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Old 03-07-2007, 12:34 PM
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It's not that I'm comparing the Eibach to the Espelir. Both springs offer different ride heights, and feel.
I'm just tryin to figure out whether the Espelirs will meet my needs.
I don't want too rough of a ride, but I am looking for a good amount of drop.

Btw, 1.3" is not "dropped to the floor." Check out Riley's car. He has I think close to 3" of drop, and it still looks really nice. Not too much, IMO.

Eibach makes a quality product, from my personal experience.
I've never seen the espelirs until researching the S2000.
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Old 03-07-2007, 02:29 PM
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Espelirs ......great for autox... along with my koni yellows....
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I love my Espelirs. Can't think what would make them much better.
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Originally Posted by OCMusicJunkie,Mar 7 2007, 04:11 PM
I love my Espelirs. Can't think what would make them much better.
:agree: love the drop and that stiff ride
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by dthondatune,Mar 7 2007, 11:14 AM
How is the ride on the Espelir springs?
I can't comment on the ride quality with Espelir springs, but the Eibach ProKit delivers a ride quality that is very close to stock, up to a point. Of course with almost an inch less movement available, the suspension runs out of travel sooner, so over really nasty bumps the stock springs still provide a smoother ride.

Originally Posted by dthondatune,Mar 7 2007, 11:14 AM
Quality-wise, will the springs last a long time, or wear-out my shocks at an accelerated rate?
As long as you don't cut the bump stops excessively the shocks are still operating within their design range, and despite what some people believe, pressure inside the socks is independent of position (shocks respond to velocity rather than position). However, this myth is so widespread that any shock failure after lowering is apt to be blamed on the lowering, and Eibach has started using a disclaimer to avoid problems (and perhaps lawsuits). However, if you talk to their engineers they'll tell you that lowering should not have any affect at all on shock life, as long as the shocks designed in range of motion and intended velocities are not exceeded. In any event, changing wheel and tire weights and sizes will result in more extra shock absorber wear than modest lowering. Eibach springs have a lifetime guarantee, so if they ever sag, Eibach will replace them. Again, I can't comment on Espelir longevity, becuase I have no direct experience.

Originally Posted by dthondatune,Mar 7 2007, 11:14 AM
Any noises or clicks associated with either set of springs?
There have been at least two threads recently, where guys have installed springs and had noise problems. In every case it was due to something not having been torqued down properly during the install. There should be NO noises or clicks associated with either set of springs (except for the noises you'll hear if the car scrapes in a driveway or bottoms over a speed bump ).
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:23 AM
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Oh yea, I forgot to say that I love my ProKit, but I have been considering reinstalling the stock springs.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:44 AM
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What will tell about springs TEIN S-tech?
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how much of a drop is espilirs ?
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Originally Posted by THE_DIESEL,Mar 12 2007, 02:44 PM
What will tell about springs TEIN S-tech?
I've always seen the debate between S-Tech and Espelir.

Very 50/50 it seems. I went with the S-Tech myself and love the drop and ride quality. Close friend has Espelir and loves his.
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I was in the same boat you were, if you want a good drop and a stock ride then Espelir is the way to go, skunks too low, eibach not low enough and s-tech not low enough....
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