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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-11-2002, 04:10 PM
CalipSSo
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What do springs do? Lower your car, stiffen up your turns, what else?

I went to all three manufacturer's website to research a little, and to me, it seems that Eibach is the way to go. They lower the car, and they improve ride quality.

Intrax look like they just lower the car, and thats it. Hotchkis springs, well, their website is fudged up so I couldn't find any info on their springs.

I did search this forum, but couldn't find any thread relating to all three spring setups together.

What are your opinions on these springs? What set up do/have run? And which you prefer?

Eibach caries special springs for Drag racing. Anyone ever try them?

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-11-2002, 04:42 PM
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i'm lookin for anwsers too, the intrax are supposed to ride better because they have 2 rates to them, where the rest only have one rate. with the 2 rates the car is good on the road, and the track. atleast thats how i undersand it to be. another spring that is supposed to be good is the djm. the intrax are cheaper, and there parent company makes alot of the spring winding equimpment and sell to other manufacturers.
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-11-2002, 04:53 PM
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Looks like everybody is either at work or at school or "other". [img]smile.gif[/img]
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-12-2002, 07:42 AM
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recently i've noticed that nobody responds to my posts, i don't know what it is. i'd really like to get a set of springs, but i'd like to knwo what the other forum members say about which springs and what.
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-12-2002, 08:30 AM
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I have the Anthrax I mean Intrax intack, I think they ride alittle ruff. But when you turn a corner WHOOAAAA!!!!
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-12-2002, 09:21 AM
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CalipSSo I got Eibach and i think they're little bit to soft. I haven't installed my hal shocks yet but when i will ill let you know oh thats right youre going to help me put them on .

im slowly narrowing down what the problem with with that high rpm is [img]5.gif[/img] [img]5.gif[/img]
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-12-2002, 10:03 AM
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Eibachs are notoriously inconsistant on the amount of drop they give. Usually seems to be 1-1.5" though. They are not as stiff as the others.

H&R springs give about 1.5" drop and stiffen a bit more than the Eibachs.

I think that the Hotchkis are about the same as the H&R (but don't quote me on that).

Intrax and ST's drop about 2-2.5" and are quite stiff. The Intrax rears are progressive rate, meaning the more it compresses the stiffer it gets. If I remember right, the fronts are linear rate.

"Improving" ride quality is personal opinion. Do you think a stiffer, more accurate ride is better quality, or do you think that one where you don't feel the bumps is better? I'm more than happy with the Intrax... as witness by their being installed in both the '94 and '95. I'm so used to the way they ride now, that whenever I'm in a stock car it feels floaty.
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-12-2002, 11:51 AM
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CalipSSo & Camel,
In case you guys haven't seen this. It is a suspension setup researched by Scott Mueller (Famed SS Guru here on the Forum). Might shed a different light on springs for you...enjoy!
http://www.theherd.com/articles/susp.html
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-12-2002, 02:10 PM
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thanks for the link, i'm going to check it out right now. i really like what i hear about the intrax, i'd like some good corning ability. and a nice low stance. i think those are at the top of my list. thanks guys!
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-12-2002, 03:39 PM
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In the link, it says nothing about spring setups. Just about upgrade to the front lower (load bearing) ball joint. Good info though. I think you were talking about this ---> http://www.theherd.com/articles/spring_setup.html
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