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What makes Eibach springs better than others?
Eibach springs obtain their impressive performance through an extensive process,
beginning with over 55 years of spring technology by dedicated engineers,
craftsmen and enthusiasts. We take our years of racing experience and combine
them with controlling every aspect of producing the finest performance springs.
This journey begins with our own engineers extensively testing and determining
the optimal design characteristics for each application. We then manufacture the
springs using spring wire to Eibach engineers specifications on computerized
coiling equipment. We are pleased to be able to have this question best answered
by our "very picky" partners from around the globe who have already discovered
Eibach´s commitment to quality, consistency and performance is second to none.
Thank you McLaren F1, AMG-Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Ford, VW, Alfa, Lotus, Alpina,
Aston Martin, Porsche, Ferrari etc.
I want to lower my car, but do not want to give up my ride quality, will Eibach
springs ruin my ride characteristics?
Eibach engineers are familiar with the balance of optimizing handling while
maintaining ride quality. With our extensive research and pioneering of
progressive rate performance suspension springs Eibach springs will provide the
exceptional handling and precise vehicle responsiveness and stability with
minimal effect to the ride quality. Eibach suspension components are designed to
allow the suspension to move in a controlled manner unleashing the performance
potential of the vehicle... Unleash the power. We want the driver to be a
working component rather than a passive operator.
it necessary to have my vehicle aligned after installing an Eibach Spring Kit?
Yes. Any time you work on the suspension system and after the ride
height, it is necessary to check and adjust the alignment of the vehicle. By
lowering the center of gravity and ride height of a vehicle to enhance the
handling, some negative camber may occur, which additionally improves adhesion
during performance driving. In setting up a performance suspension system, some
negative camber is desirable. Eibach offers alignment kits for selective
applications to assist in performance and street suited alignment requirements.
Some competitor´ spring kits claim to lower my vehicle more than the Eibach
kits... isn´t this better? If the vehicle is lower, won´t it handle more like a
A spring kit that lowers the vehicle excessively will be operating with little
or no suspension travel, resulting in an uncomfortable ride and unsafe handling.
The vehicle may skip over bumps and road transitions, causing the tires to loose
contact (adhesion/traction) with the road surface. A race prepared vehicle has a
chassis and suspension designed for use solely on racetracks. The requirements
for an everyday, street-driven vehicle that encounters potholes, expansion
joints, weathered tarmac etc. are completely different. Eibach spring kits lower
the vehicle center of gravity properly while maintaining adequate suspension
travel to meet the demands of the enthusiasts. Trust into the experienced Eibach
engineers who have always tried to design the ultimate sportive suspension. They
also have to dissuade from irresponsible extreme lowered set-ups, where the
vehicle is riding mostly on the bump stops. This is dangerous and in most
What shocks or struts should I use with an Eibach Pro-Kit?
Eibach Pro-Kits are designed to work with original equipment shocks and struts
provided they are in good working condition.
Aftermarket performance shocks and struts will increase the overall performance
of your suspension and are also recommended for use with Eibach Pro-Kits.
Pro-Damper - valved by Eibach, is the newly established line of Eibach
performance dampers. The Eibach Pro-Damper is the ultimate match for the Pro-Kit
as it is the only damper line which is valved to work in unison with the Pro-Kit
Are Eibach street products street-legal everywhere?
Eibach´s performance street products are designed and manufactured to the
highest technical standards, including the DIN EN ISO 9001 German TÜV, Japanese
MOT and the additional local standards found worldwide. Eibach performance
street products contain the critical requirements of:
Maintaining minimum pre-load to assure positive spring location under all
Maintain calculated remaining travel for impressive performance, safety and
Dynamic durability assurance to provide years of lasting performance
Corrosion protection meeting the requirements of the OEM industry and
Eibach´s critical standards
Backed with a guarantee and reputation of the leading performance suspension
Pro-Kit, Pro-Damper, Anti-Roll-Kit and Pro-Control Bar are legal in practically
all countries around the world. A few exceptions may apply.
Will I have proper tire clearance with a "plus size" wheel & tire package after
installing an Eibach Pro-Kit?
All Eibach suspension kits are designed and tested around the vehicle´s original
wheel and tire combination as provided by the manufacturer. The installation of
an Eibach Pro-Kit does not alter the original range of wheel travel and as a
result can never be the cause of wheel or tire clearance problems. It is best to
work with a reputable wheel and tire dealer that is knowledgeable in the proper
wheel size (width and offset) that is correct for your vehicle in order to
prevent clearance problems caused by improper wheel and tire packages.
What is wrong with heating or cutting a coil spring to lower a vehicle?
Heating or cutting a coil spring in order to lower a vehicle is just plain
foolish. These procedures are very dangerous and at the very least results in
poor handling due to the changing of the original springs characteristic and
pre-load. 9 When Eibach suspension springs are fitted, will the car sit at the
correct ride height or will it need time to settle? All Eibach suspension coils
are pre-set to eliminate settling and increase life expectancy. Some minimal
settling may occur as the new spring mates up to an existing rubber suspension
isolator, this is normal, but is not the same as a poorly produced spring which
may take a set and effect the ride height, handling and alignment of the
Can I just fit front (or rear) springs instead of the complete front and rear
NO!! Eibach suspension springs are designed as a balance spring system producing
increased performance, responsiveness and driving enjoyment. Under no
circumstances do we recommend or endorse the installation of 1/2 of an Eibach
it allowed to do the installation of the springs by myself?
NO!! We absolutely warn to install springs without the proper equipment
plus the experience of a professional work-shop. A compressed spring usually
stores more than 500kg (> 1000 lbs) of dynamic energy! Unintentional release is
Does the Eibach Pro-Kit work with the OEM shock?
All Eibach Pro-Kits are engineered to perform in harmony with the original
damper of the special vehicle - take for granted a good working condition. All
TÜV approvals in Germany certify the combination of the Pro-Kit with an OEM
What happens to the warranty of the OEM shock when combined with Eibach Pro-Kit?
There is no change of the warranty. Actually, the weight of the car and the
required basic dynamic work remain the same. Though with special progressive
characteristic of the Pro-Kit, the damper is challenged more and usually makes
it wear out faster.
I load the normally allowed load (trunk) also with an Eibach Pro-Kit?
All Eibach Pro-Kits are designed for the same maximum load like the OE
springs. Actually, a progressive Eibach spring generates higher resistance under