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Danny7 Jan 19, 8:42pm - #378446 

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Eibach Sportline installed

Hi guys,I have a question
4 days ago I installed on my car the eibach sportline springs...here is the result...

The question is that for me it is not so low as I expected it...expecially in the rear...
What do you think? Do I need to wait the springs to set,or is it something strange?

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shoulin Jan 19, 8:44pm - #378447 

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Originally Posted by Danny7
Hi guys,I have a question
4 days ago I installed on my car the eibach sportline springs...here is the result



i dont see a question in that post?
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Danny7 Jan 19, 8:45pm - #378448 

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Yes,my mistake...

(you are so quick... rofl)

Now the question is there... wink
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celicadragon Jan 19, 9:23pm - #378449 

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well, do you notice a change in handling or no? if not then i really dont know, also did you measure the height of the car before yo dropped it? that way you could measure the change

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rem Jan 19, 9:27pm - #378450 
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i think you should wait till it settles a bit
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Danny7 Jan 19, 9:29pm - #378451 

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No,not a big difference in the handling...but consider that I had Hotchkis springs before...
And I already have Koni yellows and hotchkis street sway bars...
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celicajonz Jan 19, 9:43pm - #378452 
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...yups let em settle(bout 500 miles)...ur prob. gona c some camber in the rear( a lot)...just go to a good place and align all 4 wheels...u should b good thumbsup...looks good

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Danny7 Jan 19, 9:58pm - #378453 

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Yes I'll wait for a while..I already had a track day in Monza on saturday,the car was fantastic...but it doesn't look lower...maybe I have to wait again...

Does anybody have some picture of sportline springs just installed (i mean immediately after installation)?

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rem Jan 19, 10:08pm - #378454 
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mine was high when i first installed it also..
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rem Jan 19, 10:12pm - #378455 
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now look at the rear lol
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eric_h Jan 19, 10:31pm - #378456 

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yeah they gotta settle then youll notice

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darksidecelica Jan 19, 10:53pm - #378457 

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yup give them sum time to settle...i have these springs myself too
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Danny7 Jan 19, 11:38pm - #378458 

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@Rem
You know I love your car bro...

To be honest I think that your car was lower than mine after installed the sportlines,but,anyway,I'llwait them to settle...

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Zero Jan 20, 3:38am - #378459 

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hey Danny7, where are you're sexy rims? grin

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SmutasticGT Jan 20, 4:05am - #378460 

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they will settle in a few weeks
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GTSbyTRD Jan 20, 4:05am - #378461 

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Mine used to look lower then they are now. After jacking my car up to switch tires and take off rims. It looks higher then it used to.


Kinda weird, i have the same springs too.

I'll wait till spring and take some pics. I can tell a huge difference though.

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shoulin Jan 20, 7:22am - #378462 

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my sportlines are low low in the rear, if i try to put a finger in between the fender and the tire my finger goes up, so thats low, hehe but then i have 17s on my car..

look at my sig to see how it sits now
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Danny7 Jan 20, 10:35am - #378463 

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Originally Posted by Zero

hey Danny7, where are you're sexy rims? grin


They are in my garage...
In the picture shown I was in the Monza circuit...I was there for a track day anf I use Yokohama Advan tires on the 16" alloys for that purpose...

So You are all saying that the car will settle in the next weeks,right? I really hope so,I want it very low...

Anyway when my shocks will be worn,I'll install Tein SS,that's my choice! thumbsup

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Virgilson Jan 22, 12:31am - #378464 

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just gotta wait for them to settle in. give it about a week or 2.
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ToiletPaper Jan 22, 12:42am - #378465 
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it will settle.
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DJ_Curtiz Jan 22, 4:29am - #378466 
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GIVE ME YOUR 18" RIMS cry

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c4justin Jan 22, 4:49am - #378467 

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What shocks yall use? i put hotchkis springs on and they were to short. Too short to work properly that is??
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Danny7 Jan 24, 8:39pm - #378468 

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Originally Posted by c4justin
What shocks yall use? i put hotchkis springs on and they were to short. Too short to work properly that is??


You are right!
I have Koni yellows and I had the some problem with those springs...Eibach definitely fits better

In the end I wanted to say thanx to everybody...as you can see you were right...look how the car is after only 10 days...

I love it now...

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rem Jan 25, 7:12am - #378469 
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Originally Posted by Danny7

Originally Posted by c4justin

What shocks yall use? i put hotchkis springs on and they were to short. Too short to work properly that is??


You are right!
I have Koni yellows and I had the some problem with those springs...Eibach definitely fits better

In the end I wanted to say thanx to everybody...as you can see you were right...look how the car is after only 10 days...

I love it now...

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damn!!! looks perfect.. boy do i love our sportline springs thumbsup
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RookieGTS Jan 25, 8:06am - #378470 

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damnit! i wanna lower my car, how much were those lowering springs?
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silverOOgts Jan 25, 8:16am - #378471 

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why not hotchkis anymore?! I think it looked great at first, i have yet to install mine, but was inspired by yours

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Danny7 Jan 25, 8:39am - #378472 

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Eibach Sportline are much better than Hotchkis IMHO...
The only thing is that I can feel the shocks working too low...but it's not too bad,the car is always under control...and if the road is in good conditions...well you can't imagine how fast it is now; it's so flat so fast through the corners,so relaiable...so lovely!!!

If you will to buy some Eibach springs go for that at suprastore...they made a 50% off to me...those guys are great...I live in Italy and I need someone to trust when I buy something...and I found them...

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DJ_Curtiz Jan 25, 6:14pm - #378473 
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what happend to your body kit confused

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rem Jan 25, 7:46pm - #378474 
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Originally Posted by DJ_Curtiz
what happend to your body kit confused

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he SOLD it
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RookieGTS Jan 25, 8:06pm - #378475 

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Hey rem how much are those Eibachs.. cause iw ant some for my GTS
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rem Jan 25, 8:55pm - #378476 
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Originally Posted by RookieGTS
Hey rem how much are those Eibachs.. cause iw ant some for my GTS


um i got mine for 210 i think... but retail is 290.. you can find good deals all over though
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Danny7 Jan 25, 10:43pm - #378477 

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Originally Posted by rem
Originally Posted by DJ_Curtiz
what happend to your body kit confused

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he SOLD it


Eh eh you are right Rem...it seems like you know my car very well... wink
I had to sell it because on the track a body kit is not the best thing...and with the sportlines I could not even come out of my garage...

Anyway I bought the springs for $110...try to contact suprastore...

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bmw52786 Jan 25, 10:46pm - #378478 

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wow ur car was lookin so sweet with that kam kit! thumbsup

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Originally Posted by bmw52786
wow ur car was lookin so sweet with that kam kit! thumbsup


i think it looks just as good without the kit thumbsup
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bmw52786 Jan 26, 6:29am - #378480 

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personally i like the kam kit looked a hell of a lot better on the car...

but for racing i can understand the reasoning for takin the kit off! thumbsup

im stock as well just cause i dont feel like forkin out all the money for a kit...

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Danny7 Jan 26, 10:15am - #378481 

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Just for the look I agree it was more beautiful with the Kam...
But you know,it's full of speed bumps here and it's not good to have a very low car and a bodykit...I had to make this choice,and after all I'm very happy now.

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HJC_Celica Jan 26, 11:27am - #378482 
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Ok... so whats the deal with the Hotchkis Springs?? As I have some waiting to be installed??? Are they too low? Stiff??
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Danny7 Jan 26, 3:52pm - #378483 

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That the hotchkis springs were too short on the koni shocks I've known it from my dealer...Driving the car with those springs was not so bad...I was very happy with them,the ride was stiff,but not too stiff...

In fact I've heard a lot of people happy with hotchkis springs.

I installed the sportline only because I wanted the car to be lower...and now I think the car is better,but I expected it because of the lowerin rate...
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HJC_Celica Jan 27, 11:51am - #378484 
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I don't understand how the Hotchkis Springs could be to short with the Koni shocks, and how getting Sportlines with a larger drop would fix the problem?? As I also have Koni shocks... this is of some interest to me.
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Danny7 Jan 27, 2:28pm - #378485 

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I agree, it's hard to see the point...It's not clear even to me...what I think is that Hotchkis rear springs are shorter than the sportlines,and they are not going to settle...
In my opinion eibach sportline springs are longer (in fact when I installed them the car was higher than with the hotchkis) anf than they settle down...
I don't know how to explain (my english is not so good) but I think that eibach fullfil the space of the shocks in a better way,even if the car is lower...do U see what I mean?

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ahnjae Jan 30, 4:21am - #378486 

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yeah i had eibach sportlines with koni yellows...with kam kit and 18s...and was too low ..i was exactly 3 inches off the ground in the front..so i decided to go with eibach prokit in the front and sportlines in the rear. the front is a bit higher now but not too much..probably not even an inch

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GTSdrifter Feb 1, 2:33am - #378487 

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I had eibach sportlines installed around November 2004. I like the height of the front but I wish it were lower in the rear. It's about a finger-and-a-half gap in the front and a 2-finger gap in the rear. Is there any way to lower the rear further. Does the rubber bump stop need trimming. If so how can I tell if it needs trimming? Here are some pics
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GTSdrifter Feb 1, 2:34am - #378488 

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Heres the rear
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hector Feb 1, 5:39pm - #378489 

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i love the drop on the sportlines, but the fact that there are no shocks that are made to go with them kinda pisses me off. im probably going to go with a coilovers or some kind of 1 1/2" drop to go with some kyb agx shocks. that way i dont have to worry about them wearing out so quick. but heres a pic of my drop for now thumbsup
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Danny7 Feb 2, 9:05am - #378490 

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I think that eibach claim a lowering rate of 2,4" in the rear,but that's absolutely not true...
They are only a little bit lower than hotchkis springs,and that makes me confident about the shocks...I think they will not last forever,but they will not wear so quickly...also because Koni is an excellent product!

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Danny7 Mar 8, 1:47pm - #378491 

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Hi guys

finally I have the answer...here's the reason why my car was not so low in the rear as I expected it to be...

Look at the springs!!!

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Than I've modified the srings last week...here is the result

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I've not made any picture yet,but I'm sure tha car is really lower now...and now I can really see why I've bought my eibach sportlines... thumbsup

bye

P.S. does anybody know why did this happen to me? It looks like in USA the shock plate is smaller than in Europe...
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GTS_Rosh Mar 8, 6:48pm - #378492 

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Oh man, so the entire time the spring wasn't sitting down on the perch properly?! I think that's a result of a bad install job or the perch is bent.
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Danny7 Mar 9, 8:53am - #378493 

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Originally Posted by GTS_Rosh
Oh man, so the entire time the spring wasn't sitting down on the perch properly?! I think that's a result of a bad install job or the perch is bent.


Yes you are right...anyway the ride was not so bad...the fact is that I don't think it was the result of a bad installation,because I had hotchkis springs before these and they had the same problem...I think that in America shocks and struts are different in the rear...

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