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Old 01-16-03, 05:27 AM
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Road Racing with Eibach Springs?

I'm having a hell of a time since the Eibachs were installed with rubbing. Never had this with the stock setup. The Eibachs lower the car 1", and now when I hit turns hard I am getting rubbing on both sides, but mostly on the left. They are installed correctly, and the rubbing is occurring on the fronts only. It it rubbing right in the top of the wheel well.

Do you guys know of any solutions for me? I run at Sebring and just got back from Road Atlanta this past weekend.

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Old 01-16-03, 08:40 AM
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What do you mean by Eibach springs?
Are you running a Pro-Kit? Ground controls? Or some other setup using Eibach springs? Eibach is just a manufacturer and there are many spring styles that could be fitted to your vehicle.
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Old 01-16-03, 04:39 PM
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Yeah, the Pro Kit.

Everything else is stock, including tire sizes.

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Old 01-18-03, 10:07 AM
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Can go with longer bump stops but this means you will be driving on them instead of your springs.

Have seen some line their wheel wells with sheet metal, this is not a solution.

May be able to get some addl ride height with the Koni Sport shocks, they allow another .25" of height adjustment up or down. This is not a solution.

Real solution is coil-overs with stiffer springs and adjustable ride height. Spend the money now.
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I will be installing a set of pro-kit springs w koni sport shocks shortly. My front spoiler is already 1 in lower than stock so I'm going to do what I can with the shocks to miminize the reduced length of the springs. I'm running RE71 245/45s. It will probably be another month before they're on the car, but I'll let you know how it turns out. Given that you're having problems with 225s I don't have high hopes.
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I don't know if it will help, but perhaps running a slightly lower profile tire will reduce the rubbing. I run 245/45's on the stock rims and I don't see any rubbing. But, I have the Koni Yellows and stock springs ....

I know the left side is a problem. I read on another post that the FD was originally designed so that when the driver is in the car (RHD), the vehicle would be evenly loaded. And this design was never accounted for during the US manufacturing. Thus, this inherently makes the rubbing problem more of an issue on the left side. At any rate, my vote would be for some stiffer springs or stiffer dampeners. Whichever is more economical ....
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