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Old 10-22-2009, 11:18 PM   #1
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Default Anybody have Eibach Prokit?

I'm planning on ordering the Eibach Prokit for my 2002 Gt which will lower it 1.5 inches in the front and back. I wanted to know from anybody who already has these springs on their car if they had to install caster camber plates as well to bring their alignment back into spec?
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:21 PM   #2
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I have the prokit, had it aligned, and didn't need c&c plates.
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caster canber plates are a wise investment regardless
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:25 AM   #4
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I've got them but don't have the CC plates. I would suggest getting shocks and struts with the springs for a better ride.
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:32 AM   #5
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You don't need CC plates for the prokit.
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:19 AM   #6
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great thanks guys, i couldnt find a definite answer anywhere. and I plan on upgrading the shocks and struts soon. I'm a college kid so money's not really flowin
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I have the pro kit on my 99 gt. I wasnt satisfied with the amount of drop in the front but the back is just right IMO. I would definitely suggest that you buy the spring isolators to avoid some squeaking. Also, my front struts shot craps about 5-6 months after I lowered it. I bought Tokico D-spec shocks and struts and it completely change how the car handles. Definitely worth the money. Good Luck. I can post some pictures if you want.
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I've had mine on for 3 years now, with stock shocks, struts, and c & c plates, and haven't had any problems at all.
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I've had mine on for 3 years now, with stock shocks, struts, and c & c plates, and haven't had any problems at all.
no issues with the michigan roads mrtstang? seems like being that low for that long something is bound to happen, haha.
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:19 PM   #10
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no issues with the michigan roads mrtstang? seems like being that low for that long something is bound to happen, haha.
It's really not that low imo. They say it's a 1.5" drop, but it sure doesn't seem like it to me. Honestly, the car rides the same as it it did 3 years ago when i installed them.

Lol...our roads do suck, but other than the ocassional speed bump or pothole that i've hit, everthing has been fine.
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^^ good to know. i was afraid to get a lowering kit that lowered it that far.
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Not low enough for my tastes...im going with H&R supersport springs when i get the chance. Much better stance. You will find that the back sags and the front will never settle enough. Just saying might wanna reconsider your choice in springs.
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Ya I have noticed that the back end of my car sits much better than the front. Is annoying that is like that but I guess that will cause me to upgrade my suspension faster.
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Not low enough for my tastes...im going with H&R supersport springs when i get the chance. Much better stance. You will find that the back sags and the front will never settle enough. Just saying might wanna reconsider your choice in springs.
Agreed, i'm planning on getting the H&R springs soon along with some Tokico shocks/struts and the CC plates. A hefty amount of money so i'm still saving for it.
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okay...maybe I should think about ditching the prokit idea and going with the H&R springs. Anybody know if I'd need the caster camber plates for the H&R?
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No you still wouldn't need the CC plates but I would suggest getting new shocks and struts and CC plates to match the new lowered springs.

I would definitely get the H&R over the Prokit.
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okay...maybe I should think about ditching the prokit idea and going with the H&R springs. Anybody know if I'd need the caster camber plates for the H&R?
I've heard people say you will need them with the H&R setup and some haven't. The way i look at it is since i have to get the springs and shocks might as well just do it right the first time and get the CC plates. I'd rather do everything at once and be done with it. Yes it's more expensive but you know you did it the right way instead of half assing it.
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Yeah true, itd be a wasted 250 bucks if I cheeped out and didn't do it right. i guess Ive got some things to think about then. and with the 17" wheels it'd be better to have a little extra drop in the front with the 1.75'' of the H&R as opposed to the 1.5" of the Eibach. What will the CC plates do other than just allow me to bring my alignment back into spec? anything?
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Keep your tires from getting abnormal wear because of your suspension being out of alignment. If you dont have your suspension aligned, you will cup your tires and therefore get less use out of them and they will make a noise like a monster truck with mudding tires on it going down the road. Here is what you will need to pull off lowering springs successfully...lowering springs, caster/camber plates, and new shocks and struts(fox body length). Theres what you do. You dont skimp out on the suspension of your car.
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okay, yeah I knew about the alignment issues you would have without the caster camber plates if the stock ones werent enough. I was just wondering if they had any other benefits because everybody says to get them, that they are good to have
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