Installation Time: Weekend
June 04, 2016
Improved Composure and Confidence
My initial impressions are very good for this product.
Although I have not had the car aligned yet, I did take it for about a 10-mile shakedown to make sure everything was working properly.
What I found was that the suspension had much improved composure, ride quality was about the same - if not a bit softer than stock - and overall confidence in what the car was doing increased a lot. The shock control was lightyears ahead of the stock KYBs - but mine had over 100,000 miles on them so it wasn't a fair comparison in some ways.
I was particularly impressed by the lack of lateral movement in the rear axle with the new setup.
Most everything fit together as advertised. The only exception was some hardware washers that I purchased at the suggestion of LMR's video instructions. It will help you get more threads through the shock tower if you use their trick.
I used a combination of Eibach's instruction manual and LMR's video (https://youtu.be/o41L2b6b2_Y).
I would HIGHLY recommend doing this install with a buddy. I was fortunate enough to have my dad help me. There are parts of the job, especially the rear end, that you basically need two people because you need one person to operate the jack while someone else moves things (like the shocks) into place.
Overall this kit just plain rocks. The ride height adjustability is awesome, the new-found control is awesome, and the ability to adjust your stance at any time is great.
To adjust the ride height, you simply use the the Eibach tool to twist the collars up or down depending on whether you want it higher or lower.
Wonderful product! Very grateful to Eibach for making this.