Subject: [s-cars] S6+ springs - any experiences?

Noah noahgodwin at
Mon Jul 26 13:17:39 EDT 2004

Hey LL, can you look at the numbers on the springs and send them to me/the
list? I recently installed my own E/BS combo, and I'd love to know if I got
the same springs as you. Mine were a little low in the rear for my tastes...


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Larry C Leung" <l.leung at>
To: <mclaire_us at>
Cc: <s-car-list at>
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 9:44 AM
Subject: Subject: [s-cars] S6+ springs - any experiences?

> Mike,
> I just did an Eibach install on my 95.5 S6. Overall, the car corners
> MUCH flatter, with better turn in response. Ride has barely been
> affected, it just seems somewhat firmer without harshness.
> For comparison of age, the car has 95K on it, and at least with the
> original (as purchased) Bilsteins in the car, the stock set-up was
> not floaty and handled fine, the car just looked too tall and it rolled
> too much for my tastes.
> Overall, not sure I'd track the car with the Eibach/Bilstein combo, but
> it's a helluva GREAT street set-up, much less of a ride handling
> compromise than my H+R/Bilstein set-up on my 200, which became
> somewhat harsh. As a reference as to my evaluation of handling
> (YMMV) I was quite successful in SCCA Solo2 Autocrossing
> for many years so I believe I do know the difference between a pig's ear
> and a silk purse, at least in the automotive handling and performance
> world.
> LL - NY
> BTW, I sourced these springs for , they just got in a new
> batch from Eibach. I had to wait 5 wks for my order, so I got the first
> set
> they sent out, and it was sent direct to me without a stop to's
> warehouse. I found the drop to be about 1" (measured onto a reference,
> just haven't measured the reference for absolute #'s) and I am using the
> rear spacer.
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> Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2004 18:21:39 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Mike Claire <mclaire_us at>
> Subject: [s-cars] S6+ springs - any experiences?
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> I'm still looking at my options for my '93.  I
> appreciate the wheel travel with the stock springs,
> but don't have much else good to say about them.  Ride
> height looks too high, but more importantly the
> handling is just terrible.
> I'll probably end up with H&Rs unless I get lucky and
> find some Eibachs.  But I'm afraid they'll be too
> harsh.  The OEM S6+ springs are real expensive - but
> if anybody's running them I'd sure like to hear what
> they have to say before I make an decisions.
> And I'm still hoping not to wait too long for the next
> HRSB buy...
> Anybody with the S6+ springs?  Any comparisons to H&R
> and Eibach?
> Mike
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