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Shocks with Eibachs?

i have recently got a set of the eibach lowering springs. right now the shocks that are in my price range are the KYB GR-2 and the Tokico blues. Which of those two would be the best match for the eibachs?

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i have recently got a set of the eibach lowering springs. right now the shocks that are in my price range are the KYB GR-2 and the Tokico blues. Which of those two would be the best match for the eibachs?

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well i have heard good and bad about the kyb i literally just ordered all 4 shocks kyb gr2's today about 30 mins ago. i'm also running eibachs on the rear waiting for struts to come in to replace the springs with eibachs right now. i would also suggest you get a set of short sway bar links off superdcoupeperformance.com supposed to help flatten the sway bar out after being lowered makes sence to me nayways.

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where did you order the KYB's from?

and i never thought about the shorter sway bar links

thanks for the help!
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you might want to research that on here. i could have swore that you only needed the shorter links if your using an aftermarket sway bar.
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where did you order the KYB's from?

and i never thought about the shorter sway bar links

thanks for the help!
ordered them through my local pepboys only because with having them shipped it would be way more to order them from a website.

i could be wrong about the sway bar links but if i read correctly the reason you need them is when you lower the car the sway bar links are obviously unchanged and when it's lower the links push the sway bar up causing it to not go down the full length and taking away travel of the sway bar so that it actually "detunes" the sway bar.

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hmmm i will read into the sway bar links...and i do no have the funds to the koni's at the moment or else i would.

thank you for all the help
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I've had eibachs with kyb on my old car, and eibachs with tokico's on my new car.

Go eibachs with tokicos.

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While researching the shorter sway bar end links i found that

"When you lower a car it will need to be realigned and you should also consider getting new shorter rear sway bar end links to maintain proper bar orientation."

This came from supercoupeperformance.com under the vogtland lowering springs ad.

i know it says that you should do this but is this mandatory? And have you guys that have the eibach springs done the shorter sway bar links?

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i know it says that you should do this but is this mandatory? And have you guys that have the eibach springs done the shorter sway bar links?
No, its not mandatory. I have eibach springs and have the stock length sway bar links. And as for shocks, go koni.

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thank you Bay_Bird93 and everyone else for all the help
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I've got the same Eibach springs with Tokico blues, I'm very satisfied. If I'd had the funds, I'd have definetely gone with the Koni's (For that matter, if I had the funds, I'd have gone to a fully adjustable coil-over, like a QA-1 or something), but I like my current setup. Rides smooth, and handles really well, even stressing it autocrossing. Way better than cut Sport springs and old Sport shocks

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I've got KYB's and Eibachs... Have no complaints whatsoever.

As far as the shorter links... I have them from Supercoupeperformance. Haven't noticed a huge change in performance, however I have noticed that because they do not have any pivots in them, when you jack up the car and the suspension hangs all the way down... it bends the bolts. Don't know if this is important or not, they still work obviously, but I hope to find a way to shorten the stock links with the pivots in them.


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Eibachs & shocks

I tried the cut spring route on the "new" 96 Sport, but didn't like the ride.
Now putting in Eibach 6 cyl springs. $99 on ebay. Fronts are done and so far I like the height and ride. Will do Koni when the stock shocks wear out.

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i think i am going to go with the eibachs and tokico's. Thank you for all of the input and help that you guys gave.
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i think i am going to go with the eibachs and tokico's. Thank you for all of the input and help that you guys gave.
I had Monroe and Tokico's with the Eibachs. Monroe Reflex=BS, Tokico's with the Eibachs where 1% better but still to soft in the Front. Beware of Speed Bumps.
You may wait for someone who has a comparison between Tokico and KYB, if you can.

Note: I know the Konis are out of your price range at the moment, but if you serious about driving and keeping you car those are the way to go with the Eibach Springs.


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I've had eibachs with kyb on my old car, and eibachs with tokico's on my new car.

Go eibachs with tokicos.

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GODSPEED,
Could you give a comparison of the kyb versus the tokicos for me?

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i would've got better shocks but almost 800 for shocks is waaaayyy over my minimum wage budget at the moment. hell some day i may get tokicos

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I've had eibachs with kyb on my old car, and eibachs with tokico's on my new car.


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Missed out on that one. This Thread is moving fast. lol
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I don't want to hijack this thread but I am wondering how much do you guys scrape with a 1.5Inch drop?
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My front bumper will still clear most sidewalks at like QT for example. But If I dont go really slow over larger speed bumps then I scrape. I dont take train tracks at full speed anymore either

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I don't want to hijack this thread but I am wondering how much do you guys scrape with a 1.5Inch drop?
The only time I ever scrape is when driving down certain driveways.

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I don't want to hijack this thread but I am wondering how much do you guys scrape with a 1.5Inch drop?
i dont scrape much only my fatty glass packs did but they hung lower then stock. the back end i havent scraped yet. the front end of my car isn't lowered yet.

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I scrape with a fully loaded car sometimes and I have no drop so I was worried.
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I scrape with a fully loaded car sometimes and I have no drop so I was worried.
well if fully loaded you scrape and you plan on being fully loaded often i wouldn't lower your car. you might want to look at a stock hieght but stiffer spring then.

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well if fully loaded you scrape and you plan on being fully loaded often i wouldn't lower your car. you might want to look at a stock hieght but stiffer spring then.
I was also thinking I cannot really take what I have now as an opinion. I think with a stiffer spring and shock combo I could get away with the drop
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You can, just be more careful where you used to scrape at.

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