Eibach lowering springs installed

Discussion in 'Gen III 2010+ Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by indyV, May 7, 2011.

  1. indyV

    indyV Junior Member

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    Hi guys, I got my springs installed yesterday. Here are some before and after shots for those of you interested:
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    Very nice! Red taillights look good on BP too.
     
  3. Blueranger

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    Looks good!

    How many inches was the drop and how is the ride feel?
     
  4. indyV

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    The drop was 1.2" in the front and 0.8" in the back.
    The ride is definitely has a much tighter feel compared to stock. Lower stance, less body roll. Hard to tell how much the springs alone helped out handling-- I also had a rear sway bar and a front strut tower brace put in within the same week. Overall the car handles much better.
     
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    Thanks for posting up your results.

    I just purchased a Pro-Kit and KYB struts for my GenII. I'm excited to get rid of excess wheel gap and body roll.
     
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    I am waiting for my Eibachs and front lower bar (Tanabe) and upper (Tanabe) hopefully I don't wobble in windy weather!!
     
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    If you dont mind me asking, how much did you pay and where did you buy it? This is exactly what i want for my setup
     
  8. indyV

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    I got the Eibach pro-kit from tirerack.com for about $230 shipped. They had to special order 'em because they didn't have a set in-stock for the Prius. Someone else posted on here that you can get them for about $200 shipped (unfortunately, mine were already on their way to the shop).

    I got them installed at a local shop for $200.
     
  9. robby3

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    Only 0.8" in the rear ? It looks lower, more like 1.2" in the rear too. I heard that the Eibach indeed are 1.2" drop front and rear even the description says 0.8" Have you measured the height before and after?

    Thanks for the pics :)
     
  10. indyV

    indyV Junior Member

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    No, I forgot to. I should've. Currently the rear sits 650mm (25.6 inches) from the rear bottom-center of the wheel to the rear fender. You can check it with your stock height.
     
  11. Blueranger

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    Did you have to do a new alignment after the install?
     
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    Yes, drive 500 miles or so to let the springs "settle" and then get an alignment.

    I got the Eibach Pro-Kit Lowering Springs for $200 shipped from AutoAnything with the use of a 10% off coupon and free shipping (advertised on their site).

    I'll be getting mine installed this week.