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stuck686 01-11-2013 12:51 PM

best springs for Struck struts?
looking for a slight drop for 18s. nothing crazy.

debating between EPIC and H&R. Which one will go better with stock suspension parts? Read a bunch of old threads, perhaps there are new opinions out there. thanks

cypher0117 01-11-2013 01:27 PM

The stock springs are really the best for stock struts. I have Eibach (Epic) springs and they are fantastic with koni. I tried them with the stock struts alone and they were great for about 10k miles at which point 3 out of the 4 struts in my car were blown and making noise.

stuck686 01-11-2013 01:46 PM

im not going to track it or anything, just freeway to work

JermTheElf 01-11-2013 02:57 PM

Added stress on the struts will cause them to blow prematurely. You need to change shocks with springs.

stuck686 01-11-2013 05:54 PM

i understand but i thought some springs were for stock ones?

ttnio 01-11-2013 06:37 PM

Big difference using performance/aftermarket springs. For your driving pleasure,stay with the oem's set-up. I am on oem's as my driving pleasure is unspirited most of the time.When the time comes to replace my set up, I might consider something other than oem's. I am quite happy with my stock set up...

stuck686 01-12-2013 10:18 AM

yeah but i want to lower my car and stay oem

ttnio 01-12-2013 02:00 PM

No oem spring will lower your car. Evaluate your needs & understand how the suspension system works to make it beneficial to get the maximum performance. Whatever you decide on, I wish you luck. :)

cypher0117 01-14-2013 06:29 AM

ANY aftermarket spring will prematurely wear the stock struts. Depending on how you drive and what roads you take will determine how soon they will go. At the very least, with a mild drop you'll want to save money for the KYB GR2 struts which are built better than the oem struts and are cheaper than any performance option for this car. Eibach/Epic, Rallitek, or H-Techs would probably be your best bet for any mild drop mild stiffness increase over stock.

twall 01-14-2013 06:41 AM

I am on H&R springs on stock struts. I've had them on for about 10k miles now with no issues. H&R claim that their product works fine on the stock struts and so far I agree. The ride is great; I have let a friend who is 60+ years old drive my car and he loved it. Also, my mum doesn't complain when she rides in my car which says something. Hope that helps.

SCASEYS 01-14-2013 06:50 AM

also have H&R's on Excel-G's w/ 18's
rides nice, subtle drop

king_j 01-17-2013 08:09 AM

I use eibach on stock struts with no issues for the past 10k miles.
Best spring to match oem struts.

twall 01-17-2013 03:47 PM


Originally Posted by king_j (Post 4250300)
I use eibach on stock struts with no issues for the past 10k miles.
Best spring to match oem struts.

If you can still get them :D
The quality of the H&Rs cannot be beaten. That's a fact. It will be on "who wants to be a millionaire" soon, watch. :p

stuck686 01-18-2013 12:14 PM

sounds good how about Cobb. how do those compare?

twall 01-18-2013 03:48 PM

Not sure about COBB.. This may help some if you haven't read it already...

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