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Hey guys, I am thinking about lowering my car with just after market lowering springs (eibach) without buying the after market struts. Will this be a good idea or no?
 

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Hey guys, I am thinking about lowering my car with just after market lowering springs (eibach) without buying the after market struts. Will this be a good idea or no?
You'll get varying opinions, but using aftermarket springs will accelerate the wear on your OEM struts. Some may last years, others may be shorter, depends on roads, mileage, and how aggressive the springs are. Many go to coilovers as 1) install is easier (spring does not need to be removed from strut) 2) no premature wear on struts 3) ability to fully control height/damper 4) oem struts/springs can be swapped in at a later time.

It ultimately is just a decision where everyone must weigh out the pros and cons, with the pro for springs of course being less up front cost. Not sure on your make or model, but we have an opened box set of Eibachs here that are brand new we have on special if interested.
 

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You'll get varying opinions, but using aftermarket springs will accelerate the wear on your OEM struts. Some may last years, others may be shorter, depends on roads, mileage, and how aggressive the springs are. Many go to coilovers as 1) install is easier (spring does not need to be removed from strut) 2) no premature wear on struts 3) ability to fully control height/damper 4) oem struts/springs can be swapped in at a later time.

It ultimately is just a decision where everyone must weigh out the pros and cons, with the pro for springs of course being less up front cost. Not sure on your make or model, but we have an opened box set of Eibachs here that are brand new we have on special if interested.
I was looking on your website today and saw your special. What would you recommend for a 2012 honda accord 2.4 liter coupe?
 

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Yo, I've had eibach pro kit springs with stock struts for 10,000 miles. It's noticeably stiffer and significantly less body roll. It's not too harsh. I haven't noticed any premature wear, but depending on how long you have to car, you might. I wish I went with coilovers though because i wanted to go a little lower. There is so much wheel gap from the factory, 1.2 inches isn't low enough. hope this helped.
 
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If you go springs, I'd be willing to bet after a few months, you're gonna wish you went with coils. I went to thmotorsports for mine... they had teins for under 700 and shipped free. Was at my door in 2 days.

Hope this helps.
 

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i went with h&r sports / tokico illumina's on my 6th gen coupe. ran those strong for at least 8 years and close to 100,000km's without any problems. the only downside is that i always wanted to lower it more. i would still be driving that car had it not been written off last fall.

this time around for my 8.5 gen coupe, i went with tein coils and have never been happier. scrapes often, but i love the stance. i'd go even lower but my alley and driveway is garbage.
 

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If you go springs, I'd be willing to bet after a few months, you're gonna wish you went with coils. I went to thmotorsports for mine... they had teins for under 700 and shipped free. Was at my door in 2 days.

Hope this helps.
Wow, that's a good deal!
 

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If you go springs, I'd be willing to bet after a few months, you're gonna wish you went with coils. I went to thmotorsports for mine... they had teins for under 700 and shipped free. Was at my door in 2 days.

Hope this helps.
Thmotorsport has pretty good prices. Unfortunately, I had a really BAD experience with them. Pay them with Paypal! Glad I did..........got my money back.
 

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Thmotorsport has pretty good prices. Unfortunately, I had a really BAD experience with them. Pay them with Paypal! Glad I did..........got my money back.
Sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with them but def glad you got your money back!! :banana:
 

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You're not the only one who had a bad experience with them. I had a bad experience with the too. I only got my money back because I live across the street from them. So me walking into their office was a real surprise for them.
 
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