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Thanks axl886: Yeah I can see the difference. Really nice setup!

The R Design sport chassis is lowered -10mm from standard right? I don't have R Design and mine's a D2. Got the accessories list from the importer and it says "chassie 5, dynamic -10mm". Stange because I tought dynamic was standard...who knows :D

I take it you only changed springs, not shock absorbers, right? I think I'll go with the same eibach pro kit. Had my doubts and thought -30mm springs wouldn't be enough (measured 65mm from tire to the fender!!) and I understood the -10mm chassis will lower the car only by -20mm (using -30mm springs).

The eibach pro kit is still the only quality springs (minimum -30mm & tüv approved) I found suitable for the V40.
 

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Wow, looks gorgeous. It looks better than the stock. I have some questions to ask.
Is Heico spring same as Eibach spring?
How is the difference between Heico and Eibach?
Which one is better performance?

Thank you for answer :)
Heico springs are actually H&R springs.
I find them too soft and looking to change to a coilover. Just too spongy but lowers it nicely.
Very nice for plodding in traffic but for fun, not so much.
 

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Your V40 looks great with the Eibach springs axl886! I've got also plans to lower my V40 T4 R-Design. I was looking for a complete spring and damper kit but it seems that only Heico is offering one and that set in particular is very expensive compared to sets direct from Bilstein. The Heico set with dampers are actually Bilstein, you can see the Bilstein logo in the photo on their german website :)

But if you search @ Bilstein, they aren't offering any products for the V40. So I'm guessing they have some sort of exclusivity.

Anyways, I think I'm going with the same options as u guys. Eibach and some spacers :D
 

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Your V40 looks great with the Eibach springs axl886! I've got also plans to lower my V40 T4 R-Design. I was looking for a complete spring and damper kit but it seems that only Heico is offering one and that set in particular is very expensive compared to sets direct from Bilstein. The Heico set with dampers are actually Bilstein, you can see the Bilstein logo in the photo on their german website :)

But if you search @ Bilstein, they aren't offering any products for the V40. So I'm guessing they have some sort of exclusivity.

Anyways, I think I'm going with the same options as u guys. Eibach and some spacers :D
Try looking for Focus dampers from Bilstein..
 

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I found out that Bilstein is offering a B6 and B8 damper for the V40 T2. I'd like to use this in combination with the Eibach pro-kit spings but because Bilstein doesn't list the dampers for a T3 of T4 I guess it's officially not supported.

Do you guys think the dampers offered for the T2 will fit a T3 of T4 without any problems? Essentially it is the same car.
 

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I found out that Bilstein is offering a B6 and B8 damper for the V40 T2. I'd like to use this in combination with the Eibach pro-kit spings but because Bilstein doesn't list the dampers for a T3 of T4 I guess it's officially not supported.

Do you guys think the dampers offered for the T2 will fit a T3 of T4 without any problems? Essentially it is the same car.
They should fit without problems. Bare in mind, B8 are supposed to combine with lowering springs.
Also, be warned - they're quite firm
 

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Hi guys

Just got a set of Eibach ProKit springs delivered today for my D2 (Eibach no. E10840061422)
Did any of you install the springs yourself? And if yes, did you come across any issues during install?

Best regards
H!
 

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Hi guys

Just got a set of Eibach ProKit springs delivered today for my D2 (Eibach no. E10840061422)
Did any of you install the springs yourself? And if yes, did you come across any issues during install?

Best regards
H!
Can i ask how much you paid and where you got them from?
 

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Ok, so we installed the Eibach Pro Kit today. The result is....well, that was indeed how the car should have been from factory, as previously stated in this thread!
First impression from about 100 km driving home from the garage is that it is even more comfy than the OEM springs. Slightly more firm in the curves, but no hardness at all. The pro kit is not a sport suspension in that sense; just a sporty looking lowering.
The following stuff is likely to be trivialities to the mechanics in here, so please correct me and forgive me my poor technical english (and english in general :)
Phone ran out of power so no DIY photos, sorry, but the following two resources may be helpfulI:
http://eibach.com/america/en/support/tech-tips
This installation instruction for a Ford Focus ST pretty much covers it with a few but important exceptions explained in the following: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1uN1qSz2X4


Front:
Besides that there is no plastic to remove over the upper strut mounts but instead a strut bar, which is no big deal, and a few small differences in details about some small brackets on the front dampers, the main differences are as follows: The strut assembly on the spindle is not threaded, which means that an other dismounting technique than shown in the vid. is necessary. We used a chisel and rubber hammer to expand the spindle.
In my case, the spindle and the damper did not come a part as easily as in the vid. Needed a bit of hammering and muscle to get it off and back on again.
Also remember that the rubber bushing in top of the spring has a "right" direction as it is wedge shaped and the top end of the spring need to go at the sharp side of the wedge. Please also note that there is no reason to pull the bearing apart as the guy does in the vid. He uses an impact gun do dismount the top of the damper. We used an allen key and a fork key, no problem.

Rear:
The V40 has one major differences from the Focus ST in the vid. The V40 has a rear sway bar which means that the spindles can’t fall down far enough to remove the factory springs just like that. It´s necessary to have an internal spring compressor like this one for instance
. We did not have one of those and could not get one with short notice, so we ended up going for some less clever solutions which i’ll not recommend. Just have that compressor ready…. :)

In the end everything turned out very well and it looks sweet as shown in the Malfonso, Pleide and Axl886 posts.

Photos will follow when summer wheels get mounted in a month time.

Best regards
H!
 

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If you want, you can wait a couple of weeks for mine to arrive and get installed. I got the 20/25 combo.
Did you ever get your 25/20 spacer setup installed? Whats the spacing like for example are the wheels close to poking out the top of the arches.

Any pics looking down from above the arch onto the wheel would be great just so i know when i go to order mine at the weekend. Have had my 16inch steel winters in so no use measuring off them

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Here are some shots of mine. 30mm lowering and 20/25mm (per side) combo with 225/40 R18 tires on the Volvo Midir wheels (offset 52.5).

If anyone is interested, I am getting rid of my H&R Spacers due to the move to 235/35 R19 Heico Volution VII Wheels waiting for the summer to finally arrive ;) Just send me a PM :)
 

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That's awesome thanks very much. I guess with my wheel only being 17 lixon's they may sit a little further inside the arch. (Not sure if the offsets are the same)
 

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It should look around the same as the Ixion have the same width and offset. BUT, the Ixion don't have deep enough "pockets" to incorporate the lugnuts from the h&r spacers which is why I don't use them in the winter (also on 17" Ixion rims). Make sure to check if they will fit before you go out and buy the spacers.
 

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It should look around the same as the Ixion have the same width and offset. BUT, the Ixion don't have deep enough "pockets" to incorporate the lugnuts from the h&r spacers which is why I don't use them in the winter (also on 17" Ixion rims). Make sure to check if they will fit before you go out and buy the spacers.
A few people mentioned this with the eibach 15mm spacers only above 15mm and clearance is enough. H&r must be a slightly different design. Which is a shame as i have always used h&r in the past.
 

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Does anybody have any pics of h&r spacers fitted to the hub but without the wheel fitted to the spacer. Trying to comapre the pics of eibach spacers in this thread with a h&r set to see if there is a difference in the lug nut width for clearance issues with the back of the lixon 17" r design wheels

Thanks in advance
 
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