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Old 11-04-2011, 08:46 PM   #1
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Eibach pro kit springs?

Thinking seriously about lowering my 9-5 this summer and was wondering if anyone had experince with Eibach pro kit on their 9-5. Like how much is the ride quality affected, is it really a 1.2" drop, how much does the handling improve, would I be better off with a B&G setup, etc?

Also, my rear suspension has started to "Creak" over bumps, is that shocks or springs? I assume shocks.

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Eibach 98-01 SAAB 9.5 4 & 6cyl Pro-Kit Lowering Springs | eBay
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A few of us kind of went over this over here: https://www.saablink.net/forum/genera...tion/58099.htm

There are pictures of my Aero with the Eibach springs so you can see the drop. I would say that .8-1" is more realistic, but it's been so long I don't recall what the ride height was like stock any longer. It's definitely a healthy drop and everyone who saw my car before and after immediately loved the stance.

As for handling, I did Koni's at the same time and have them on a pretty stiff setting. So handling was definitely noticeably improved but it's hard to say how much the springs themselves effected the overall experience. I can say that body roll was significantly reduced and the car corners very flat for a large sedan. My car only had ~30k miles on it when I upgraded so the improvement has nothing to do with the stock stuff just being old, either.

I definitely recommend them but I can't compare them directly with any of the other brands available, either.
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Rear creak is shocks the stock rears go fast... I have the Hirsch Eibach springs and shocks and love the drop, stance and handling...
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The eibach kit is more like a 1.8-2.0 inch drop but it looks very nice. My ride quality is essentially the same as was pre-swap, but with less body roll.
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The eibach kit is more like a 1.8-2.0 inch drop but it looks very nice. My ride quality is essentially the same as was pre-swap, but with less body roll.
On stock shocks?
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