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Eibach springs

Hi, does anybody on here that has fitted eibach springs, have any pictures they can post of before and after please. Preferably side on view. The reason I'm asking is, I've measured down from the wheel arch the 25mm eibach specify and there's still a huge gap to the tyre on mine, and it's on 18's.
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Fitted Eibach on my 2.4 Lusso. Made a considerable difference. Took on the stance of a TI. No photos before unfortunately.
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The gap always looks bigger on smaller wheels. Also give it a week or two of driving as they tend to settle. Mines definitely lower than before (Its a Ti).

The best thread for more info and discussion

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...e=14&_k=0scfqz

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I fitted Eibach Pro & Bilstein B4 on my 159 Lusso-initially they sat as high as the standard springs about 38.5cm due to the higher spring rate as the originals compressed far more-measured from centre of wheel arch lip to centre of the hub badge.
After a few weeks they now sit 'settled' at around 36 - 36.5.
I am still on 17 std wheels.
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That's interesting, wasn't aware the springs took time to settle! I'm running 19" rims which makes the gap appear visually smaller but will measure the drop this evening and post it up.
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I have Eibach's on my Brera along with Bilstein B4 shocks. Originally, the ride was higher than the original. Eventually, together with Autolusso and a specialist spring company we managed to get things sorted. You can see my car if you click on the picture link below.

Personally, I wouldn't have lowered it quite so much as originally the undertray dragged along the bumps in the road like a 1990's Formula 1 car with a fuel tank of fuel. Since I had it removed things are fine though...
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Id say that's about the same clearance I acheived.
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