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Been reading around on the eibach pro kit and been seeing one or two people complaining that it's blowing out their shocks...any issues with the koups? i have a 2011 sx myself and plan on ordering the pro kit by the end of june. trying to do a little homework before the fact.
 

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Been reading around on the eibach pro kit and been seeing one or two people complaining that it's blowing out their shocks...any issues with the koups? i have a 2011 sx myself and plan on ordering the pro kit by the end of june. trying to do a little homework before the fact.
Well getting lowering springs for any car puts more wear on the stock struts then the stock springs do. It will cause them to bottom out thus leading too a blown strut. The best way to lower car is with coilovers. A coilover will replace your stock springs AND struts and are made to take more of a beating then your stock strut will ever take with just a lowering spring. True they are quite a bit more money... 1000 bucks vs only 200 for the springs, but most are fully adjustable, so you can have your car at any height you desire.

If you want you can buy the springs and run the risk of blowing the shocks and just try driving conservatively, or you can save the extra money for the coils.
 

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Which would you recommend?
 

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well coilovers would be recommended the only problem most coilovers for our car come from Korea and no one has had much experience with the brands that are offered. So its really in your hands. I have my car for a year with the pro kit and havent had any issues with my shocks or struts.
 

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Why are these people complaining about the kit? They shouldn't be. People fail to realize that the suspension is a complex 'system' designed from the ground up to work together. It is NOT a set of unique components designed to work independently. In other words, a shock is pretty useless without a spring...
So when somebody decides to take the 'system' and change it up with an unproven/untested system...things can happen. The blown shock is not the fault of the spring, nor is it the fault of the shock. It is the fault of the person who decided to 'redesign' a perfectly fine working 'system' with an unproven 'system'. Bottom line: trial and error on your time and your dime. Let us know how it turns out.
 
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Stay with the eibachs....the chances of blowing a shock are slim. Its only a 1.5" drop. Just don't drive over really bumpy roads every freaking day and you'll be fine
 
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I'm pretty sure eibach has a proven system since they make lowering springs for thousands of cars lol if it was a known name company then I'd be worried. Like the company who makes the coil overs....never heard of them so I'm not throwing away $1500 on something I don't know anything about.
 

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So OP your options are

1. Get the eibachs, drive conservatively, hope for the best.
2. Buy an expensive pair of coilovers from unheard of Korean brands, hope for the best.
3. Wait a little bit for the release of some American company coilovers.
 

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I am not the best person to talk about cars, because when it comes to it I am close to zero knowledge about the topic. But, wouldn't installing the ultraracing front strut bar, rear strut bar, and rear sway bar help in easing the stress the pro-kit puts in the whole system?
 

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So OP your options are

1. Get the eibachs, drive conservatively, hope for the best.
2. Buy an expensive pair of coilovers from unheard of Korean brands, hope for the best.
3. Wait a little bit for the release of some American company coilovers.
in reality i'll probably go with 3 since i have read that tein is coming out with springs within the year. I know a lot of people that are using the eibachs on different vehicles (supra, civic, lexus, etc) and they haven't had any problems but they're using the sportlines kit that they don't make for koups yet. i just didn't know if anyone had any issues with the koup suspension after putting the eibachs in. i thought it was weird that people had been complaining but then again i thought about it and those are probably the same people i see on the road going over a huge hole in the road like they're in a tank.

Thanks to all who contributed to this thread by the way.
 

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Eibach also makes a "pro system" which includes shocks or struts, and pro kit lowering springs. I had them on a 2003 ford focus and it was the best blend of handling and ride quality I have experienced. I don't think it is available for the Forte yet but I am hopeful. I think it was about $500 for the system.
 

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I thought tein put their forte program on the shelf?

I with #3 - would like to see some good coilovers as options.

The problem with just adding springs is that they are not matched with the struts. One may be softer than the other, or vice versa. When you get a matched set they are able to perform at the same rates and givepoints. It's the system that the previous poster was referring to, but applied to aftermarket. It is possible with the right options and research you could pair struts and springs from different companies, but you would need details and other's experience to make them an effective combination.
 

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lets put it this way. You found 1 or 2 people that had problems out of im sure hundreds of thousands of people who have used lowering springs... I think you will be fine
 

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I've had Eibachs for about a year without issues.
 

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Hence the real issue with the eibachs - they are great for lowering and have solid build quality. But they are on the softer side to comply with almost any suspension.
 
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