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Old 02-04-2010, 11:32 AM   Thread Starter #1
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PRODUCT: Eibach Suspension Springs Pro Kit 6369.140 with 2.0" drop in front & 0.8" drop in rear

REAR END: 20-30 minutes

Tools needed: Air rachet or air gun, 18mm socket 3/4" open wrench & adjustable floor jack. These instructions are based on having a hydraulic lift but can be performed with a simple jack and jackstands in the driveway.
  1. Loosen lug nuts
  2. Raise car
  3. Take tires off
  4. Place adjustable floor jack just under the lower control arm to where it rests with just a little pressure to keep it in place Click the image to open in full size.
  5. Remove nut & bolt Click the image to open in full size.
  6. Lower floor jack until completely out of the way (The spring will NOT shoot out as you lower jack)
  7. Push down on lower control arm & remove the OE spring
  8. Use the OE "lower" bushing with new Eibach spring
  9. Install new spring with lower OE bushing ensuring you line up the bottom of the spring with the 'stop' in the lower control arm.
  10. Raise arm back into place
  11. Put nut & bolt back in place
  12. Once back in place & secured, remove floor jack & proceed to other side. Click the image to open in full size.
FRONT END: 2-3 hours depending on experience
TOOLS NEEDED: Air ratchet or air gun, 17mm socket, 3/4" open wrench
  1. You have 2 bolts that hold the brake in, 1 bolt for your upper control arm, your brake hose 'clip' & 2 small rubber grommets
  2. Remove all of these parts (bolts, nuts, grommets, etc) Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size.
  3. Then go into the engine bay & remove the 3 bolts (14mm I think) that hold your strut in place. If you have a FSTB, you'll have to remove this also. Do one side at a time! Click the image to open in full size.
  4. Remember how your strut arm looks when you pull it out. It's best to mark each item with a straight line using a permanent marker as shown below after you remove it. Click the image to open in full size.
  5. Now take it to the spring compressor & compress the spring.
  6. Tighten the spring down in the compressor, unbolt the top bolt & remove everything. Click the image to open in full size.
  7. Be sure you install the new bushing and dust cover before you compress the spring back together. Click the image to open in full size.
  8. Line up the new springs in the coil & compress it just enough to place the bolt back on. Click the image to open in full size.
Reinstall the suspension back into the vehicle and enjoy the ride!
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: How to Install Eibach Springs

Got springs, struts and shocks on the way. What else should I get?
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:22 PM   #3
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Default Re: How to Install Eibach Springs

How much do the Ebiach spring typically go for?
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:36 PM   #4
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Default Re: How to Install Eibach Springs

I got my set of Eibachs for $230 including taxes and shipping from Advance Auto Zone.....Use the coupon code BIG50......normally they run $271.99 before taxes...

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Do they come with the new bushing an dust cover?
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Default Re: How to Install Eibach Springs

The drop looks like mines and its dropped on Tein S-Tech but it states that the drop for the Eibach is 2.0" drop in front & 0.8" drop in rear.. Tein S-Tech is 1.6" in front and 0.6" in the rear..

Eibach: 2.0" Front 0.8" Rear
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Progress: 1.8" Front 0.75" Rear
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Tein S-Tech: 1.6" Front 0.6" Rear
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Default Re: How to Install Eibach Springs

Originally Posted by LucKie1nE View Post
The drop looks like mines and its dropped on Tein S-Tech but it states that the drop for the Eibach is 2.0" drop in front & 0.8" drop in rear.. Tein S-Tech is 1.6" in front and 0.6" in the rear..

Eibach: 2.0" Front 0.8" Rear
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Progress: 1.8" Front 0.75" Rear
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Tein S-Tech: 1.6" Front 0.6" Rear
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Keep in mind to see the true differences all would have to be on the same wheels... I have had my eibachs since 08.. No problems...factory's, 19's, and 20's...
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Default Re: How to Install Eibach Springs

Nice writeup, just used it for my suspension install. For quick reference here's all the needed torque specs:
(all in ft lbs)
front:
strut tower nuts (3) - 35
top strut nut - 54
lower strut bolts (2) - 103
connecting rod nut - 66
rear:
lower control arm bolt - 48-59
and if replacing shocks too...
shock to wheel hub bolt - 74-88
shock upper nuts (2) - 15-18
shock rod nut - 20-24
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