Eibach Pro-System Plus Review
This past year like many I realized I wanted to kick it up a notch with my Mustangs handling. After purchasing a set of Bridgestone S-04 Pole positions I knew the next step to reach suspension nirvana would be to get new springs and shocks and struts. Now I could've gone with fully adjustable coil-overs but since I only hit the track 2-3 times a year I decided to take a chance and pass. From the get go I knew American Muscle was the place to order from, they deliver on time as promised and had a great deal at the time which I'll get to shortly. Next after looking at the brands, key word looking not researching my major mistake, I knew I wanted to go with a well known brand like Eibach, they've been around for years and are better known for their high-quality springs also AM had a great sale on Eibach'sc Pro-System Plus kit for $900 which included adjustable front sway bar, rear non-adjustable sway bar, front struts, rear shocks and springs all the way around. This past January I ordered the kit with a set of Maximum Motorsports caster/camber plates because the kit would lower the car 1-1.5 inches and I wanted to be on the safe side for an alignment. As previously stated AM delivered on time or should I say Eibach delivered on time (the kit came straight from Eibach) and the visual inspection of the parts came out good, everything was in order and checked out. I waited a month to do the install due to work so I eye-balled each part frequently and carefully, when it came time to do the install, with a set of jack stands and online instructions, install took 4-5 hours (front sway bar was the only pain). First drive with kit installed not aligned was amazing, practically no body roll, I could hit corners with greater confidence, tires were gripping the road and power was going to the pavement, after an alignment things only got better, MM cast/cam plates were high quality, the guys at the alignment shop loved them. Now this kit will drop your mustang 1-1.5 in, which gives it a great looking stance but from what I experienced it did shift the rear noticeably over so I do recommend picking up an adjustable panhard bar, I recommend BMR (worth every penny). Now this is where my review goes bad for the Eibach Pro-System Plus specifically the shocks and struts. It is currently May, install was back in February, so 2-3 months have passed with this kit and already the shocks/struts are shot, ride quality has gone down tremendously, I feel everything on the road, and car sits slightly lower one side. After doing research, which I shouldve done to begin with, I learned that Eibach's Struts/shocks aren't exactly top notch, they've built an empire on springs, have great sway bars but the shocks/struts they make don't stack up. Now I'm not sure if this applies to their coil-over lineup but do you're research before hand. I'm currently in the works of purchasing new shocks/struts from Koni as I do not wish to even try to warranty another set from Eibach. I'll say it again I love Eibach's springs and I love their sway bars but I warn anyone looking to get their shocks/struts. My advice and what seems to be trending is if you're in the market to upgrade your suspension don't buy a all-in-one kit like I did, there is not a brand that puts out nothing but high quality products, each brand has their own award winning product but that doesn't mean everything they make is great. Do you're research, read reviews and put together you're own kit, trust me. Thanks for reading and I apologize for any mis-types and I'm open to any questions.