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Old 09-15-2009, 02:03 PM
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Question H&R, Eibach, Tein, Koni,... springs

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Since my first son was born 16 days ago my budget won't allow me tu buy CV's (again) so springs should do. Ok. Most of you would say this is a stupid question but anyway. A can not decide which spring shoul I take.

I was looking for Eibach Pro-kit but then I encountered on different informations. Some say my R53 will drop for 30mm other only for 20mm. Then I found H&R which should drop my ride for 35mm. For all those brands I think quality is no questionable. Or is there also any other good stuff.

Next season I'll take 17x7,5 Rota Grid or Konig Twilite or Bump but this I think this had no relation with springs.

Used to have Koni Yellow + Ground Controls on my Civic and I know springs are fare away from this kind of setup but springs can aloso give some more fun, joy and lower ride.

THANK YOU ALL 4 your help.
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:51 PM
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you can search around here, i believe there's an old thread that breaks down all the different lowering springs and how far each drops. h&r seems to be the most aggressive drop ~ 1.5 inches.
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Personally, I like the TSW's for the R53. It's a mild drop, but it looks much better than the TSW's on the R56. The ride is great, and the handling is phenomenal. It also won't kill your struts nearly as fast as the H&R's. Regardless, that's the only spring I would even consider. I'm sure others will disagree, and that's okay. All the springs you have listed are made by pretty reputable companies. Good luck with your decision.
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i have h&r sports (green) on my 06 mcs and they are a great drop for just springs. i've had them on for probably 50K miles and no issues at all.
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:33 PM
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I just read something about TSW V3 and I must say the text was preety convincing! "If you want a slight drop and to close a wheel gap look no further!" Spring rates and F/R dropa is also ok! Now I just have to find a pic of R53 on those springs to see the gap if any!
Thank you for info about TSW. This is new to me!

H&R is temptimg coz of the drop but if this will kill struts... Ok! I'm not a hard core racer but still want to have a bit stiffer ride and without a gap! Also have to find a pic of R53 and H&R springs.

TNX again to all of you!
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I liked my H&R's when i had them.
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I just read something about TSW V3 and I must say the text was preety convincing! "If you want a slight drop and to close a wheel gap look no further!" Spring rates and F/R dropa is also ok! Now I just have to find a pic of R53 on those springs to see the gap if any!
Thank you for info about TSW. This is new to me!
No prob. Jeff and Dr. Mike are awesome.

Check out NAM for some pics. I think someone started a thread looking for pics of R53's with TSW's.
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H&R is temptimg coz of the drop but if this will kill struts... Ok! I'm not a hard core racer but still want to have a bit stiffer ride and without a gap! Also have to find a pic of R53 and H&R springs.
h&r greens on my car... picks taken two weeks ago with just under 50K miles on them:

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I only looked closely @ the Eibach springs YET... but they have A big tollerance in winding the spring...

if the strength should be 9 they produce (in one set!!!) 8.6 till 9.4!! the difference can even been seen when mounted on the car!!

I guess the reason why they do that is because it is cheaper and faster.. so they don't have to through springs away..

We are winding springs with less tollerance.. and yes we thow springs away.. but that is how you get quality springs I guess.. expensive and less money to make... but quality..

Eibach does good marketing ;-)

Must say that I have not looked in TEIN and H&R.. and Koni doesn't make his own springs..

I'dd get some H&R's if I wanted to chose between the brands in the thread name..

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i have h&r sports (green) on my 06 mcs and they are a great drop for just springs. i've had them on for probably 50K miles and no issues at all.
Nice pics!!! Any pic on the road and not on the grass?
By the way. You have green springs (-30mm). Any info about the red one (-35mm). I was actualy looking for those but may be too low/stiff for oem shocks.
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I had m7 and was pretty low ! I'm on my iPhone so I can't post pics but if you go to my thread and look at the early stages pics around the first few pages you can see
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the funny thing is i was tucking tire in the rear
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