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Old 11-14-2012, 05:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just Another Eibach Sportline Review (W/Pics)

Well ive had these on for about a month or two, and waited for them to really set in to take some pics, however there was a big difference right after they were installed. It took about 3-4 hours for the install, wasnt really hard for my friend who is a mechanic to install them after a few pointers in the threads ive read here on the forum.

Overall im pleased with the drop, my front wheels rub alot when im doing hard turns left or right. The back rubs as well but its bearable and minimal. What really rubs is the black wind guard under the car, was thinking of cutting it about 1 inch but i just drive cautiously now. The ride comfort feels about the same, i mean your lower to the ground but turning in the car now feels even "tighter" in a sence of grabbing the corner easily. The drop really gives the car a better look on the 20"s i might change back to stock to feel the difference but overall id say it was good money spent.

installing

Right After Install


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Old 11-14-2012, 07:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I love the lowered look, but my gravel driveway is already too challenging.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I love the lowered look, but my gravel driveway is already too challenging.
gravel? id be scared to take the solstice through it lol
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wow looks nice, do those tires rub in corners?
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow looks nice, do those tires rub in corners?
when turning fully right or left, they sure do, but what ive noticed is that its rubbing less, im pretty sure its because the tire is "massaging" the the liner out, in the front corners, it literally sounded like a broken axel at first lol the rear is fine though i just hate big dips on the freeway, i have to slow down so the back liners dont rub
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Switch over to the 18's and see how much lower to the ground it gets. LoL! Bro let's hangout soon! So I can check your car out and mybe a spin around. LoL ;-)
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Switch over to the 18's and see how much lower to the ground it gets. LoL! Bro let's hangout soon! So I can check your car out and mybe a spin around. LoL ;-)
another meet bro! lol
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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yup! just need the idea as always lol
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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That looks great and I have to say I really love the wheels! What is the manufacturer? I've been back and forth on lowering, but the car is my daily and there is a ton of construction here mixed with other crappy roads on my campus.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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does it need to be aligned after the install? if so do we need to go to a special alignment shop as i remember hearing the sol is different when aligning?
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:27 PM   #12 (permalink)
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does it need to be aligned after the install? if so do we need to go to a special alignment shop as i remember hearing the sol is different when aligning?
Yeah, get them aligned and no, you don't really need to touch rear caster (where the special tool is used). They can check to make sure it's in-spec though.


You never need to take it to a special place to get it aligned. I had unlimited alignments with Firestone for a while and I'd take it in on Friday to get my autox config and then back the next week or so for the dd setup. Never needing to touch rear caster.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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That looks great and I have to say I really love the wheels! What is the manufacturer?
They Are Lexani -LX4s 20's Staggered

& Yes they need to be aligned or else you will be getting that flushed in look in the front and back, i got some alignment numbers from another sol owner here on the forum so im gonna go based off that, thanks for the compliments
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I had this same set up with my Red 2.4 ltr. The front always rubbed when making the wheel turn all the way in. The fender liner will eventually run right through leaving you with long holes in them. The plastic liners will also eventually ware down the inside of the tires, making them bald on the inside only. Hate to say it, but the pro kit is better for the front. It's not as extreme and does not rub like the sportline kit does. The rears were always fine.
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