Eibach Prokit vs Sportline Springs

Discussion in 'Suspension, Brakes, Wheels, and Tires' started by cg4ever, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. RedRyder

    RedRyder Be a better driver

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    Softest full coilovers for this car are from Tein, might be worth a look if you can get them there. If you are wanting the most OEM like ride, that is.
     
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    Thanks for your feedback guys, very helpful. As for oem comfort i realize it won't be the same but i just want something pleasant to drive without being harsh nor bouncy.

    As for the Tein i indeed read good things about them and their comfort being close to oem, but unfortunately same problem as tanabe, no tuv certification.

    I think i'm going to give the k-sport a chance but i have some time ahead to think about it. For now in my to do list is replacing all suspension components, bushings, arms, bolts etc. Once i get all the oem parts i'll proceed to the coilover order.
     
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    I have no idea what drop springs I have on my car but they are purple and the drop is pretty damn even front and rear. There is a one finger gap between the stock 15” tire and fender.

    When I had my 17” wheels on there the gap was even less. And for being old factory struts the ride is still damn nice IMO. It is not harsh and bouncy. It rebounds quick and soft. I daily drive it over 70 miles to work and back Monday through Saturday.
     
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    My buddy just installed eibach springs and his ride is not too low.
     
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    Redryder,

    Could you tell me how much inches there is between the normal position and lower position on the front dampers of the Koni yellow ? Also which setting do you run, the upper or lower one ?
     
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    After some search it seems that the distance between both grooves are 15mm. If you can confirm this it will be nice RedRyder.

    If both grooves are at upper ( so standard ) position on both dampers, do they give the same height with same front and rear lowering springs height ( eg 40/40mm ) ? Or the front is naturally a tad lower ?

    How low you ride your Koni ? Can you describe how is the ride comfort with them ?
     
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  7. RedRyder

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    Honestly it has been so long since I have looked at them, I do not remember. I want to say I am riding on the lower perch in front, and the upper perch in back. I will try and get answers for both of those questions.

    15mm is about .59 inches, I am sure the distance between the perch positions is greater than that. I will verify.

    Using the same perch positions might yield close to the same ride height front and back, but I don't think it's exactly the same. Just between the shock construction and the suspension setup, I would think there is some variance. But in theory, they should be about the same.

    I'll check my ride height. As for ride comfort I have the dampening adjusted to the firmer side, I turned the knob 1.5 turns (max is 2 turns). Then the Ground Control coilover sleeve spring rates are 10k front and 8.7 rear if I remember correctly. It is certainly a lot firmer than OEM obviously, but not jarring. It absorbs enough of the stuff I don't want to feel, while still giving good road feel. I like a lot of feedback from the pavement though. The compression and rebound isn't harsh, it's firm but has nice transitioning and just enough cushion. I guess to summarize, on a bad road it is not super comfortable, but on any road that isn't garbage it feels good to me.
     
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    Thanks for the input RedRyder, when you received the Koni dampers do it says in the notice what is the maximum lowering the front damper can take ?
     
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    Hey Redryder,

    Still have some questions

    1- it seems that in those pictures the car sit unevenly because of the ground, the car leaning on the right side and the left side seems more higher compared to the right. Could it be ?

    2- Also what was your Prokit reference part number ? And what was the front and rear spring drop with those ? In Europe the Pro-kit for the 6th Gen coupe is 1.2inch front and back and the reference part is E-4026-140.

    3- From what i see you used the higher perche setting with your Prokit, can you confirm ? Did you tried the lower perche and notice any ride comfort difference ?

    4- If the perches is set on standard height do those struts give the same boat look as oem struts ? Because the oem struts had this little spacer in the strut arm while i don't see Koni having any spacer so it may site fully in the arm.

    5- Do you have more pics with this setup ?
     
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