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Which Eibach Pro kit springs for a 1.9 Jtd?

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I have been chatting with Tim from alfisti.net about a set of Eibach Pro springs to mate with my Rhoddy Harvey Bailey revalved Bilstein B8 GTA dampers. Apparently there is a dilemma insofar that the JTS springs are too soft so they end up in constant compression causing progressive hardness which ruins the ride. Apparently the 2.4JTD springs are harder at the front so the back end tends to sit lower than the front which looks odd but gives better clearance and ride. If its worthy of note, I'm also fitting 15mm spacers behind the 17inch multispokes all around and an aluminium undertray

My car is a daily driver and needs to be comfortable on long journeys and supple on country road potholes. I want a fast road car, not a compromising racer. I'm guessing that the dampers would pair nicely with GTA or V6 Eibach springs if they fit the 1.9 Jtd. What do you think chaps? Experiences with this little scenario or pictures would be greatly appreciated.

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GTA springs would give approx 15mm drop all round compared to what you have already. They lift the nose a little on Twinsparks (compared to how a GTA sits) but I've seen some on a 1.9 16v JTD before and the car didn't look like it was sitting high at the front compared to the rear.
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GTA springs would give approx 15mm drop all round compared to what you have already. They lift the nose a little on Twinsparks (compared to how a GTA sits) but I've seen some on a 1.9 16v JTD before and the car didn't look like it was sitting high at the front compared to the rear.
Just standard GTA springs?
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Are JTD 20V springs same as GTA ones?
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Just standard GTA springs?
Yeah, just standard ones. They're actually pretty decent, its the shocks that let the GTAs down.

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Are JTD 20V springs same as GTA ones?
Pretty sure they are different.
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Yeah, just standard ones. They're actually pretty decent, its the shocks that let the GTAs down.
interesting....as thats the about the drop that i wanted

Where's best place you can source standard spring from?
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this will be the part where Pud says Autolusso in beds - pretty sure they will have some!
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Actually we don't have any!

Best to try a GTA owner who is upgrading to something else.
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not get them new anymore?
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not get them new anymore?
Its about 300+VAT for 4 new OEM GTA springs - twice the price of Eibach Pro.
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Its about 300+VAT for 4 new OEM GTA springs - twice the price of Eibach Pro.
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