
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Old 05-18-2000, 10:47 PM   #7
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Thanks guys for the info. I'm now on 2f/3r since last weekend. Going from1 to 2 in front makes a big difference in front roll. May be next week I might try 1/1.....feeling a bit like driving a pillow

You know with the RE-92's I feel like the car is pushing high 0.8G's.....may be around 0.86+........I wonder what kind of superhuman grip something like Toyo's will provide.

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