View Full Version : How long for springs to set?

02-05-2002, 06:22 PM
I've had my kyb agx's and eibach prokit on my s13 for about a month now, and the drop is still only about .6" all around. Shouldn't the springs have set in already? Or could it be that my old shocks and srpings were worn out (103k miles) and were an inch lower than they're supposed to be? Right now, it's 14.9" from the center of the wheel to the fender in the front and about 13.9" in the back.


02-05-2002, 08:07 PM
Do you have any pics of your car ?

02-05-2002, 09:07 PM
No, but I will some time next week.

02-05-2002, 09:09 PM
If you have Eibach springs, they are not supposed to "set".

From the Eibach website:

"All Eibach suspension coils are pre-set to eliminate settling and increase life expectancy. Some minimal settling may occur as the new spring mates up to an existing rubber suspension isolator, this is normal, but is not the same as a poorly produced spring which may take a set and effect the ride height, handling and alignment of the vehicle."


02-06-2002, 10:26 PM
Thanks. I just compared my measurements with the FSM and it's a 1.4" drop in front and 1.2" in the back. I guess my stock springs sagged after 10 years.