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So i was thinking about lowering my fiat and i have a few questions. I dont have the money for coilover so im just going to go with lowering springs and i think i want to go with the eibach pro kit, but 500 madness has a kit that drops the car about the same. What do you guys think? and will lowering springs wear out the shocks or struts any faster? i have never really done mods to my car and i just want to pick the right products.
 

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We're divided on here. Eicrap vs H&R. You know which side I'm on.
 

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I've used Eibach springs in many different cars. I like them and will continue to use them. I think they make a good product.
 

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oh, I've had H&Rs on 2 VWs and an Audi. Also a good product.
 

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I've had confusion on two fords and a nissan. Also a good product.
 

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i confused the fiat dealer and traded in a ford
used eibachs on all my rx7's
i might just clip my rear spring like Zonker check out his 600's height and videos on
you tube.....
 

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I've had my first experience with Eibach springs recently. Wow, what a product. :) I wouldn't know what to recommend in regards to the 500 selection just yet, but the Pro kit does not disappoint.
 

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I'm trying to decide as well. I've spoken with RRM and Maddness and still am undecided with the few spring options available.
 

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I had eibachs on a previous car. No problems ever. Had a friend buy H&R for a mercedes c class. they broke. Also the factory ones break, that might have been a mercedes design fault on that car.
 

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Has anyone here done a side by side comparison with stance, feel, ride quality, etc?
 

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I have run Eibachs on my CC for the past 2 years/53k miles and on past cars. They do a good job designing the spring to work with the stock dampers. I have no experience with H & R's so I can't comment. With most coil overs you get ride height adjustability and spending more will get you dampening adjustability. Unless you plan on tracking the car, I would just do the springs with the stock dampers.
 

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Sagging on the Eibachs for me, never again.
 

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I'm personally debating springs now (h&r/madness/eibach) or save up and pick up a set of coilovers (st/bc) closer to the summer...

For those of you that have springs, do you find the ride to be very bouncy?
 

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Lorvar, so after having the H&R for a while, are you still pleased with them?
Yes sir, 6 months and going. Here are the pics



 

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For those of you that have springs, do you find the ride to be very bouncy?
With the 15" rims, no change, with the 16" it's firmer, but manageable.
 

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After reading reviews I have crossed off Eibach on my list. Now it's down to Madness and H&R. What's your thoughts?
 

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Any lowering springs aren't gonna be perfect without some decent shocks, since the OEM shocks work out of there comfort zone!


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