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Eibach Prokit on 2002 Z28

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    Im looking into the eibach prokit which i think lowers the car 1.2" all the way around...

    Any recommmendations for these, good/bad?, any suspensions upgrades required to support this mod.

    stock shocks good, yes/no, if needed to upgrade, recommendations?

    Installion, good/bad?, problems or issues?

    I also have 275/40/17's but that shouldnt be an issue im pritty sure.

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    might as well change out the shocks along with the springs man.

    everyone will say get the koni's

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    whats the big reason for going with koni shocks over stock shocks

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    When I did this to my TA I used Bilstien Re-Valves over the KOni (forum favorite) for price and I didnt need the adjustability that some koni's offer and it rode IMO very nice handling was where I wanted it. I also put in some SUb frame connectors and a adjustable pan hard bar... your rim/tire size will be fine I had 17x10 no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 64MonGooSe64 View Post
    whats the big reason for going with koni shocks over stock shocks
    You do not have to go with Koni's

    And the stock shocks (decrapons) are incapable of dampening the stock springs let alone a stiffer spring with a 1"+ drop.
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    Stock shocks are junk with the stock springs too.


    The ProKit is a GREAT drop for the guy looking for appearance rather than performance out of the springs....in my opinion.
    I ran them for a while. With the stock shocks, and with Koni SA's. Koni's made the right 50x better over the stock shocks.
    Then I upgraded the springs while keeping the Koni's. Went with Strano springs. Ride quality once again jumped up. And these are said to be a performance spring as well....although I can't really back that as I don't throw my car around the corners that often.

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    If your looking to ride around and once in a while take a corner fast then eibach pro kits are good with bilsteins. I have that set up on my car and when you throw it into a corner it surpisingly corners flat and ride quality is excellent. Its actually very comfortable driving around with this set up and every person who's sat in my car says its rides like stock almost just stiff enough to know your in a sports car. I cant wait to put on some sway bars and SFC's and i think that will really make it feel more solid. You have a good start and i have to agree with above the stock shocks are a disaster, even when used with the stock springs the car feels like every corner is doing its own thing and gives ZERO confidence throwing it in a corner, very floaty as well.

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    so what if im just really looking for the look factor, and straight line racing, nothing that would involve fast cornering... could i get by with the pro kit and stock shocks and are they good under vertical load such as launching at a drag strip,

    im just looking for the cheapest way to get a good look and not lose performance in a straight line

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    Unfortunately there is no cheap way around it.
    Adding lowering springs will shorten the life of the stock shocks significantly.
    Then in a few months after your teeth have rattled out you'll be looking for new shocks.
    So why not do it all at once. The fronts come out as an assembly anyway and most of us will tell you the job is such a PITA and we wouldn't want to do it twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 64MonGooSe64 View Post
    so what if im just really looking for the look factor, and straight line racing, nothing that would involve fast cornering... could i get by with the pro kit and stock shocks and are they good under vertical load such as launching at a drag strip,

    im just looking for the cheapest way to get a good look and not lose performance in a straight line
    Depends on how hard you can currently launch.

    Lowering springs are stiffer in most cases, and will not perform that great at the track....
    Although, in most cases, people can't tell a difference....because they aren't hooking up REALLY good anyways.

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    Thanks for all the advice everyone, i really appreciate everyones help

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