Lowering Springs



  • I've been driving the car quite a lot lately and I've noticed the back can get a bit light and upset fairly easily, so I want to stiffen it up a bit. Took a look on eBay and the Eibach springs seem fairly decent pricewise and they are probably good quality, I don't want to drop it a whole lot and I think the Eibach's are a 35mm drop which isn't so bad. Is anyone using the Eibachs or have springs which they recommend?



  • Yeah eibach springs do have a very good rep.
    Im using apex -35mm springs, wich are alot cheaper than
    the eibachs, but i really rate them for lowering springs,
    still very tight but not too much for a daily driver :D



  • if eibach are good enough for brabus then its good enough for me.
    ive used them on a few cars and liked them.



  • you can get 45mm lowering springs if you search and then your car will look low, on my old one i bought 40mm apex springs and you could hardly tell at the back that it had been lowered. :shock:



  • H&R do the -45mm. Alot of yanks use them, and they do look great and apparently handle very well. They're probably pushing the stock shocks a bit but sure.

    @26112ee733:

    on my old one i bought 40mm apex springs and you could hardly tell at the back that it had been lowered. Shocked

    I know the feeling! Think I'll end up with ksports/d2/xyz soon enough.



  • If the back end has started getting light and a bit twitchy its a good sign that a shock is gone or there is a spring fault somewhere or you are getting more confident driving it and just pushing it harder



  • @35ea5c5b6f=djmarcopolo:

    If the back end has started getting light and a bit twitchy its a good sign that a shock is gone or there is a spring fault somewhere or you are getting more confident driving it and just pushing it harder

    I checked out the shocks before and they seem grand, so I'd say I'm probably just driving the car on a bit more :)

    @35ea5c5b6f=Marco:

    H&R do the -45mm. Alot of yanks use them, and they do look great and apparently handle very well. They're probably pushing the stock shocks a bit but sure.

    Hmm, that's an option as well then.

    Has anybody got pics of 3's lowered by 35/40/45mm?



  • @5771dfc86a=Ryan:

    I checked out the shocks before and they seem grand, so I'd say I'm probably just driving the car on a bit more :)

    Has anybody got pics of 3's lowered by 35/40/45mm?

    Heres Wes on -40mm

    just a bit of info , i thought my rear shocks were fine until i came to fit wes with new lowering springs and found them shot to pieces when taken to bits..

    Rainy…



  • @254efbab70=Rainmaker:

    Heres Wes on -40mm

    That looks nice! Might go for a set of -40's now.



  • 40's are nice but how bout 45's :wink: Mistake ignore :oops:



  • Barry, thought yours was on coilovers. you telling me there -45mm and what shocks is it running



  • Nope sorry my mistake even more unbeliveable Lowered 40 mm on G-max springs. No coilovers here but damn i want some. This is what i was saying about different types of springs, rainy mine and yours are both 40mm and i assume you have 17" rims but im sure mine looks lower :shock:

    Standard shocks bearly any play, very hard ride but solid.



  • mines on -40 apex solid ride but yours looks lower, at times my back end dont even look lowered..



  • @9d874682ee=Rainmaker:

    mines on -40 apex solid ride but yours looks lower, at times my back end dont even look lowered..

    My old one is on patricks tag picture and that has the same springs on as you and again the back looks high, it used to annoy the hell out of me!



  • my old girl is -40. so i'll get her to pose for some snaps tomorrow 8)



  • @bc6dc0b929=barrywhite21:

    @bc6dc0b929=Rainmaker:

    mines on -40 apex solid ride but yours looks lower, at times my back end dont even look lowered..

    My old one is on patricks tag picture and that has the same springs on as you and again the back looks high, it used to annoy the hell out of me!

    yeah mate tell me well annoyed at it, currently looking at a poss custom set up ( kyb's with bespoke shortened rods and h&r springs to my requirements…and camber adjustment for good measure but if the cost is same as ksports then it will be them instead)...





  • that first link im sorry to say is way to high a price for ksports ….



  • where have you seen them cheaper please enlighten me :D



  • spoke to ksport direct mate and i was informed i could have then at 550


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