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Eibach Pro kit, and Sportline springs in stock ! $229 !

Modern Performance has the Eibach Pro kit, and Sportline springs in stock for the Caliber NON RT models !

Pro kit springs 1.3 inch front and 1.2 inch drop in the rear.

Sportline springs 2 inch front, and 1.8 inch rear drop.
 

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Is anybody gonna put out something for the R/T or will it screw with the AWD too much? Any thoughts would be appreciated!
 

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Why won't the lowering springs work on the RT Caliber?
 

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IMO........I wouldn't lower my R/T AWD, It seems to take away the benifit of having AWD by lowering its clearance........I want to go over snow not push it around:D.
 

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Xtreme Thunder said:
Hmmm, yeah, still a gray area with FWD R/T. I don't see why the AWD ones would not work on the FWD though.
You'd probably be better off on the SE/SXT springs on the FWD R/T. AWD usually requires a little different spring set up for the axles and stuff, but i can't say for sure on this car if that's true or not.
 

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i thought i read somewhere these don't install like normal springs on the struts, what was it that i saw? If they go on normally like any other spring, i may be interested
 

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HSKR said:
You'd probably be better off on the SE/SXT springs on the FWD R/T. AWD usually requires a little different spring set up for the axles and stuff, but i can't say for sure on this car if that's true or not.
Yeah, I had that idea in the back of my mind too.
 

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ib2loud said:
i thought i read somewhere these don't install like normal springs on the struts, what was it that i saw? If they go on normally like any other spring, i may be interested
As far as I can tell they are replacement springs that would go on the strut. Maybe you saw something totally different like a sway bar maybe?
 

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The only tool I know of to remove the springs, is just a spring compressor.
 

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A post on another forum by someone who installed the Eibach
kit said you did require a special tool or wrench for the struts.
 

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There's usually a nut that secures the strut to the strut mount, that is a large nut, and hard to access because of the strut sticking too far up, therefore blocking the access to the nut.

It can be removed, it just takes patience.

With a spring compressor, and a good socket set and driver, id say 60-70% of the public can safely remove a spring/strut kit to replace their springs.

If you dont feel comfortable doing it, most shops would charge about $150-$200 to remove your factory suspension, and reinstall the new springs onto your car.
 

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ib2loud said:
how about to remove the strut? does it have normal bolts & nuts? i guess i should just go look for myself
AHHHH! thats true! My old VW needed a special socket to get the strut out.
 
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