eibach springs

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    78Z28/355 Member

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    Been lurking for about 7 years and finally decided that I needed to post, I screwed up and cut my springs too short (looks cool though) but its now undrivable. 78Z28 I was thinking about putting in Eibach springs but don't know what part number I need I want about 1.5 inch drop and I plan on driving the car hard like some drag racing but mostly autocross. I'll post pics when I get time but I need the right part number for now, I think that I need the #5242 spring but I don't know for sure. thanks:bowtie:
     
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    The partnumber is 3852-120 and it looks like this when installed:) :cool:
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    I don't remember the part number on my Eibachs but here's a pic of my car with them on:

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    Not a big fan of progressive rate springs, like the Eibach kit. When you lower a car that much, you need quite a bit more spring rate to keep the car from bottoming. Checkout our site, we offer performace springs in 2 different ride height versions, we also have matching rear springs, as this is important to match the front and rear together.
     
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    KS71 what part number do you recomend for you springs i have a sb and plan to put the AC back in it
     
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    IIRC they have two kits - one is a "street" kit and another is a "comp" kit. You'd likely want the street springs/kit.
     
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    We have out street/Gt springs, and they come in 2 levels of drop, which are effected by engine, and options installed, but there is pictures at the bottom of our suspension page.

    BTW it is difficult for a shock to dampen a progressive rate spring, and you will always get a "weird" feeling out of the suspension travel. Also the spring compresses very little after installed, in fact spring movement is about 1/2 of actual suspension travel, so usually you will just ride on the soft end of the spring, which in the case of the Eibach's is too soft. Shock choice is important as well. Eibachs and KYB used to be the "norm", but this is a horrible combination and your ride will be bad. We recommend Koni adjustables, but they are not cheap. We off AFCO that are tuned to our springs, and are similar to Bilsteins, but a bit less

    thanks
     
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    so I want to go with a non progressive spring then were the stock ones progressive rate springs?
     
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    The stock ones aren't progressive either
     

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