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Hi, I'm a noob here on Swedespeed. I have a very plain looking 2006 xc90 that needs some new tires this year. I would like to get rid of the 17" wheels and upgrade to the 20" Cratus Alloy wheels and I would like to lower the XC90 for improved performance and better looks.<p>My question is if anyone can provide feedback on the Eibach or Heico lowering kits. My research indicates that the Heico kit lowers 130mm front and back, while the Eibach goes 1.2 inches front and back. So it looks like the actual distances are VERY close between the two kits. I read somewhere that Eibach is a supplier to Heico for suspension parts. If that is the case I would perfer to use Eibach because the kit is much less expensive and more available in the United States.<p>Any feedback is appreciated.
 

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Re: Feedback on Eibach and/or Heico lowering kits please. (buspilot)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>buspilot</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hi, I'm a noob here on Swedespeed. I have a very plain looking 2006 xc90 that needs some new tires this year. I would like to get rid of the 17" wheels and upgrade to the 20" Cratus Alloy wheels and I would like to lower the XC90 for improved performance and better looks.<p>My question is if anyone can provide feedback on the Eibach or Heico lowering kits. My research indicates that the Heico kit lowers 130mm front and back, while the Eibach goes 1.2 inches front and back. So it looks like the actual distances are VERY close between the two kits. I read somewhere that Eibach is a supplier to Heico for suspension parts. If that is the case I would perfer to use Eibach because the kit is much less expensive and more available in the United States.<p>Any feedback is appreciated.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hi,<p>Better check your math as 130mm is 5.118 inches. That would be a lot lower than the Eibach kit. 13mm sounds more like it which would be 0.512 inches.
 

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Re: Feedback on Eibach and/or Heico lowering kits please. (arporro)

arporro,<p>That was a typo on my part. The Heico kit is <B>30mm</B> not 130mm. The two kits (Eibach and Heico) provide nearly the same amount of drop. Sorry for the mistake. My question is if anyone on this forum has installed either of the kits and could provide feedback. Thanks.<br>
 

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Re: Feedback on Eibach and/or Heico lowering kits please. (buspilot)

Here is <A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/news/publish/Features/article_1180.html" TARGET="_blank">the write-up on the H&R suspension</A> on Project XC90 T6. ~ 1.6" drop.<p><br><IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/gallery/albums//FWD%20and%20AWD/XC90/Project%20XC90/04%20H&R%20Suspension/002.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>
 

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Re: Feedback on Eibach and/or Heico lowering kits please. (buspilot)

Eibachs on MY05 XC90 2.5T 5 seater. <p> <IMG SRC="http://xc.kf.idv.tw/files/4_773.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br> <IMG SRC="http://xc.kf.idv.tw/files/7_305.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Feedback on Eibach and/or Heico lowering kits please. ([email protected])

Thanks for the link to the great review of the H&R setup. I wasn't even aware of that option. I was worried about bottoming out shocks and your honest review confirmed that suspicion. Thanks again.<p>--Buspilot<p>ifnt420: Thanks for the photos of the Eibach setup. I'm a big fan of that look, perhaps mostly the color combination with the wheel finish. My XC is a grey color, so it will likely end up looking similar to your black XC. Thanks for the photos. . . I'm assuming those are 20" wheels wrapped in Continentals?<p>--Buspilot<p>
 

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Re: Feedback on Eibach and/or Heico lowering kits please. (ifnt420)

ifnt420,<p>What's the size of those tires and the offset of the rim (+49?)... I have +40 20x8.5 wrapped in 275/45-20 and is wondering if it'll rub when I drop mine w/ Eibach?<p>Also, does tha black xc90 have wider wheel arches? It seems to me that they're wider than OE. If so, where can I get them and how much it cost you?<p>thanks,<p>
 

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Re: Feedback on Eibach and/or Heico lowering kits please. (buspilot)

those are not stock xc90 wheels arches, i think they are either the wider option ones or the xc70 ones, not sure but i would also like to know. Also where did you get your brakes and how much were they, if you don't mind me asking?
 

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Re: Feedback on Eibach and/or Heico lowering kits please. (JDN34)

Tires are Conti 255/50/19, and Yes those are the factory XC90 wheel arch widener; you can get them at any Volvo dealer for under $400. <p> <IMG SRC="http://xc.kf.idv.tw/files/2_941.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>The brakes are AP 6 pot fronts with 362mm 2 piece rotors and S60R Brembo 4 pot rear with S60R 330mm rotors (rear are all direct bolt ons). Total roughly US$5k. <p><IMG SRC="http://xc.kf.idv.tw/files/2_408.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://xc.kf.idv.tw/files/3_289.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>This XC90 with 20x9 (ET +45 front +35 rear) Work Rezax 3 piece forged wheels riding on 275/40/20 will be lowered soon, we'll see if it rubs; it it passes you should be fine. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o12/ifnt420/DSC03059Large.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o12/ifnt420/DSC03057Large.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>
 

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Fronts are from local AP dealer, rears from Volvo dealer. <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Feedback on Eibach and/or Heico lowering kits please. (ifnt420)

Like to ask if the OE park brakes on the XC90 still work on the S60R 330mm rear rotors?<p>If no, is there a solution?<p>Thanks,<br>Bernard
 

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I'm still very happy with my 06' XC90 D5 185 Summum with H&R lowering kit and OZ Canyon ST 8x20 (ET 48) on 265/45-20" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://cache.finn.no/mmo/5/178/962/15_100656105.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://cache.finn.no/mmo/5/178/962/15_1143465463.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://cache.finn.no/mmo/5/178/962/15_-1777538982.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://cache.finn.no/mmo/5/178/962/15_269743289.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Afjeld,<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> great looking car. I have a black sport that I would like to lower with the H&R kist this summer, thinking of the IPD camber kit as well. <p>Can I ask you how many miles/km on the h&r kit and if you have had any issue?<br>tx in adv,
 

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Thanks! The car has passed 78000 km and the road behaviour is still good. The front shocks are softer now than in the beginning. <p>Anyway I'm trading my car for a 2010 XC60 by Heico now <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.heicosportiv.de/nextshopcms/cmsimage.asp?fkt=3&id=6562" BORDER="0">
 
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