Discussion in 'Gen III 2010+ Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by JFrentzen-closed, Jun 29, 2012.
I am interested if you still have them.
Guys, which one sits lower among all the "springs" Tanabe, Eibach, Tein, TRD, etc etc?
The Tein's are 1.4/1.5 F/R, and the Tanabe DF are 1.3/1.6; The Eibach's are about 1.2 all around and so are the TRDs...IIRC. Hope that helps.
Tnx! Anyway on stock springs...is the front lower than the rear...coz my front end seems like pointing down...
Eibachs...actual drop was 1.0" all the way around.
so the eibachs are 1.0 drop and trd's are 1.2 drop ?
can anyone confirm this ?
You have to consider there is a slight amount of slop. I think for the Eibachs...1.0-1.2" seems to be the norm for those of us who have measured before and after (specs call for 1.2"/0.8").
NineScorpions is correct, it's approx. about a 1" drop for Eibach. From what I've seen TRD's is similar, Tein is lower & Tanabe is lowest(especially in the rear where IMO, it sags too much thus looking unbalanced). H&R is somewhere in between Eibach & Tein. Here is mine on Eibach
hmm, still deciding whether to go with the eibach's or the trd ?
The great thing about the Eibach's are that I can go over most parking lot curbs without any problems. I imagine TRD's would have no issues as well. I couldn't say that about the cars I've lowered in the past.
TRD with the Plus Perf body kit is way too low for speed bumps or any curbs. It is also a challenge to get in & out of the driveway. It looks cool though
hmm really ?
so the prius plus ground effects kit will scratch when going over curbs or speed bumps ?
maybe I will go with the eibach's. but in terms of handling which one is better ? eibach's or trd ?
I looked under my car tonight and this is what I found. The body kit does NOT go any lower than the floor pan sheet metal. It is even with the floor pan all the way around so any bumps that would hit the skirts would hit the floor pan too. I guessed it hung lower than the sheet metal until I took a look tonight. All 4 wheel wells measure from floor to the highest part of the arch 25.5", Skirts to floor at front/rear door seams 6", front lip painted center piece 7.75" to the floor. I don't know any of the measurements on a regular Prius.
On stock 15s im 25.5 in the front from floor to center arch on Htechs. I think I saw in one of F8ls comparison pics of stockers and the 17s Id probably be .5 inch lower on 17s at 25 inches even.
I have the TRD and the plus package and I dont rub on any speed bumps or curbs.
I do have to be careful with some driveways and enter and exit at an angle.
Do you have a larger pic?
parking blocks and angles on parking lot entries are the primary concerns in my opinion. I cross many speed bumps every day and could lower my car more and still clear them. But not the case for parking blocks and parking entry angles.
Haha, u must have bigger(taller) blocks in Texas cuz surprisingly I have gone over & past so many blocks(parking) here that I don't even worry it anymore. I do agree on driveways & entries I have to be careful as well as some street dips. Ironically, speed bumps are a problem for me since I installed the euro mudguards. I have to go at an extreme angle & real slow to clear some as I already scraped & chipped the paint off my bottom front guards.
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