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I have a R-Design with the sports chassis. Thinking of getting the above, for a more planted look. ;)

Previous ride was on Cusco coilovers, so no experience with lowering springs and spacers.

Has anyone have experience with them? On V40s, Volvos... or other marques? Please share your experience, thanks.
 

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I have a R-Design with the sports chassis. Thinking of getting the above, for a more planted look. ;)

Previous ride was on Cusco coilovers, so no experience with lowering springs and spacers.

Has anyone have experience with them? On V40s, Volvos... or other marques? Please share your experience, thanks.
Did you manage to lower your V40? I'm not sure if Eibachs make springs for the V40. I know they make it for the Focus ST.
 

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Ford use eibachs for their approved retro fit option lowering springs ,I also have them on the lotus not lowering but standard with the billstiens.

Eibachs are one of, if not the best springs you can get

What v40 have you got, I think the sports chassis is way too high at the back and would be interested in dropping it a bit in the future (why is it so high????)

Re spacers ones for the focus should be ok, I assume the run the same hubs and discs?
 

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If you go to the Eibach site (.de not .com), a short list of part numbers will turn up for our car model, for spacers and springs.

And you guys are right, a lot of the components are shared with the Focus. :) Have ordered 15/20mm (f&r) spaces and Sportsline springs online. Will post some pics here when I finally get to install them!

Yup I have the sports chassis and I find the ride height too high visually, haha.
 

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Yeah i've got the T5 r design with sport chasis. i still find it too high.

are you sure the model names you find are for 2013 v40? might be the old one.

i'm happy to wait for axl886 builds and see how he goes. use him as the guinea pig :p

probably wont go with the sportlines. that might be pushing it. i still want to retain some ride comfort. i thing the pro kit drops it perfectly.

im also going to replace the 18" ixons with wider wheels with better offsets so i wont need to use spacers.
 

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It's confirmed it's for our V40. "Hatch 2012- " doesn't sound right to you? :p

Typo in my earlier post; I actually ordered the pro kit not sports line. .. my bad. The latter's not available anyways.
 

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It's confirmed it's for our V40. "Hatch 2012- " doesn't sound right to you? :p

Typo in my earlier post; I actually ordered the pro kit not sports line. .. my bad. The latter's not available anyways.
awesome!! be sure to post photos once you've dropped it.
 

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Does the site and differentiate between the different engines (weight due to different lump and fuel tank size)?
 

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What are the weight differences from D2 -> D4?
 

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about 100kg dry on a basic car if you option the D4 up it will get even bigger, also there is another 8kg just in the difference in the fuel capacity

As a standard car the D2 and D4 have different springs so I would have thought this would have warranted it on the uprated set up, it certainly did on the springs for the Mk2 focus
 

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Ok, I installed the springs and spacers today... but there was a problem fitting the 15mm ones, so I just installed the 20mm for the rear first.

Some pics below.

Ride gets harder, more abrupt if never slow down for humps - I estimate more jarring by maybe a factor of 10%? But it's no biggie for me. :heart: the looks even more now. :D

Front drops by 25mm, and the rear by 30mm... approximately.
 

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Ok, I installed the springs and spacers today... but there was a problem fitting the 15mm ones, so I just installed the 20mm for the rear first.

Some pics below.

Ride gets harder, more abrupt if never slow down for humps - I estimate more jarring by maybe a factor of 10%? But it's no biggie for me. :heart: the looks even more now. :D

Front drops by 25mm, and the rear by 30mm... approximately.
I've ordered mine as well... getting it installed in the next few weeks.

Did your V40 come with the lowered suspension when you bought it?

I have the T5 with the lowered suspension and i do find the ride pretty firm already. I'm hoping that the springs will keep the ride quality on the same level or just slightly firmer when stock.

You should take a photo on an angle so we can see the stance.

It looks really good btw! nice work :thumbup:
 

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btw, what was the catalogue number of the eibach springs that you bought?
 

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I've ordered mine as well... getting it installed in the next few weeks.

Did your V40 come with the lowered suspension when you bought it?

I have the T5 with the lowered suspension and i do find the ride pretty firm already. I'm hoping that the springs will keep the ride quality on the same level or just slightly firmer when stock.

You should take a photo on an angle so we can see the stance.

It looks really good btw! nice work :thumbup:
Good to hear mate! Yup mine's the sports suspension, but try as I might, I personally can't accept the "SUV jr" looks it came with. :)

Seeing that my prev ride runs like this:



The p/n is: E10-84-006-14-22. Any how, here are some more pics after I installed the 15mm front spacers.
 

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Good to hear mate! Yup mine's the sports suspension, but try as I might, I personally can't accept the "SUV jr" looks it came with. :)

Seeing that my prev ride runs like this:



The p/n is: E10-84-006-14-22. Any how, here are some more pics after I installed the 15mm front spacers.
Very nice! Thanks for the photos and the info! They are very helpful. Will be following your lead with the same setup except I wont be putting any spacers on mine as I'm planning to change the wheels with a nice offset.

Any issues with humps and scraping on steep driveways?

You mentioned that the ride is harder and more jarring? Is it significant?

Very nice evo btw!
 

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Very nice! Thanks for the photos and the info! They are very helpful. Will be following your lead with the same setup except I wont be putting any spacers on mine as I'm planning to change the wheels with a nice offset.

Any issues with humps and scraping on steep driveways?

You mentioned that the ride is harder and more jarring? Is it significant?

Very nice evo btw!
The driveway around my parts aren't all that ferocious, except for a couple of infamous malls... which I avoid going in the first place.

I would say it is moderately significant, especially if the driver are those type who plough through humps without slowing. IMO, the tradeoff is worth it.

Thanks! Occasionally I still think about her still. :s
 

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what about those pics?

Love to see how it looks with the spacers...
 

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It's a couple of posts above, you don't see it?
 
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