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One thing I've noticed... (archive)

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Posted by CFL on July 14, 2000 at 08:38:51:

In Reply to: Spring sagging and other like questions... posted by KevinS on July 13, 2000 at 18:50:56:


is that Bilsteins seem to make the car sit higher than say, Koni's. One of my autox competitors is on Koni/H&R sport springs and his car sits lower than mine.

Mine is on Intrax front and Eibach race springs in the rear with Bilstein sports all around, both Intrax and Eibach springs should be lower than the H&Rs.

I put in H&R sports for a little while and the car sat even higher which displeased me. I traded them for a set of Eibach race springs and the car sits about the same height as the Intrax springs on all 4 corners.

So why do I have mismatched springs? Well for one the Eibach race springs are very high in the front and I didn't want to cut them. So I swapped back to Intrax. Problem: The rear Intrax spring is too soft and the car understeers too much for my taste. My solution was installing the Eibach race springs in the back and I couldn't be happier. I did have to adjust my sway bars, I had too much oversteer at first but setting both RD bars to full soft has solved that issue. I wouldn't recommend the setup to anyone else but it suits my driving style just fine. Having said that, I'm going to switch to Konis, I'm not 100% pleased with the Bilsteins.

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