Lowering On Eibach Pro Kit?2004 2.0 TDCi
Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:38 PM
40mm front and 30mm rear I believe.
I use the car to transport people and musical equipment from time to time, so it gets pretty loaded.
Anybody got these springs and load their estate/ know more about them to give an opinion?
I really like the look of them when they're on, especially with the 18" ST wheels I have lined up. But I need to know if I'm still ok to load my boot up too.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:42 PM
That should give you an idea of how much a lowering kit will affect the wheel clearance.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:15 PM
But, it doesn't give me an awful lot of answers about how the suspension will operate when moving.
The last thing I want to do is find myself rubbing the arch liners. How likely is that?
My theory is that since Ford approves the Eibach kit, it should be pretty well suited to keeping the car practical aswell as making it look better and improve the handling a bit.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:28 AM
People that have winter tyres/ wheels are fitting them about now, perhaps you should wait till next autumn/ summer for the lowering springs/ 18s
Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:43 AM
The bump stops occurred to me last night, thanks for replying with what I thought was right.
I'm mostly after the cosmetic gain really
Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:39 PM
Does the estate have different shocks to the standard ones though? As you said, as the Eibachs are a Ford approved part, you'd hope there wouldn't be any issues. I reckon they're a must when goin with 18s but you will def notice a difference in ride quality when you get both changed.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:46 PM
I'm aware that I may end up replacing the dampers to better match the springs if I go ahead with this, I can justify that since the whole setup back there has done 106k and still works fine.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:32 PM
Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:17 PM
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