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    Default Eibach height??

    I have had my eibach's fitted to the car for about a year now and im not overly happy with the ride height on the front at all I measured the height from the arch to the middle of the wheel on front and back - front is 37cm and the back is 34cm(BTW on standard 17's on 225/45). I asked mark1319 to measure his H+R springs and they sat 35cm all round, apart from the springs the only difference in his bilstein B4 shocks.

    I was under the inpression that the B4's were an OEM replacement, but after seeing Kevbux's car sitting with his new 18's running eibach's and B4's it looks alot lower than mine...

    Im wondering if we have anyone on here running eibach's on a 2.0T with standard wheels that would be kind enough to measure the front and back gap for me to either put my mind at rest on to persuade me to buy new shock's

    Cheers guy's

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    The shocks wont come into it mate, they will only be a factor when they get to there full extension or compretion. All they do is slow the movement of the spring, so it doesn't matter the height of the spring, the shock will rest where the spring wants. B4 are actually wrong for lowered SRi's. There length is the same as stock (LS) shocks so they hit the bump stops on some lowered Vecs depending on the drop. I think its B6's that are the correct shock for lowered SRi's. B4's are perfectly fine on stock SRi's though.

    Is the new spring seated properly? It could be about 2-3cm's out if it isn't.

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    Everything is as it should be on my car as i have had it checked over a couple of times for an intermittent noise.

    Surely the damper has some bearing on how high the car sits - for example, the B6 is shorter than normal Sri damper's(all be it firmer) so this will sit the car lower? When i compared my car and Duncans(irmscher set up) last newyear his sat noticably lower than mine and IIRC the irmscher set up is Eibach springs and B6 dampers, so the damper must have some bearing on the ride height??

    From what i have read on the forums i cant think of anyone who has had any problem's fitting B4's to eibach's/H+R's but thanks for the heads up anyways mate as i never actually knew they were designed for LS models

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    I would agree with rushy, that the dampers have no effect on ride height. They are as named, only dampers for the springs. Try removing the rear dampers completely. The Car will still sit at the same ride height as previously. For what its worth, if you fit a higher rated spring (ie shorter) then the damping rate should be increased accordingly. Compression rate would be similar as std but the rebound would need to be increased to damp the higher stored energy in the spring when it tries to return to its normal ride height after hitting a bump. CAn anyone confirm what the Ride height reduction is for "SRi" spec over std. I think I've seen it as -15mm. Eibach & others appear to offer -35mm

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    I was thinking the height differance over today whilst looking at my car from the side at a distance.

    I think it has something to do with the rear arch being lower on the body than the front one to start with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baz07 View Post
    I was thinking the height differance over today whilst looking at my car from the side at a distance.

    I think it has something to do with the rear arch being lower on the body than the front one to start with.
    Yea, my stock SRi sits lower compared to the arch than the front, quite a bit in fact, properly due to the fact that the wheel never turns in the wheel arch, hence the old Citron set up.

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    Here is the way Kev's car is sitting on eibach's and B4's all be it on 18's




    Mark's sits nice and planted on H+R springs and B4's



    And here is how mine sits on standard sri shock's and eibach's




    Mark and Kev's looks nice and planted but mine sits quite high on the front. So im at a loss why mine does sit so high, the only difference between mine and kev's are the shock's(and obviously the wheels but his is still sitting lower), so im confused

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    to me that seems fine as the arch is higher at the front than the rear!! i have bilstein b6's and 40mm h&r springs and mine is similar to that i dont think its anything to be bothered about

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    does look abit high at the front, maybe the springs you got are for a differant axel weight the weight differs on the front but not the rear

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    I found mine looked like that before I lowered it Steven, front end pointing to the sky. After lowering it there is a more even look to the way it sits now, even think the rear now sits higher.

    Ref B4's and lowered suspension I haven't found any problems with mine, 10k so far and handles great. The B4's will be of a much better quality than standard SRi shocks so even though they aren't perfect for a lowered car they're still an improvement over the SRi shocks IMO.

    Although I do agree about the rebound as when you hit a bump or sharp undulation on the road it can be a bit jumpy

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    Mark's sits nice and planted on H+R springs and B4's
    Does look rather nice if I do say so myself.

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