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Just got my suspension done, and wow i got a good drop from those mazda eibachs! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> So far it's been good driving it, still need to get an alignment tho lol.<p>Here are some pics, cuz i know yall love them <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG SRC="http://99.16.64.106/lowered5.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://99.16.64.106/lowered2.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://99.16.64.106/lowered6.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://99.16.64.106/lowered3.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://99.16.64.106/lowered7.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://99.16.64.106/lowered4.jpg" BORDER="0"><br> <IMG SRC="http://99.16.64.106/lowered1.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Springs are these <A HREF="http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/suspension.jsp?&make=Eibach&model=Pro-Kit+Spring+Set&group=Pro-Kit+Spring+Set&autoMake=Mazda&autoModel=MAZDA3+s+4-Door&autoYear=2007&autoModClar=&partNum=5545.140&perfCode=P" TARGET="_blank">http://www.tirerack.com/suspen...ode=P</A>
 

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We need some pix on flat ground. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (kpsingh0)

Ya i know, the pics didnt really come out well, but i didn't have any time to move the car over to the other spot i used to take pics. I'll get those tomorrow
 

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Re: Lowered (chrisasdf)

oh yeah, looking really good! <p>how's the ride on those?!
 

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so are these Eibachs? or what? Looks like a very good drop and still driveable. How much for the springs if you don't mind me asking
 

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Looks good! Wish I had the $$ to do mine! Buying springs isn't a biggie, it's the labor that'll add up. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Veefifty T5AWD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Looks good! Wish I had the $$ to do mine! Buying springs isn't a biggie, it's the labor that'll add up. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><br>springs (if you got a spring compressor) is a total DIY job <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> got mine done in about 3 hours for the front, and 4 hrs for the back (only because I couldn't get a screw loosened).
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>crossie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>springs (if you got a spring compressor) is a total DIY job <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> got mine done in about 3 hours for the front, and 4 hrs for the back (only because I couldn't get a screw loosened).</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm the kind of guy who needs a write up with pics to do that, though...plus, what about the camber issue? Is that a DIY project in terms of putting in the right arms?
 

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some videos ok? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>part I<br><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=DE&hl=de&v=3aYR1g9MUfo" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?g...9MUfo</A><p>part II<br><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60IXwVRsv38&feature=related" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...lated</A><p>I don't have camber arms, so I'll pass on that... got a 35mm drop with H&Rs, and no problems with uneven tire wear since then...
 

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Re: Lowered (crossie)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>crossie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">how's the ride on those?!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>So far the ride is good. I have some howling in the front, but i think that's because i haven't gotten an alignment yet.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Vash13</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">so are these Eibachs? or what?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yup those are eibachs. I linked the ones i bought at the bottom of the post <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Veefifty T5AWD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">it's the labor that'll add up. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>You have no idea how much it hurt <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> At least i attepted to do it before waving the white flag due to tools, but i got everything done, not just the springs so it's all good.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Vash13</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">why did you decide to get Eibach kit for Mazda instead of Volvo?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I assume it was the price but I'm curious too. Can you do that with an AWD S40? Thanks, C.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Vash13</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">why did you decide to get Eibach kit for Mazda instead of Volvo?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Two reasons:<p>1. It was like $50 cheaper at the time i bought it than the volvo ones.<br>2. It had more of a drop that i was looking for. It is 1.4 in the front and 1.2 in the rear, but it came out more like 1.3 or 1.4 in the rear, it just needs to settle more.<br>oh and 3. I like eibachs more than the 1.4 H&Rs that are available for our cars. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Edit: on a side note i notice that the suspension is working alot more, however my ride quality hasn't really gone down that much. I ride some pretty old bumpy roads and i am thoroughly impressed with the combo i chose.
 

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Re: (chrisasdf)

The drop looks about the same as eibach for Volvo. I think it is lower than 1.2" in the front because you have an auto. I have about the same drop.
 

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Looks nice because of the lowered stance. I like it!! I am researching about how to best lower my S40. Hey, from a performance stand point, is it any stiffer? What is the spring rates and if it's linear or progressive springs....sorry, I'm still learning about all these parts. My guess is that it's progressive springs seeing as it is for street use. (OMG, I think I should received a degree from Volvo near the end of this year, LOL.)
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>volvoNB</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The drop looks about the same as eibach for Volvo.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Do you have any pics? Post a few up and I'll try to mimic the pics for a side by side comparison <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Volvo Fly Girl</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hey, from a performance stand point, is it any stiffer? What is the spring rates and if it's linear or progressive springs</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, my suspension is much more responsive that it used to be. I still maintain the same ride quality however. Again, you get what you pay for and i got a good deal on bilsteins and the eibachs. <p>All the aftermarket springs that are offered for our cars are progressive that i know of. The spring rates on the volvos are stiffer than the rates for the mazdas i got, but not enough to make a noticeable difference.
 

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Re: Lowered (chrisasdf)

Looks good, i find it so irritating that the front lowering springs always look right where they should be but the rears are just a bit high.
 

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I'll try to find some pictures. I did cut one coil off that back though.<p>ForceFed, yeah, I hate that look too. Now that we have the rear camber kit, I wish the drop was more even. I'm looking into buying springs for my wife's C30 but use the rear one for myself. Will see how that goes.
 
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