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      11-24-2014, 04:22 PM   #1
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Finally lowered!

Just finished install of Eibach pro kit springs with my Koni's

Install was a pain but all in all not that bad. Def need a good spring compressor (mine broke - very old).

So I bought this setup used. Springs had 15k on them. As well as front shocks and rears were brand new.

Install tip : whenever buying used auto parts, never assume all pieces are there or fit :

reason being that we took off rear shock and tried to use OEM hex nut on koni's!!!!!!!! NO!!!!! The oem hex but was a course thread and koni's uses fine thread nut!!!

Sooooo,......the nut started then broke right off. Leaving me with about an inch less threads on shock!!!!! = pissed off!!!!

We got the right hex nut from store then grinded down the mangled part of shock and threaded it on.

Driving :

Corners way better than before. No more floatiness, took bumps in road like a boss. Def feels more connected with road.

Wish I did it sooner!!!

Here are before and after pics
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      11-24-2014, 06:48 PM   #2
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Looks good man nice job!
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      11-24-2014, 06:50 PM   #3
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whole new car!
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      11-24-2014, 07:05 PM   #4
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LOL I broke a spring compressor on the stock springs too. Looks good OP.
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      11-25-2014, 04:13 PM   #5
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looks good!
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      11-30-2014, 12:47 PM   #6
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Looks great, can you post some close ups of the wheel gap now. I'm probably swapping to koni/eibach as well.
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      11-30-2014, 02:08 PM   #7
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looks good. upgraded is def a must.
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