[s-cars] Eibach Update

Djdawson2 at aol.com Djdawson2 at aol.com
Mon Apr 14 12:06:47 EDT 2003

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Well, finally got around to putting my Eibachs and Konis into my car... so
now I know for sure.  The front is lowered to the point where there is about
1 1/4 inch of air space between the fender arch and the top of the tire
(235/45/17).  In the rear, there is about 3 1/2 inches of space.  I'm finding
it hard to imagine that a spacer could ever be needed.  As I compared the
perch location on my Konis to the location on the stock strut, it is exactly
the same +/- 1/16 inch.

My Eibachs are the 1527.001 and 1517.002 variety recently purchased from

Absolutely thrilled with the outcome.  Not harsh, but nice and firm.  Much
improved road feel and responsiveness.

However, now I find myself wondering about the rear.  It looks abnormally
high compared to the front.  I'm going to see if it settles some, but if it
doesn't, I'll be tempted to remove 1 of the inactive coils to balance out the
ride height.

Dave in CO

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