Register Login
Save up to 15% with Adrian Flux insurance!
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-02-2013   #1
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bolton
Posts: 130
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Eibachs are coming :D

picking up a set of eibachs tonight just wondering how dangerous and how hard are they to fit? is it worth attempting myself?
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Mr Mayoh is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 10-02-2013   #2
Grande Punto Fanatic
 
SJB1985's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tyne & Wear
Posts: 3,291
Thanks: 148
Trader Rating: 0
SJB1985 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Eibachs are coming :D

Nice one mate. I didnt attempt mine myself I paid 80.00 to have mine fitted. I know a few have successfully attempted this but you will need a mate to assist.

Regards
Stephen
__________________

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”

Instagram: 1985SJB
SJB1985 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 10-02-2013   #3
Geek of the Week
 
smokeyjoe03's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wolverhampton
Posts: 2,740
Thanks: 104
Trader Rating: 1
smokeyjoe03 has donated!
Aniki Pingpong Champion, Rat Zapper Champion, TIE Fighter Shooter Champion
United Kingdom 
Re: Eibachs are coming :D

I fitted mine with the help of a friend, make sure you sure spring compressors, don't try and do it a pikey way. Takes an hour at most.
smokeyjoe03 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 10-02-2013   #4
Anti-lag ftw!
 
Reuuk's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: cheshire
Posts: 3,716
Thanks: 120
Trader Rating: 1
Reuuk is part of the official FF Events Team :)
Reuuk has donated!
Babe Jump Champion, Sofa Longjump Champion, Space Explorer Champion
United Kingdom 
Re: Eibachs are coming :D

I fitted my coilovers on my mk2, springs on our Sei and springs on my grande at my local 'friend/family' garage so it was a hell lot easier than at the road side having all the correct tools and a wizzy gun

like stephen said, he paid £80 which is a reasonable if not cheap most garages will charge this and should have it done within the hour
__________________
follow me on Instagram: @reuuk
Mini Cooper S & Abarth 500
Reuuk is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 10-02-2013   #5
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bolton
Posts: 130
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Eibachs are coming :D

cheers for replies guys, i aint paying £80 for someone to work on my car unless its something i really cant do. the only thing thats putting me of is the fact that them springs are deadly ****ers.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Mr Mayoh is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 10-02-2013   #6
GP'aholic
 
Wisey's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Coventry
Posts: 1,630
Thanks: 23
Trader Rating: 0
Wisey is part of the official FF Events Team :)
Wisey has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Eibachs are coming :D

Yeah you let one of those slip it can kill you. I've seen clips online of them slipping and literally impaling through concrete walls. The destruction is catastrophic for such an inocuous object. Certainly worth the £100 fitting i payed for mine to be put on the car for me.
Likes SJB1985 liked this post
Wisey is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 11-02-2013   #7
Grande Punto Fanatic
 
SJB1985's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tyne & Wear
Posts: 3,291
Thanks: 148
Trader Rating: 0
SJB1985 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Eibachs are coming :D

100% agree with @Wisey.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

SJB1985 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 12-02-2013   #8
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bolton
Posts: 130
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Eibachs are coming :D

well it ****ed up, got strusts out compressed springs and the top hats would not come of no matter what we tried had mechanic on it too, then the alan key fixing on the strut snapped, so now i can fit the springs until i get a new strut.... coilovers it is
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Mr Mayoh is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 12-02-2013   #9
GP'aholic
 
Wisey's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Coventry
Posts: 1,630
Thanks: 23
Trader Rating: 0
Wisey is part of the official FF Events Team :)
Wisey has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Eibachs are coming :D

Unlucky. Not a bad alternative though eh, coilovers Fair trade off IMO!
Wisey is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 12-02-2013   #10
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 58
Thanks: 5
Trader Rating: 0
chimera gunner has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Eibachs are coming :D

I had the same problem trying to undo the top mounts. You need an 18mm deep reach socket and and an impact wrench. Makes it so much easier! However the socket is so hard to find. All the usual shops don't sell them!
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

chimera gunner is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 12-02-2013   #11
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bolton
Posts: 130
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Eibachs are coming :D

so i can still fit the springs withouth that alan key hole?
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Mr Mayoh is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 12-02-2013   #12
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bolton
Posts: 130
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Eibachs are coming :D

back to warrington AGAIN for coilies tomoz woo the joy only £10 more though, they fk street ones heard they are ok for the money, still got 6 month warranty on them too so no dramas attempting to fit them thursday as well as making my gfs birthday/valentines cake. shouldnt be a problem now ive had struts of at front should fall out now
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Mr Mayoh is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 12-02-2013   #13
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 4,756
Thanks: 18
Trader Rating: 0
x Alex x has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Eibachs are coming :D

All you need is an impact wrench, I never bothered with the Alan keys on mine.
__________________
Grande Punto 1.9 Multijet Sporting
x Alex x is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 12-02-2013   #14
Anti-lag ftw!
 
Reuuk's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: cheshire
Posts: 3,716
Thanks: 120
Trader Rating: 1
Reuuk is part of the official FF Events Team :)
Reuuk has donated!
Babe Jump Champion, Sofa Longjump Champion, Space Explorer Champion
United Kingdom 
Re: Eibachs are coming :D

as @x Alex x said, impact wrench. you can get replacement struts for around £40. not that bad.
personally i would of kept with the ebach's. how much did you pay for the coils hope you havn't bought a nasty cheap ride set.


edit; your car is a 1.2 its not to bad. you should be alright.. thought you where going to put base entry coils on a t-jet/mjet i was like D: lol
__________________
follow me on Instagram: @reuuk
Mini Cooper S & Abarth 500

Last edited by Reuuk; 12-02-2013 at 21:39.
Reuuk is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 12-02-2013   #15
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bolton
Posts: 130
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Eibachs are coming :D

Lol the eibachs were 70 the coilies are 80 only 6 month old n yeah heard fks are ok for the money. Not gonna drop it silly like some people do only 40mm and yeah she's a 1.2 so light as a fat feather
Likes Reuuk liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Mr Mayoh is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(S) 1.2 eibachs on 1.3 Percyhahn Grande Punto 2 03-10-2010 22:28
(Tu) Eibachs.... jostheboss Grande Punto 1 24-02-2010 00:54
(S) Im buying Eibachs Mattyk Grande Punto 3 21-01-2009 22:14
(S) Eibachs! hootie121188 Grande Punto 1 13-05-2008 11:19
On Eibachs Jamie Members Motors 15 21-02-2008 14:00