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evilO 05-09-2011 06:58 PM

Installing Eibach Pro-Kit
 
***********Install done and pics have been added in the thread**************


Things fell through today in getting the springs installed. With that said, a friend (experienced with putting in springs + tools for the job) and I will be attempting install in the morning.

Anyone here do the spring install themselves? If so, anything to watch out for or expect out of the ordinary? Any insight (pics, torque specs, helpful hints, etc.) would be greatly appreciated.

Obviously once the springs are on and the car has settled, I will be getting an alignment done.

Thanks for any input you might have!

PS
I did search but I did not locate DIY for this... unless of course I missed it (which is very possible).

nadracer 05-09-2011 08:28 PM

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ChasWG 05-10-2011 12:16 AM

Good luck with it man! Take it slow and just be careful with the spring compressors. Respect, not fear is a good way to think of it.

Remember to take pictures if you can.

Rutchard 05-10-2011 12:25 AM

see if you can find a writeup for putting springs on an 08 WRX, the struts/springs are similar enough

aowendoff 05-10-2011 02:48 AM

I am thinking of putting these same springs on my 2011 legacy so good luck with the install and let us know what you think of them.

sschmelcke 05-10-2011 07:23 AM

i did springs on my old outback. its not bad. the hardest part is compressing the springs. the rest is cake

evilO 05-10-2011 05:15 PM

Install is done. Took us (me more of a hack than him) 3.5 hours. Not bad at all. No disconnecting brake lines. Fairly straight forward. Here are some after pics:

http://legacygt.com/forums/picture.p...pictureid=4919

http://legacygt.com/forums/picture.p...pictureid=4916

http://legacygt.com/forums/picture.p...pictureid=4917

http://legacygt.com/forums/picture.p...pictureid=4918

The ride is well, spot on for my taste. So is the drop. I am coming from a 1.5 inch drop on my Audi S4... so this is mild yet what I wanted. Ride if firm and compliant. Massive amount of dip, dive, and body roll has been diminished. I am expecting a bit more drop over the next couple of days with once the springs settle in...... Overall, I am VERY happy. :wub:

The hardest part of this install was the learning curve on the first spring (front passenger side). After that, the rears were very easy. We found the rears were much easier to remove if you disconnected the rear sway. With this said, this would be the perfect time to upgrade your rear sway if you are thinking about it.

Please keep in mind this kit provides new bump stops for the rears. No modification to the front bump stops are required.

Having two people helped a ton - especially when removing the fronts (allows for one to pull the shock while the other pushes down on the suspension thus saving your CV joint boot). Having spring compressors are a must (or at least seemed to be) in getting the OE springs out safely.

In the end, doing this mod myself I saved about $400. A local shop owes me an alignment so after a couple of days of settling I am going to get that done.

CL21376 05-10-2011 06:06 PM

Your car looks great! And I love those wheels!

Did you follow a WRX walk through? Or did you just wing it? Any pics of the install?

ebo03 05-10-2011 06:27 PM

Wow evilO, very nice! I thought those wheels looked great even at stock ride height. Looks even better now. Solid.

blklgt05 05-10-2011 06:54 PM

that looks like a perfect drop for me :)

blklgt05 05-10-2011 07:00 PM

OP, mind posting ur wheel/tire spec? thx!!

ChasWG 05-10-2011 07:13 PM

Damn evilo, that looks great! That cements it for me, Eibachs here I come. Care to give me a hand when that time comes evilo? Or at least post a how-to.

Magic Marker 05-10-2011 07:14 PM

Looks really good. One thing. Did you have any TSB's done prior to this? I'm wondering if this mod would negate any completed fixes as well as affect any future possible adjustments.

ebo03 05-10-2011 07:16 PM

19x8 TSW Nurburgring +45
245/40/19
http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...119663p84.html

evilO 05-10-2011 10:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CL21376 (Post 3384796)
Your car looks great! And I love those wheels!

Did you follow a WRX walk through? Or did you just wing it? Any pics of the install?

We did not follow a walk through. We just winged it! I am regretting now not taking pics but during install that was the last thing on my mind LOL.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ebo03 (Post 3384834)
Wow evilO, very nice! I thought those wheels looked great even at stock ride height. Looks even better now. Solid.

Thanks. Much appreciated. I really really really like the ride height, drive, and look. Very satisfied. I am ALMOST ready to say goodbye to my S4 this Saturday. Yes... this Saturday she is gone :icon_cry:

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChasWG (Post 3384900)
Damn evilo, that looks great! That cements it for me, Eibachs here I come. Care to give me a hand when that time comes evilo? Or at least post a how-to.

I would not mind giving you a hand but the real credit goes to my buddy for most of the hard work. I was more like a shop hand.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Magic Marker (Post 3384902)
Looks really good. One thing. Did you have any TSB's done prior to this? I'm wondering if this mod would negate any completed fixes as well as affect any future possible adjustments.

The way I look at it is that TSBs and the like are subject the moment I put the wheels on the car. I have modified enough cars in my day to know everything is arguable. However, with a TSB out there... and maybe more to come, they typically just apply them. I just had the UCA bushing replaced on my S4 for free (warranty) even with her slammed 1.5 inches below stock. This was the obvious reason for the tears on the bushings... but none the less they fixed it. Guess it depends on who you go to and how things are presented. If there is a TSB out there now or in the future, VERY hard for them to argue against applying it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by blklgt05 (Post 3384887)
OP, mind posting ur wheel/tire spec? thx!!

ebo03 has the link:
Quote:

Originally Posted by ebo03 (Post 3384909)


THANKS TO EVERYONE for the compliments. I am really liking this setup. Like I said above... this is going to make letting go of my S4 this Saturday that much easier!!


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