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    Eibach sport Gen 1 test fitting!?!?

    So eibach has released spring for the gen2ís. I emailed eibach about whether or not they would fit on a gen1. Saying that KYB and Koni have the same part numbers for both models as their aftermarket struts. Eibach got back to and told me that it was likely because they havenít had a gen1 vehicle to test them out on yet. They said if I was local theyíd install and test them out for me. Sadly, Iím not local. They are in corona California and Iím in Wisconsin. If anyone is in that area I suggest you email them ask about. It would help us all out a great deal. I donít know if theyíd give you the spring for free or just the install. Iím really hoping the eibach will fit the first gens!!!!
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    You looking for a softer or firmer ride? Where's BillOhio? He lives in Cali. Mght be worth the drive.

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    Eibach has always had a listing for gen 1 springs. However they werenít available in the US and had to be imported from UK or elsewhere. So I donít understand your post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paris1 View Post
    Eibach has always had a listing for gen 1 springs. However they weren’t available in the US and had to be imported from UK or elsewhere. So I don’t understand your post.
    Yes, I know they offered them overseas but they specify they are for the 2.2D or the 2.0 engines not the 2.5AWD models we have here in the states. The point being that they know have springs that work with the 2.5AWD US market second Gen CX-5's and I'm wondering if they will fit the first gen. The euro springs from eibach offer a 1" drop at all four corners whereas the new ones are 1" in the front and 1.8" in the rear which would be ideal for me. I'm thinking they would fit with no issues. Since Eibach is offering to test fit a set on a first gen CX-5 I was offering up that info for anyone who might be interested and in the area of Eibach's headquarters out in California.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ride92 View Post
    Yes, I know they offered them overseas but they specify they are for the 2.2D or the 2.0 engines not the 2.5AWD models we have here in the states. The point being that they know have springs that work with the 2.5AWD US market second Gen CX-5's and I'm wondering if they will fit the first gen. The euro springs from eibach offer a 1" drop at all four corners whereas the new ones are 1" in the front and 1.8" in the rear which would be ideal for me. I'm thinking they would fit with no issues. Since Eibach is offering to test fit a set on a first gen CX-5 I was offering up that info for anyone who might be interested and in the area of Eibach's headquarters out in California.
    Very close to H&R's 1.25"/1.75" which are considerably cheaper. I seriously doubt there is any appreciable difference in ride quality.

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    I'm less than 30 miles away, but I already have CS springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paris1 View Post
    Very close to H&R's 1.25"/1.75" which are considerably cheaper. I seriously doubt there is any appreciable difference in ride quality.
    Thereís about a $10 difference between them. Iíll have to see if I can find spring rates but historically eibachs have had a lower rate then the h&rís

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    Quote Originally Posted by tibimakai View Post
    I'm less than 30 miles away, but I already have CS springs.
    Just go have them test fit, if they give you the springs, Iíll buy them from you!

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    Why you are not going, with H&R. That is tested, and you know that it will work? Before the CX5, I had a 08' VW Rabbit, with H&R Sports and they were great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tibimakai View Post
    Why you are not going, with H&R. That is tested, and you know that it will work? Before the CX5, I had a 08' VW Rabbit, with H&R Sports and they were great.
    Hitorically, Eibachs have a slightly lower spring rate then H&R's. I'd like to maintain as close to an OEM feel as possible and I think the H&R's are going to be a bit too stiff for my liking. I don't have spring rates but I think I'm going to contact both Eibach and H&R and see if they can provide that info for me. I know H&R and eibach are kind of like pepsi and coke, I've just always preferred Eibachs I guess.
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    So if you want OEM feel, I'm confused as to what benefit you want with the aftermarket.
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    It seems Eibach has been stiffening up their springs over the years. My 1989 MX6 GT had Eibach springs and KYB shocks. The ride was similar to the OEM electronically adjustable shocks' medium setting, although under certain high-speed bump conditions, the rear bump stops would be hammered. Fast forward to my 2014 3 GT: The Eibach Pro springs and Koni shocks make my car feel like it is more track-based than street-based. The springs came with shorter rear bump stops, and it takes a much larger bump at high speed to create a large whack.
    My ride is much stiffer, although steering response and cornering flatness is much improved. Having 10 lb lighter wheels (total of 40 lbs less unsprung weight) helps but attenuates sound transmission into the cabin.
    2014 3S GT, Deep Crystal Blue, Eibach Pro-Kit, Enkei PF01s, Koni Sports
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    no first gens in socal looking for a set of FREE eibachs?!
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