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Eibach Pro Kit for GK5 installed

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Old 10-07-2018, 06:54 PM
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Eibach Pro Kit for GK5 installed

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Old 10-09-2018, 02:45 PM
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Eibach Pro-Kit Springs for GK5

Got Eibach Pro-Kit springs installed, Love the look!

The car now rides super smooth, no more floaty boat feeling, And not even super bouncy either. And gone is the annoying body roll that plagues this generation of Fit.

Low to the ground so it feels super sporty. Handles like its on rails, and less understeer due to tighter front spring.

Best mod next to coilovers for increasing the fun and ride quality of the car.

Ride height still functional for daily driving


 
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Old 10-09-2018, 02:53 PM
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sweet stripes bro! a few questions for ya?

Eibach mentions MPG increase, did you notice that? if yes, how much MPG? (https://eibach.com/us/c-189-product-...honda-fit.html)

they also mention, for the fronts "Bump-stop: OE Trimmed" .... did you trim bump stop? and if yes, how many MM?
 
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Old 10-09-2018, 03:15 PM
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sweet stripes bro! a few questions for ya?

Eibach mentions MPG increase, did you notice that? if yes, how much MPG? (https://eibach.com/us/c-189-product-...honda-fit.html)

they also mention, for the fronts "Bump-stop: OE Trimmed" .... did you trim bump stop? and if yes, how many MM?
Definitely increased my MPG, I had to make a long trip before and after my springs and my MPG when from average of 36 to 39 HWY!

I assume because of the lower drag, and other physics hullaballoo haha.

No bump stop trim necessary! The instructions stated OEM front bumps were fine and it came with new rear bump stops. https://eibach.com/us/pdf/13980
 

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Old 10-10-2018, 01:19 PM
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Solid. Throw 25mm spacers on the rear to fill out those rear arches.
 
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:01 PM
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Solid. Throw 25mm spacers on the rear to fill out those rear arches.
Sounds amazing! Is that the correct measurement to make it flush with the rear wheel well, if so then wow that's a considerable gap haha

Slightly worried about understeer with spacers perhaps a little spacer in front may help with that?
 
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:39 PM
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I've bookmarked the eibachs. Their spring rates are supposed to be compatible with oe shocks. Can you update us in a few months on ride quality? I dont have a ton of disposable income and cant aford to do the science for myself.
 
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Nice looking results!!!!

Am planning to do likewise. A Black Friday sale will convince me to "bite the bullet" earlier. Just getting tired of the stock floaty ride. At 35k, it's not getting any better.

More after ride handling and like the Eibachs as the drop is not excessive.

OP, post your 1 month review.
 

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Old 11-06-2018, 01:28 AM
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Originally Posted by ROTTBOY View Post
Nice looking results!!!!

Am planning to do likewise. A Black Friday sale will convince me to "bite the bullet" earlier. Just getting tired of the stock floaty ride. At 35k, it's not getting any better.

More after ride improvement and like the Eibachs as the drop is not excessive.

OP, post your 1 month review.
Alright! One month with my Eibach Pro Kit Springs. The ride has now settled and ride height is perfect. Decent for aesthetics and can still clear speed bumps (just slowwwly, sry cars behind me ) Love the feeling of getting in and being low to the ground and the ride is a firmer than stock but I love the feeling makes it feel more sporty .







All in all I love it and now I will just go for drives for fun just to take corners like a go kart. I Find myself not having to ride my brakes during the corner like every other car does since the suspension keeps my car so planted just coast and power out with ease.


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This one month review confirms the exact attributes that appeal to me.
The GK's current bouncy ride is getting irritating. My '07 GD stock springs performed better.
From reviews on other install threads, coilovers are too drastic for my intended use, plus this is a less costly upgrade.

Great side-by-side comparison pics.
Kudos for the share!!!

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