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I’m on the verge of purchasing Eibach Pro Springs for my 7R but I don’t think I like the idea of spacers 😔 Atheistically they look great but I can’t help but think of the negative aspects regarding the mechanics of the car.

 

Has anyone lowered their car with Prets on, without spacers? Preferably on Eibach’s but I’ll take any examples.

 

Picture would be appreciated!

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I have done that, Eibach springs no spacers..

 

No pic's to post but will get some up at the weekend...

 

As above though the rears do seem to sit in the arch a bit.. so I am really contemplating getting spacers.... 

 

Did the rear sit like that before??  probably just wasn't looking at it so much as standard.

Gonna give it a few weeks and decide..

 

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1 minute ago, Twitch said:

I have done that, Eibach springs no spacers..

 

No pic's to post but will get some up at the weekend...

 

As above though the rears do seem to sit in the arch a bit.. so I am really contemplating getting spacers.... 

 

Did the rear sit like that before??  probably just wasn't looking at it so much as standard.

Gonna give it a few weeks and decide..

 

Would really appreciate some photos of you get time!

 

The rear wheels still look sunken in even on stock, so the lowering just exaggerates it. I think maybe rear spacers might be the best bet 😴 But Im thinking only 8-10mm

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Okay so now I’m now seeing people saying to upgrade the dampers if lowering so that’s just threw a spanner in the works 😂

 

Why is it that nothing is every cheap go to do one thing for £200 and then find out I have to spending another £200 on other stuff labour not included 😩😩

 

Looks like I’ll be staying stock for a while

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26 minutes ago, Rob2k68 said:

No need to change the dampers if only lowering 15-25mm

 

 

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I would only go with the Eibach Pro Springs but looking on various forum posts the opinions are mixed on needing to upgrade dampers??!

 

Some people saying it can ruin stock dampers in 5-10k mileage others say don’t worry... I would like to do both but I’m not in a position to be spending £600+ just to lower the car.

 

Torn on what to do 🤔

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11 hours ago, ellixtt said:

 

I would only go with the Eibach Pro Springs but looking on various forum posts the opinions are mixed on needing to upgrade dampers??!

 

Some people saying it can ruin stock dampers in 5-10k mileage others say don’t worry... I would like to do both but I’m not in a position to be spending £600+ just to lower the car.

 

Torn on what to do 🤔

 

No need whatsoever to change the dampers if you're just putting some modest lowering springs on! I track my car and the only suspension mod I've done is fit the eibachs, absolutely fine for a few track days a year and much improve the body roll with no impact on ride quality. 

 

With regards to spacers, I run 11mm all round with my cadiz wheels and no spacers with my TDs 1.2 as they are wider with a bigger offset. My TDs are my summer wheels and I use them on track where i wouldn't want to be using spacers. On the road I don't think there are really any drawbacks of running modest spacers, just get some good hub-centric ones. I use Forge spacers and they've been great so far

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20 minutes ago, DaveAberdeen said:

With regards to spacers, I run 11mm all round with my cadiz wheels and no spacers with my TDs 1.2 as they are wider with a bigger offset. My TDs are my summer wheels and I use them on track where i wouldn't want to be using spacers. On the road I don't think there are really any drawbacks of running modest spacers, just get some good hub-centric ones. I use Forge spacers and they've been great so far

 

I have decided to just go with the Eibach Pro Springs and leave the stock dampers.

 

Funnily enough I was just about to do a post for advice on spacers! Originally I only wanted to put around 8-11mm on the back as I’m not looking to fully fill the arches only reduce the sunken look especially when lowered but I’ve seen people say stick to the same size spacers front & back to not upset the AWD mechanics.

 

Im thinking maybe going with 8mm front to back with new bolts to suit. I’ve got 19” Prets for reference 

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18 minutes ago, ellixtt said:

 

I have decided to just go with the Eibach Pro Springs and leave the stock dampers.

 

Funnily enough I was just about to do a post for advice on spacers! Originally I only wanted to put around 8-11mm on the back as I’m not looking to fully fill the arches only reduce the sunken look especially when lowered but I’ve seen people say stick to the same size spacers front & back to not upset the AWD mechanics.

 

Im thinking maybe going with 8mm front to back with new bolts to suit. I’ve got 19” Prets for reference 

 

Lots of people run staggered spacers with no issues but personally i didn't want to. Not sure if it really impacts the haldex. 8mm will look fine on the front but on the rear they will still look a little recessed. I settled on 11mm as that's what I needed up front to clear my BBK and thought it looked about right in terms of stance on the rear. 

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5 minutes ago, DaveAberdeen said:

 

Lots of people run staggered spacers with no issues but personally i didn't want to. Not sure if it really impacts the haldex. 8mm will look fine on the front but on the rear they will still look a little recessed. I settled on 11mm as that's what I needed up front to clear my BBK and thought it looked about right in terms of stance on the rear. 

 

I have just seen a picture of 11m front but for me that’s too much, ideally I’d like 8mm front and 11mm rear but I think I’m in the mindset of keeping it all the same so maybe 8mm all round might be my best option 👀

 

Now have to look for some good hubcentric ones!

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41 minutes ago, Rob2k68 said:

I’m running H&R hubcentric 8mm front & 10mm rear - no issues emoji106.png

 

Cheer pal, just had a look at your build thread and they do look really good so I’m going to have a think about spacers after I fit the Springs.

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