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Old 03-12-2012, 01:26 AM
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Not much other than price. Eibach advertises 1 - 1.5" drop front and something similar for rear vs RL 1.6" front and ~1" rear.
If you have a lot weight in the back, would it be best to go with RL since it doesn't lower the back by much?
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what do you mean by a "lot of weight"?
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Well I guess not a lot of weight. But bowling bags occasionally, luggage etc. Just thinking long term in case I have a lot of stuff in the trunk or in the back seat that will weigh the back down. Moving probably in the next year or so...Ill probably have a lot of stuff in the trunk...
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should be ok, the back will sag more under a lot of weight but if its less then 100lbs every now n then I dont think it'll be too bad.
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second? how so? one 2.5 n 3.5 were chosen, or am I missing something

Thanks for the OEM wheel comment ! They have grown on me over time, i "might" get a spacer to push them out a lil for a cleaner look.
If you had read Taz's comment in the free spring thread about there being someone local in BC who was no longer available for testing...that was Tony. The original set of 4th gen springs were on his car...Taz installed them himself.

The drop looks good on these...not as low as the springs for the 3rd gen car in the front, but that is probably good.

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If you had read Taz's comment in the free spring thread about there being someone local in BC who was no longer available for testing...that was Tony. The original set of 4th gen springs were on his car...Taz installed them himself.

The drop looks good on these...not as low as the springs for the 3rd gen car in the front, but that is probably good.

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Yah, I know. We spoke about it. He said it was ok to keep the thread name the way it is. But he is selling his car, so I guess I can say I will be the first to own them on a long term. I like the fact the drop isnt that low being in central NY at the moment, but it makes the car look a whole lot nicer!
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Bumping an older thread...

I'm wanting to lower my altima down to get rid of the monster gap, but I'm regularly having a full load of 4/5 adults in the car. Are the RL's stiff enough to accommodate that load or will I be experiencing bottoming out quite a bit?

I plan to do coilovers, so if RL's won't do the trick, what would be a better option to eliminate gap and have enough strength to carry that load?
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RL or EIBACHS should be fine. i think you should upgrade the rear shocks to KYB to help with the extra weight load IMO
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I run Eibachs and LOVE THEM!
for those of you with eibachs. do you have any front end noise or clunking with them?

im having noise issues and im thinking my strut mounts are shot. i checked everything and its all tight. i think the monkey at pepboys who did my springs may have effed them up some how. i have less than 6k miles on the car too.
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Clunking... check to see if the springs were installed upside-down. There was a thread on this about the printing of EIBACH on the springs to be wrong and some people managed to install the springs upside down.

Does it clunk-clunk when you turn the wheel w/ or w/o driving? More than likely the springs are rubbing against the wheel well. One way to check is to remove your wheel and take a look at where the spring could possibly be rubbing and look for wear. If you are unsure you could put some masking tape in the area and drive and clunk a bit and check again.

I had a similar issue and... let's just say I know the procedure by heart as well as every bolt size from installing/uninstalling springs.
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Clunking... check to see if the springs were installed upside-down. There was a thread on this about the printing of EIBACH on the springs to be wrong and some people managed to install the springs upside down.

Does it clunk-clunk when you turn the wheel w/ or w/o driving? More than likely the springs are rubbing against the wheel well. One way to check is to remove your wheel and take a look at where the spring could possibly be rubbing and look for wear. If you are unsure you could put some masking tape in the area and drive and clunk a bit and check again.

I had a similar issue and... let's just say I know the procedure by heart as well as every bolt size from installing/uninstalling springs.

no i had the guy install them with the eibach logo upside down. they dont quite fit the other way. i had the same issue with the last set i put on my G6. cant believe its like that still and for all their springs it seems.

its like a light clunk/rattle over imperfections in the road or going over speed bumps at a certain speed. the noise SOUNDS like its coming from the top where the strut mounts are. i think i heard it a few times when turning cant remember. im also PRETTY sure its not the bump stops. the guy at pep boys had the cutting instructions and i have the left over pieces for when i go back to stock
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Do you have the 4 or 6 cylinder? I had no issues with my Eibach springs... I did not cut my bump stops though.

It's good you checked that the guy installed them correctly, some techs will force them on with what they believe is right. They can only go on one way without forcing them on anyways!

Check your wheel well anyways. I found mines were scuffed up from the RL springs clunking against the well (which is why the 3.5 Altima RL springs have NOT been released - Taz is a busy guy anyways and it was unfortunate there were fitment problems, btw Taz, I'm still waiting :P)
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:31 AM
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hmm springs hitting the wheel well. thats a new one to me. are the springs too wide? ill check it out for sure. i have the 2.5 btw
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I was going crazy. It annoyed me like no other. I thought my strut mounts were bad too and I was going to lube them up/replace them - the struts only had 30k on them and the springs had 4k, which to me, was waaaay too early to be having issues.


sorry for the huge ass crappy cell phone quality picture.

Taz said that the weight of the 3.5 caused for the springs to rub.

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