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Old 04-12-2010, 09:13 PM
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Eibach Pro-Kit Springs

Hey fellow CMOC-ers. I need your help.

I'm in the process of picking up parts (slowly) for the Mustangs new and improved suspension system. I have a question about springs specifically. I currently have Eibach Pro-Kit springs installed on my car that have been on there for about 10 years. The car is a 1997 and it only has 104,000 km on it - so it doesn't see a lot of road time. My question is, should I buy new springs for the car considering its getting a whole new suspension anyways? Do springs need replacing?

I've been looking for answers online and I did find this from some random performance parts website that I'd never heard of before: "An Eibach Pro-Kit spring usually lasts and performs for the lifetime of the vehicle and has not to be replaced."

Is this accurate? Should I spend the money on new springs or am I just throwing away my money. The rest of the parts I'm getting are:

- Tokico D-Spec adjustable struts and shocks
- Steeda 4 bolt caster chamber plates
- Steeda aluminum upper and lower control arms
- Steeda tubular front and rear sway bars

Thanks for the imput everyone - much appreciated.

Alex
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:54 AM
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sounds like a decent setup. are these coilovers, or upgraded stock setup? IMHO i dont believe springs will last a lifetime. but odds are, not gunna fail in any short time either. all springs will start to give way and the metal may be weak after abuse. but in ur case, i seriously doubt you'll HAVE TO replace them. prob just personal choice. if you like the ride height and stiffness, keep em
also want to add you should look into getting new bushings as well
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Its basically an upgraded stock setup. Good idea on the bushings! Thanks.
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Originally Posted by 97_SALEEN_5.0 View Post
Its basically an upgraded stock setup. Good idea on the bushings! Thanks.
lol no worries. i wish when i had lowered my car and put in the sway bars i had put in bushings.. needless to say the stockers didn't hold up much longer.
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I think you should be find.It's not like you abuse it.Like you i have had my Sportlines now since 10 years.Before my '03 GT i had them in my old 5.0L for 3 years.
Just spend the dollars on the other stuff.
I too have been eyeing the D spec tokico's.Right now i have stock rear shocks,and lakewood 90/10 struts up front for a foxboby due to my ride height LOL.
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If they seem fine you would be replacing for peace of mind I'm guessing. To be honest I would replace them but I'm insane.
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Originally Posted by VAEM View Post
Hey fellow CMOC-ers. I need your help.

I'm in the process of picking up parts (slowly) for the Mustangs new and improved suspension system. I have a question about springs specifically. I currently have Eibach Pro-Kit springs installed on my car that have been on there for about 10 years. The car is a 1997 and it only has 104,000 km on it - so it doesn't see a lot of road time. My question is, should I buy new springs for the car considering its getting a whole new suspension anyways? Do springs need replacing?

I've been looking for answers online and I did find this from some random performance parts website that I'd never heard of before: "An Eibach Pro-Kit spring usually lasts and performs for the lifetime of the vehicle and has not to be replaced."

Is this accurate? Should I spend the money on new springs or am I just throwing away my money. The rest of the parts I'm getting are:

- Tokico D-Spec adjustable struts and shocks
- Steeda 4 bolt caster chamber plates
- Steeda aluminum upper and lower control arms
- Steeda tubular front and rear sway bars

Thanks for the imput everyone - much appreciated.

Alex
I'm a little late chiming in on this but.....

The pro kit should last the life of the car unless you are seriously hauling the car. You'd be wasting money to replace them....if you like the ride height I'd stick with them.

The d-specs will put a big smile on your face and you will realize how bad the shocks on the car now really are.

Beefier sway bars should make a noticable difference if you are really into how the car handles in turns. Granny drivers would never feel the difference so it's up to your driving style as to whether they are worth buying.

Don't know what kind of bushing setup the steeda lca's/uca's have but if they have a poly bushing it shouldn't be too bad as long as you grease them the proper intervals. If they have a solid (spherical) bushing you will have more nvh (road noise) and maybe a rougher ride depending on the setting.

Do you have sub frame connectors on the car now? If not you would do well to get a set of those (full length weld in) as well for improved handling.
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^^^ Your not too late. Thanks for the imput! I'll keep the springs. After your post I cant wait to get the stuff installed.
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Im looking into gettin a set of the energy suspension bushing kit, Anyone know if they make good stuff. . . they list on ebay for like 250 for the whole kit w/ tranny mount.
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Wow! That the exact set-up in going with, with exception of a MM 6-point rollcage(getting powdercoated as we speak) i'm also going with Steeda Hi-jack lower control arms and a strut tower brace (not sure which on I want yet).
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