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Old 11-26-2009, 11:47 AM
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I want an inch from the rear only sqzbox, to level it out. I didn't put the springs on, I bought it this way. But the front is only about 1" lower than stock. I would almost consider putting the stock springs back in but it does handle better than a stock one. I know it will end up doing a auto X with my friends and I don't want to get killed on the track too bad.
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Before heating the springs with a torch, get a bunch of guys together and a couple of cases of beer. Turn up the boom box, drink and laugh at the Darwin Awards on the web. Make one future ex-friend the designated dialer... tell'em to punch in 9-1 and the phone and wait. Get under the car with your torch. Fire it up under the car.

Before ruining the first spring, inadvertenly pass the torch near the gas tank and that tiny leak you didn't notice. About now, the designated dialer should enter the second 1 to his phone and run like hell. The last thing to go through your mind will either be the gas tank and contents or thoughts of making this years Darwin Awards list.

This is intended only to tell you not to heat your springs - all around a bad idea.
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:02 PM
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I say this with a little humor as I would bet that each of us have torched the springs at least once and thus become educated. haha
you bet we all have torched springs but now we don't want to admit it

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Old 12-06-2009, 05:10 PM
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I found out the real problem.

When the 03/04 Cobra came out Eibach just just told vendors to continue using the existing springs for 99/01 Cobra. Anyone who bought them ended up with a jacked up rear end. They just don't give the right drop on a Cobra like mine. It wasn't until a few years later that they designed springs specificly to my car. However Eibach made little effort to inform vendors of the new spring and people to this day are still sold the incorrect kit in some places. My Eibach tech didn't even know what I was talking about, but I've done all the reasearch and them some. I have both part numbers. My car has the wrong springs on it. I'm now waiting to see if Eibach will swap me, which seems unlikely. But also in my searching I've found that Eibachs quality is so so and my best bet is with a brand like H&R. But if I can get Eibach to send me new springs I can sell them and recoupe some of my money.

Here you can see my gap, i can put my whole fist in there.
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:11 PM
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what do you have to loose? just cut one coil off and see what happens.

you may end up liking the little added stifness.

if it drops too much just add shims, pretty easy.

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