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Sup guys, i just bought some used eibach prokits.AFter installation, my front driver side is about 1/2 inch lower than the other side and it makes my car look lopsided.ONe side looks droped and the other side looks stock.What can be the problem?

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sup guys, also if any of u guys have 18 inch rims, how much tire gap do u have left?i have 215/40/18 and the driver side barely has a gap while the passenger has 3/4 of an inch or 1 inch

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i have H&R's and they have about 1 to 1.5 finger gap to my 18's.. but i have 35 tires

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you better check the spring rates on those...or maybe you put a rear spring on the front or vice versa.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by nEeD4sPeEdLuDe:
Sup guys, i just bought some used eibach prokits.AFter installation, my front driver side is about 1/2 inch lower than the other side and it makes my car look lopsided.ONe side looks droped and the other side looks stock.What can be the problem?

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I've heard that Eibach springs don't like the 5g prelude much. This is the 3rd or 4th case where i have heard that an uneven drop was givin. The people that had this problem before sold the eibachs and bought some neuspeeds.




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Yes-Chris is right about the number of folks reporting this.
I talked to Eibach and they said the springs were "tested" on all 3 versions of the 5th gen. They never admitted that they did not take ride height measurements.
There is nothing wrong with the springs physically. It is a matter that the engineering is wrong for at least the Base SS version of the car (mine). BTW: handling was just fine after camber correction.

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any spring with any car can have an uneven drop so I wouldnt base it on the brand. I have seen uneven drops on all kinds of cars. I have the Eibachs and my ride is even on all corners.

You may want to recheck your installation, if its still messed up, send it back to Eibach, it should have come with some sort of warranty.


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check to see you have the right springs on the front and rears.

the way you described the drop is totally no the norm.

you may also have some suspension damage. cars that have close to no negative camber after a drop compared to another side. honda arms get bent very easily if you curb your tires.

also, you may want to check with the person you bought them from to see if they were cut.


also, see if the front springs are sitting properly on their perch.
 

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This sounds very odd... If you have less of the gap in the back than the front that's one thing but uneven heights between the right and left side can't be right. Recheck the installation making sure the springs are not mixed up and that they are seated correctly on their perches.

I have ProKits on my 5th gen - no problems.

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Yea, i've heard of others with the same uneven drop. One of my friend's rear on a z is uneven by 1/2 an inch...we've checked and double checked. Must be the spring...
 

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Mine is fine! Fitted em myself, didn't have any problems and ride height is very even!


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Guiddy:
Mine is fine! Fitted em myself, didn't have any problems and ride height is very even!


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I for one have been thru the wringer with this subject. I had mine professionally installed, removed and reinstalled. Talked with Eibach and Koni. The springs are the correct length, rate and the install was on the money. It is the way the springs are made and which model of the 5th gen that is involved. I have Neuspeed Sports now and they are fine. I said this before-the weight on one front corner is different for the SH. The preload on the springs is affected - therefore the ride is uneven.
BTW: for those who don't believe in spring compressors-I'll just use mine all the time and be safe.

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