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      04-05-2009, 08:30 PM   #1
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torn between Dinan or Eibach springs..

Any feedback would be appreciated from owners of both. I like the subtleness of the Dinan .5" drop and the fact it comes with new bump stops and is supposed to not limit suspension travel. But they are EXPENSIVE... I've decided my car definitely needs some sort of drop. I definitely don't like the slammed look. The Eibachs seem to be the next best choice for height, and their price is far more appealing than the Dinan springs.

I've only seen pics on here of both drops. Hard to tell how it looks in real life. Is the Dinan drop noticeable at only .5"? Is the Eibach to much where it's not a subtle mod anymore?
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      04-05-2009, 08:37 PM   #2
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I honestly don't see much of a difference with the Dinan drop. IMO it's too expensive but if you have the money and want the warranty then go for it. Most people get a good amount of miles before any aftermarket springs wear out stock shocks. I personally only put about 6-7K on my cars per year so hopefully I'm able to get about 3 years out of springs.

I say go Eibach, H&R, or RD but thats just me.
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I'm leaning towards the Eibach... The price is right and I don't care about the warranty. I only put 7K on my car in one year also. I doubt there will be any problems with either spring, especially with low millage.
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It really all depends what you are looking for, I guess. My car is a 4-season daily driver, in Chicago, so the Dinan springs are perfect for my needs. I am very happy with my Dinan set-up, but the drop IS subtle.

The drop looks much better than stock, but I would not attempt to put a wheel with a lip on the car... it would still look like it needs more drop. Hope that helps.
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So I went for the Eibachs. They look awesome. Nice subtle drop. Installed them myself if 4 hours today following the DIYs on here. Pretty simple to do, just takes a bit of time.
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how does it ride? I have been leaning towards the same thing.
For some reason i am convinced that the Dinan springs are really just eibachs.
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I ordered the Dinans in February and I'm still waiting for them to be in stock again. If they were merely rebranded Eibachs I'm sure that they'd be here by now.

BTW, I put Eibachs on my 5.0 Mustang, along with Tokiko shocks and Gulf States camber plates. They really worked extremely well and made the 'stang very competitive. Eibach makes great springs, of course, their success in the M3 is dependent on matching the right spring rates to the shocks and mass. I'm not seeing any complaints here, but no one seems to be tracking or autocrossing these springs.

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well I just put them in yesterday and haven't had my suspension aligned yet. So far they feel great, definitely don't feel stiffer than stock. I got a non EDC car so it's pretty stiff to begin with. I'm glad I didn't spend the extra money on Dinan. At this point I see no negatives to the Eibach so can't imagine why Dinan would be better.
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