Eibach springs for 5ktq...
patrick.anderson1 at comcast.net
patrick.anderson1 at comcast.net
Mon Apr 21 15:01:38 PDT 2008
I agree w/ Ben that the Koni's are not as harsh at the Bilstein. I had H&R w/ the Bilsteins on the car as that is what the previous owner had. But, I'd ridden in serveral H&R/Koni cars and was convinced they were the better shock (at least w/ the H&R spring). So when things came apart I put the Koni's in and am very happy that I did. The improved ride quality and handling. They are just valved better for the H&R IMO. Bilsteins aren't terribly...just definitely second place to the Koni.
I thought Eibach didn't make springs for our car anymore so H&R was the only option? And at that H&R doesn't make the 200 20v and the V8/UrS4 spring as seperate part number/spring rates anymore. They now use the same spring if I'm not mistaken.
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From: "Ben Swann" <benswann at verizon.net>
> The Koni's are not as harsh as the Bilstiens. I have not compared the setup of
> with Eibach vs. Koni with Eibach, and this is more of a comment based on
> Bilstien with
> H&R vs. Eibach with Koni. So maybe more like an apples to oranges comparison.
> I'd go with the Konis and Eibachs - at least in the rear for the adjustability.
> Presently I am running a "correct" Bilstien + H&R all around on the 200Q20Vt
> avant. I
> am also running 235/50 ZR 17" wheel and tires are Conti-Extreme. This setup is
> not that
> harsh and any noise is coming from the well-worn tires. I can't say if it is
> better or
> worse than the coil-overs - handling about the same. I lost my adjustability,
> but there
> seems to be adequate clearance with the H&Rs even with the 235 width.
> You did not ask me about my Jimi Hendrix experience, but I'll tell you anyway,
> it is relevant. I went autocrossing with the silver avant last summer and took
> my wife
> and daughter and hauled the 4X6 Coleman trailer up. I had adjusted the Eibach
> coil-overs down for the race. After the race we did the fun run through the
> to Doc's farm to enjoy the Crabs and Beer. The day was a Scorcher approaching
> high 90's
> - pretty hot even for the mountains. We headed back home just as thunder storms
> approaching. We got caught in a deluge that included some good sized hail. I
> had tunes
> cranking to keep my alert - driving eyes pealed throught the downpour and
> passing many
> vehicles that had pulled over. I think it was the middle of VOODOO CHILD - some
> feedback Jimi was putting out and seemed to be getting louder and I thought it
> was some
> special track included on this new CD. Began turning the volume down as the
> became louder, but Jimi wouldn't shut-up. Finally turned the stereo off and
> then I
> realized the "feedback" was not coming from the stereo but from the car itself.
> So I found a reasonably safe spot to pull over - I70 with virtually pitch dark
> and no
> visability and the storm was not letting up. I got out and was instantly soaked
> reached under the rear fender and found as I suspected - no clearance between
> the tire
> and the fender. What happened?
> Take a guess!
> [Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2008 20:18:06 -0400
> From: "Cody Forbes"
> Subject: Re: Eibach springs for 5ktq...
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> Ok so it's established that I've got the Eibach Pro-Kit springs. Does anybody
> have them installed with Bilstein Sports or with Koni's?
> How do the Eibachs compare to H&R's?
> I just installed some Bilstein Sports on my car last year, they have maybe 5000
> miles on
> them. I'm torn as to if I should use them, or if I should go with the Koni's.
> I've got
> offers to buy the Koni's, and I'm betting I could sell the Bilsteins too if I
> wanted to.
> -Cody Forbes
> '87 5ktq - Fast.
> '87 5ktq QLCC'd plus some
> '86 5ktqCD
> '86 5k
> '86 5k ]
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