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Old 06-18-2007, 08:43 PM   #16
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I've driven matt (hasslehoff's) car, and have to say that the suspension setup he has on the car is probably perfect for all around driving. H&R race is a little low for normal city driving, but manageable. Sport is low enough you do have to pay attention, but you wont have any issues going up/down driveways, etc. It still has a nice stiff feel and the car behaves like its on rails.
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:18 PM   #17
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:58 PM   #18
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1)Suspension: GC Track/School Kit
2)Kilometers: 30,000km
3)Love them, the ride os rough though without progressive springs, but then again they are 600# and 700# so I guess comfort is out of the question. I don't mind it riding like a cement truck though cause she handles like on rails. These allow you to go really low, you can get some tuckage no probs if you want.

Problems- one of the konis blew out on me, but they have a lifetime warranty. Other than that I found the camber plates to be noisy, but nelson has them now and he says they're quiet on his car so maybe it was just cause they were combined with my stiff as springs I guess, or I'm more picky then him.
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:31 AM   #19
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a) Hotbit's
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c) Had a couple issues in the cold with GC RSM mated with them (NP with stock RSM) and the lower bushingrubbers, but other then that... nothing, hell a Dodge 2500 cummings deisel has softer suspension.
D) no pic but a vid in action may be good enough.
http://video.google.ca/videoplay?doc...11645815094397
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:16 AM   #20
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I'm also running the Ground Control track/school setup. 475 and 525 springs. Adjustable camber plates are great. The RSM are also excellent. My only complaint is that to adjust the rear shocks on this particular system you have to remove the shocks. Stupid if you ask me. The fronts are adjustable at the top!

These spring rates are nice and solid - you can run stock sways with this. You can drop the rates a bit if you have upgraded sway bars. I think that if you go much stiffer than this on the road you would just compromise the handling (if you care). Track is a different matter.
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:31 PM   #21
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running H&R sports with Biltein monosports. its a decent setup, it does the job until i save up again maybe next year for a tckline setup.
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:49 PM   #22
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Eibach Pro Kit only so far. In the next few days, koni yellows (waiting for shipping sucks). In the next few weeks, UUC swaybars.
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:37 PM   #23
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im looking for a new suspension also, all of you have nice setups, but where most of you bought the kits from???
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:47 PM   #24
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has anyone tried any of those e-bay kits? they are super cheap but they say they are made in germany and have the TUV and ISO certifications...
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im looking for a new suspension also, all of you have nice setups, but where most of you bought the kits from???
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:52 AM   #26
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Eibach Pro-kit and stock shocks?

I'm looking for some springs. I already have the stock sport suspension but need a little I don't want a dramatic drop. I just want my nose a little lower. I was thinking about going with an Eibach Pro Kit but am questioning if it is necessary to get shocks. I don't think it would be bad to have a Pro kit with stock shocks. I figure that since its a progressive coil it doesn't act entirely different than the stock ones. Also, does anyone know how much of a drop I'll get with a Pro kit?
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:15 PM   #27
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I'm looking for some springs. I already have the stock sport suspension but need a little I don't want a dramatic drop. I just want my nose a little lower. I was thinking about going with an Eibach Pro Kit but am questioning if it is necessary to get shocks. I don't think it would be bad to have a Pro kit with stock shocks. I figure that since its a progressive coil it doesn't act entirely different than the stock ones. Also, does anyone know how much of a drop I'll get with a Pro kit?
If your shocks are not blown yet they will be. Mine were on the way out when I put the pro kit on now there toast, hence why im getting koni's. You are putting a lot more force on the shocks, if you only change the springs. The pro kit gives you about a 1.3 drop in the front and about 1.3 in the back.
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:24 PM   #28
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I'm looking for some springs. I already have the stock sport suspension but need a little I don't want a dramatic drop. I just want my nose a little lower. I was thinking about going with an Eibach Pro Kit but am questioning if it is necessary to get shocks. I don't think it would be bad to have a Pro kit with stock shocks. I figure that since its a progressive coil it doesn't act entirely different than the stock ones. Also, does anyone know how much of a drop I'll get with a Pro kit?
Ever see those honda civic hatchbacks bouncing on every single bump?

That's what lowering springs / cut springs look like on stock shocks.
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Old 06-20-2007, 04:32 PM   #29
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Yeah, I was wondering why your front looked a lot higher than most H&R Race setups
Both Sloveniaboy and I are running H&R Sport Springs and Bilstein Sport Shocks...

Check this link for a bunch of pics: http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76529

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Old 06-20-2007, 05:34 PM   #30
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It's settled then. Thank you fellas ! I think Bilsten BTS (same thing as Bilstien Sport and H&R Sport) is the way to go for me. The price cannot be beat, and the drop seems to be absolutley perfect for a daily driver.

ubdere36: that side shot is a PERFECT picture for illustrating the drop.Thanks
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