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Old 12-12-2009, 11:25 PM
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sorry for the random question but for eibach sportlines i know rear camber kit is needed and front is recomended, but how many of you pulled it off with out the front kit? and how many miles so far? thanks
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by SQBassHead View Post
sorry for the random question but for eibach sportlines i know rear camber kit is needed and front is recomended, but how many of you pulled it off with out the front kit? and how many miles so far? thanks
I had Sportline springs for about 25k miles with only a rear camber kit. The fronts had VERY little camber wear even without a camber kit, so I got lucky. But others with the same springs have a lot of camber, so you either get lucky or you don't.
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:39 AM
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My old setup. Tein S-tech with 8mm springmount chop. Bare in mind that here the car had the boot gutted, and the gas tank was on empty.
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:15 PM
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Finally, Im pulling the trigger and lowering the Z.
I have read so much about different springs, shocks, coilovers and anything suspension related but still have some doubts. Figured I would ask you seasoned guys since I found this great thread.
I was thinking about full coilovers but I have been advised it would be overkill since I dont track my z or even ride it harshly.
I wanted a mild 1'' drop so im going for the eibach pro springs on 245/35 +23 offsets and 275/35+24 work meister wheels.

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Do I need the tokico D shocks since they are "recommended"?
Do a Need a rear camber kits?
Will this setup require fender rolling?

Thanks for any info guys! I appreciate this thread lots of info and great pictures

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Old 12-13-2009, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Blackheart View Post

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Do I need the tokico D shocks since they are "recommended"?
Do a Need a rear camber kits?
Will this setup require fender rolling?

Thanks for any info guys! I appreciate this thread lots of info and great pictures

1. No, but from my experience upgrading from the OEM shocks is a good investment and can/will save you some issues later.

2. Rear camber kit is a 'maybe' answer but I went ahead and purchased the kit with my springs and had everthing installed at the same time. If I hadn't I'm pretty certain that the rear kit would have been required to be added anyways so playing it safe paid off.

3. No, you will not require fender rolling with that set up. I have 245/35/19 with +18 up front and 275/35/19 with +22 in the rear with room to spare on the Pro-Kits.
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Anomaly View Post
1. No, but from my experience upgrading from the OEM shocks is a good investment and can/will save you some issues later.

2. Rear camber kit is a 'maybe' answer but I went ahead and purchased the kit with my springs and had everthing installed at the same time. If I hadn't I'm pretty certain that the rear kit would have been required to be added anyways so playing it safe paid off.

3. No, you will not require fender rolling with that set up. I have 245/35/19 with +18 up front and 275/35/19 with +22 in the rear with room to spare on the Pro-Kits.
Thank you SIR! Thank you for all the info! your answer has definately answered my questions and wiped out any doubts. guess the old saying is true
" if you are going to do something, Do it right the First time!"
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:43 PM
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just found out about cobb springs by accident. I read on two vendor sites that cobb springs lower the Z 3/4 in the front and in the rear since they are designed to be direct replacement for the stock ones and work with the stock shocks as well.

Does anybody have them installed? Any opinions, pictures, or thoughts about this brand?
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Does anybody have them installed? Any opinions, pictures, or thoughts about this brand?
My friend Pedro is running Cobb Tunning springs. He's loving it so far
I like the aggressive stance so I would opt to go lower and he doesn't want to go too low b/c it'll hinder the performance aspect.

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Old 12-14-2009, 07:10 PM
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Go with Eibach... prob the best made springs out there they come with lifetime warranty and chit.. i had Tanabe good spring and decent lowering.. i took them off and went true coilovers... and i had to roll my fenders with the tanabe springs.. 18x9 +20, 245/40 in front and 18x10 +18, 275/40 in rear, im on Work XD9's..
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Originally Posted by stogey420time View Post
My friend Pedro is running Cobb Tunning springs. He's loving it so far
I like the aggressive stance so I would opt to go lower and he doesn't want to go too low b/c it'll hinder the performance aspect.

Looks good since these cobb springs are close to stock specs according to the vendors. I doubt it but Did your friend need a rear camber kit?
The drop looks pretty good If I dont need a rear kit or new shocks I may just get these and some other goodies.
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:48 PM
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looks dead stock with the cobb springs...
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Originally Posted by Blackheart View Post
Looks good since these cobb springs are close to stock specs according to the vendors. I doubt it but Did your friend need a rear camber kit?
Well, he bought the rear kit anyways and I'm sure you won't need it since it's a minimal drop. My other friend have Tein S-tech which are close/same drop and didn't need rear camber kit.

Every car is different, so

Buy/install springs first.... get alignment and decide then.

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Old 12-16-2009, 11:59 AM
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I will probably go with eibach pro. Seems to be very consistent with the drop and no unnatural excessive sagging. Just to let you guys know there are 2 group buys right now one with B2autodesigns and [email protected]
Thanks for all the info guys
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Blackheart View Post
I will probably go with eibach pro. Seems to be very consistent with the drop and no unnatural excessive sagging. Just to let you guys know there are 2 group buys right now one with B2autodesigns and [email protected]
Thanks for all the info guys
I'd recommend B2sutodesigns!
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:55 PM
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im in with B2autodesigns just waiting for 4 more spots to fill in
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:22 PM
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Hotchkis springs. 20mm/25mm spacers f/r.

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does the hotchkis require a camber kit?
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Old 12-31-2009, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by t-350z View Post
does the eibach sportlines require a camber kit?

From what i have seen here at the shop any Z or G thats being lowered by any kit so far has needed a rear camber kit......stock and or aftermarket wheels.

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Old 12-31-2009, 05:41 AM
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I see the Cobb Springs work just as well as there little Tuning computer....keeps the car feeling and looking BONE STOCK!!
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I installed the Hotchkis lowering springs a few months ago. I only wanted a mild drop from stock and thats pretty much what I have, however, the passenger side rear tire and wheel gap is more than the driver side gap. I can tuck my pinky finger between tire and wheel well on the drivers side and I have a two finger on the passenger side. Could it be faulty springs? Anybody else run into uneven lowering? Can springs be returned/exchanged? I'll also contact retailer I bought them from. Any suggestions/tips would be apprecieated. I just replaced rear tires, went from 275/40/18 to 285/35/18 and the rear gap on the passenger side really bugs me.
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