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Old 14-04-2007   #1
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New springs fitted all round!

Just had my fiat standard springs replaced for Eibach pro kit (-30mm). Now I can drive my car with peace of mind, knowing that the other spring isn't going to snap as well.

It took the mechanic about 2 hrs to fit all 4 springs and adjust the tracking.

The job looked so simple with the right tools. The front springs are obviously hardest to replace, as this requires the suspension arm to be removed from the car, then a spring compressor is used to remove the spring. It took just 35 mins to replace the rear.

The tracking was apparently by 6 degrees. I was advised this was due to the new springs and previous misalignment, shown by slight inner tyre wear.


before lowering


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I car seems to be slightly lower than before, as seen in pics. I'll keep you posted about the handling, going over bumps etc.
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Re: New springs fitted all round!

Hi there,

Thanks for the post, I'm deliberating over the same thing myself, so I'd be very interested to hear how the handling has changed/improved.

Look forward to your posts!

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Quote Originally Posted by ian grant View Post
Hi there,

Thanks for the post, I'm deliberating over the same thing myself, so I'd be very interested to hear how the handling has changed/improved.

Look forward to your posts!

Ian.
All in all the new springs have been great! The car seems to handle better round corners than before, slightly lower to the ground. I have found however the front plastic engine shield under the spoiler is more prone to touching speed humps. The ride can be bouncy when traveling at speed over uneven road than before. This could be down to the standard shocks, maybe worth you investing in uprated shocks if you are considering changing springs. Also I haven't had any problems with the wheels rubbing against inner arches, even with a full house of big boned ladies in the back!!!

I would also recommend you get your tracking checked after installation, as the shorter springs will disturb geometrics.

Hope this info helps
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Re: New springs fitted all round!

That's an interesting post.

I've gone for Pi -35mm springs and one surprise for me is that speed bumps are hardly an issue at all. Obviously the car IS lower so one day I may come a cropper but the stiffer springs actually stop the front from dropping so low onto speed ramps which compensates for the lower height quite a bit. Need to be very wary of low herbs though.

I agree the handling is not all positive which I suspect is due to a mismatch between the stiffer springs and standard shocks. On a bad surface I'd prefer the standard springs for keeping the rubber in contact with the road (and also for a smoother ride).

Biggest single improvement I'd say is to appearance
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Hi,
Can you give us a rough price as mine need doing, cheers.
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Angel tuning are quoting £350 fitted for eibech 30mm drop 30% uprate springs and a £50.00 saving if you get them done whilst having a remap done.

I am going to get booked in over the next few weeks once I have decided which dampers to get as have a few folk found out the uprated springs rebound to quickly and the car bounces off bumps a bit fast.
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Re: New springs fitted all round!

Sorry to dig up an old thread but...

Multiplewagon did you get the springs for your MW? Are they any good?
Did you go for the remap too?

We have very similar cars and I would like to sort the power and handleing.

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Re: New springs fitted all round!

The difference looks amazing i have really been considering changing the springs on my stilo i found people that sell them on ebay for about 70 and i know people that would fit them for about 80 maybe even less. Is this cheap? will the springs be quality for that price? i dont want one snapping or the car handling like a bus. Will the springs stop bodyroll as there is quite alot in the stilo as it is mind you its the same with most new cars.

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