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Can I have a few opinions from you guys with Eibach springs installed. Pro-kit or Sportline? Just wanna lower a bit since it snows a whole lot here in winter. Also want that mean look as well. What other options do i have that would benefit me in winter. Your set up would be nice too both coils or springs.
 

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well if you are set on springs instead of coilovers. I say go with the sportlines, i had them on my cobalt. Made a nice difference in handling..made the ride rough as hell though.
 

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I just picked up some Spec-Rs and as soon as i get them on i can review them for you if you like, I also live where it snows alot, hopefully next month or so when i can spare the time to do the install.
 

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I will go ahead and actually answer your question...Eibach pro kit will be too low for the snow...the springs lower GSRs 1.2"/1.0" F/R and on the MR (same springs) 1.6"/1.0"...In reality though my GSR appears to be closer to 1.5" lower up front which is quite low for DD especially with snow. You will scrape a lot and might end up being a snow plow. I would recommend some springs that don't go as low especially with snowy conditions...Recommendations are Works .9 or .5" springs or Muerellized springs (~.75")...but if you really want that somewhat slammed look than go for the Eibachs...the Eibachs come standard on the FQ 400 and are a nice springs and definitely reduce body roll and improve handling but they do not take bumps and uneven road as well as the stock suspension. Also, if you do get the Eibach springs you need to get the roll center kit by Whiteline...drove on these springs with and without the roll center kit and there was a very noticable improvement with the kit, so it is a must and is recommended for any lowering springs that lower the car over 1 inch...GL!
 

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Can I have a few opinions from you guys with Eibach springs installed. Pro-kit or Sportline? Just wanna lower a bit since it snows a whole lot here in winter. Also want that mean look as well. What other options do i have that would benefit me in winter. Your set up would be nice too both coils or springs.
Realistically, if you're wintering your car, stock suspension is going to give you the best result.

Every summer, I look at the 4x4 stance and cry a little, but then I remember how much my car already snow plows in winter.

If you're going with springs, make sure you don't have a front lip. And get something with less of a drop than the Eibachs. I'd personally go with the Swifts, but that's just me.
 

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you could always go low with the car and buy a jeep for $600 for winter. cheaper than buying springs and changing your mind later if you do want coil overs or lower springs.
 

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gonna install my eibach lower spring soon, but luckly in cali it doesnt snow so i dont have to worry bout that.
 

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my eibach pro kit is a bit rougher than stock suspension and it is low. I don't drive it in the winter so i can't comment on that but I imagine it would be snowplowing all over town.
I have the same kit here. Haven't brought myself to install it yet. SA streets suck, and I don't know if I'd wanna put up with scraping/dodging shit all the time.
 

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I return my car back to stock suspension for the winter months as we head out to K-country every now and then and I prefer the extra clearance when ouit on the back roads. The wife (bossy z) however rides on H&R springs year round without any major issues whatsoever as she stays mostly in town........if you're DD'ing in the city, then it shouldn't be a problem.
 

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Snow plowing? Last time I checked Etown plows there roads. Not the greatest job but it gets done. Don't let that be a factor.

Ming, I've been lowered on springs since I bought my Evo. GTWorx on Bilsteins to be exact. No problems during winter. Mine is a DD since it is a company car. I've been to FtMac twice and to Saskatoon 3 times. No problems.
 

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the spring close to stock height is the swift sports or H&R's. great springs that take away most of the arch gaps but retains stock characteristics. if you want to have a slammed look and also avoid the snow you'll have to get adjustables. if snows your biggest concerns get sports springs. if aggressive lowering is what you want then consider the above options.
 

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Snow plowing? Last time I checked Etown plows there roads. Not the greatest job but it gets done. Don't let that be a factor.

Ming, I've been lowered on springs since I bought my Evo. GTWorx on Bilsteins to be exact. No problems during winter. Mine is a DD since it is a company car. I've been to FtMac twice and to Saskatoon 3 times. No problems.
Really?

You've never pulled into a parking lot and had snow covering your intercooler? I certainly have, and I'm not even lowered.

It's not impossible to drive during winter when lowered, it's just... Easier if you don't have to worry about it.
 

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Really?

You've never pulled into a parking lot and had snow covering your intercooler? I certainly have, and I'm not even lowered.

It's not impossible to drive during winter when lowered, it's just... Easier if you don't have to worry about it.
Ya you guys are lucky you live in e-town... last year we only had the streets around our house plowed once last year. I had snow up to the bottom of my bumper on my chevy in my back alley and my truck has a 10" lift. There is no way people were getting around the residential areas in a car. This year being so mild and hardly any snow is a different story tho. I could probably still roller blade around town.
 

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Ya you guys are lucky you live in e-town... last year we only had the streets around our house plowed once last year. I had snow up to the bottom of my bumper on my chevy in my back alley and my truck has a 10" lift. There is no way people were getting around the residential areas in a car. This year being so mild and hardly any snow is a different story tho. I could probably still roller blade around town.
bit of an extreme example. not everyone parks their car in an unplowed alley that gets 10 ft of snow dumped on it lol
 

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bit of an extreme example. not everyone parks their car in an unplowed alley that gets 10 ft of snow dumped on it lol
not extreme when you live in Canada... more like normal.







Silly n00b, you have to travel the world more... get informed on other countries weather! Those pictures were from last year...
 

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Really?

You've never pulled into a parking lot and had snow covering your intercooler? I certainly have, and I'm not even lowered.

It's not impossible to drive during winter when lowered, it's just... Easier if you don't have to worry about it.
Nope. I've never had snow cover my intercooler. Esp after last years big snow storm. The only thing I worry about in the winter is getting rock chips on my windshield.
 
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