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What year Sonata?

We sell the Eibach Pro kit for both the NF and YF Sonata but I'm not aware of any customers having sent us installed pictures.
 

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i used to run H&R sport springs before i got coilovers..
1.4" drop front and 1.3" rear

i believe the eibach pro-kits are only 1" drop.... weak.. might as well not even bother.. unless you are strictly going for the ride quality only

however wasnt loaw enough for me..

This is when i FIRST got it installed, the very first day, it wasnt settled yet



And then about a month later when it got a bit more settled





There are also lots of pics on hyundai-forums.com sonata section regarding the lowering springs... although im banned from that web from certain idiot mods, alot of members there are super helpful, might wanna check it out
 

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thanks! They're just Ace Strada 19x8.5 +35 fronts and 19x9.5 +38 rear
i got them custom coated to pearl gold now :D and running 15mm spacers rear






btw op, this is how my car sits now currently with coilovers... your welcome to do a comparison between the spring pic and coilover pic i posted
 

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I was curious about lowering springs vs struts/springs. Ive read from some sonata owners that just buying lowering springs makes the ride quality worse, some say it makes it better. Some say you need aftermarket struts to match the shorter springs etc...

Any info on how the H&R and Eibach ride quality is with just lowering springs swapped in??

I have an '09 SE V6 by the way, and this is my first post. Nice looking forum!

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having just lowering springs + oem shocks makes alot of bounce and is not too practical on roads with lots of dips, but it certaily did get rid of the 'floatiness' and the rediculous body roll the sonata had, which was satisfying enough for me. (i'm still young)

not that many aftermarket shocks are available in North American market for the nf sonatas either, the only one that i heard so far is the KYB gr2 gas shock or the monroe shocks which are just same twin silbing shocks just with different name brand, AND is made strictly for comfort driving, not street performance, therefore fitting lowering springs with these may still cause problems in the future...

so in the end, your best bet is to just get your hands on a set of coilovers... like what i did..

because afterall the price of lowering springs + aftermarket shocks = little less than price of descent neotech or sma coilovers
 

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^ +1

Nice thing with coil-overs (most anyways) is that you can adjust how firm/ soft they are and the ride height. So if you get tired of it being slammed you can just raise the car back up.

Just because I can't resist a plug: Only coil-overs we sell for the NF are K Sport RR.

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hmm i wouldnt strictly say no go, i had springs on my car for over a year and didnt find anything TOO bad, just had to slow down on speedbumps etc which is obvious
 

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hmm i wouldnt strictly say no go, i had springs on my car for over a year and didnt find anything TOO bad, just had to slow down on speedbumps etc which is obvious
Thanks for the info! In your experience, was the ride quality better, worse, or just different with the lowering springs only? More bouncy?

Is there any way to modify the stock shocks to work better with the lowering springs, such as thicker fluid?
 

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nah, you cant physically modify the oem shocks, just go with the springs dude, its not all that bad, just after a while you will get tired of it though so its really up to you

like i said, the ride quality was satisfying enough for me because it dramatically reduced body roll and the floaty buick feel our sonatas had
 

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^ +1

Nice thing with coil-overs (most anyways) is that you can adjust how firm/ soft they are and the ride height. So if you get tired of it being slammed you can just raise the car back up.

Just because I can't resist a plug: Only coil-overs we sell for the NF are K Sport RR.

importshark.com


Adjustable seat heights do not change the spring rate. Only changing springs will do that. Coilovers can change ride height but not spring rates. The bigger the coil diameter, free length and number of coils alter spring rate and the stiffer the spring the harsher the ride. That can be modified slightly with different shock characteristics but pretty much the bigger the coil, the less coils, the stiffer the ride. My elderly inlaws haven't found my H&R springs harsh and they are the first to complain about my racers.
They aee cmbined with ATS 8x17/40 wheels and 245/45x17 Contis at 40 psi.
 

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I think if your on a budget, then just start out with the lowering springs kit with oem shocks. and if your ok with them just look in to upgrading the struts to koni yellow or some other brands. If your looking for more flexibility and performance, then go for coilovers.
 

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Can someone expand that last posting a little? I have a 06 NF 3.3 that I purchased new and it is time for the suspension to be serviced. I have tracked down the HR/Eibach springs but have not had any luck as to what are better "sporty" springs/struts. Coil-overs seem like a bit of over kill as I just wish to have the car handle better since I have to replace this stuff.

At the same time can anyone comment about rotors and pads? I am looking at replacing the stock stuff with stoptech gear but only on the recomendation of a local shop as the cost vs dealership work seems stunningly better.

Sorry for the newb questions, I'm just a mid 30's dad who wants to recall his youth :cool:

I have replaced the filters to K&N years back, stunning stereo, fully synth fluids since day one but this stuff is beyone me.
 

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Can someone expand that last posting a little? I have a 06 NF 3.3 that I purchased new and it is time for the suspension to be serviced. I have tracked down the HR/Eibach springs but have not had any luck as to what are better "sporty" springs/struts. Coil-overs seem like a bit of over kill as I just wish to have the car handle better since I have to replace this stuff.

At the same time can anyone comment about rotors and pads? I am looking at replacing the stock stuff with stoptech gear but only on the recomendation of a local shop as the cost vs dealership work seems stunningly better.

Sorry for the newb questions, I'm just a mid 30's dad who wants to recall his youth :cool:

I have replaced the filters to K&N years back, stunning stereo, fully synth fluids since day one but this stuff is beyone me.
Calgary, did you check out the link that I put in my earlier post? I have a set of Eibach lowering springs on my Sonata and though it did improve the handling and steering, it decreased the smoothness of the ride, plus as I stated, lowering springs wear out your shocks and struts sooner, so even though coilovers are more expensive initially, they are worth it because they will save you over having to replace your shocks and struts on an ongoing basis plus keep your ride the same. It's like the old plumbing saying, "pay me now (for a job done well), or pay me later (for having to fix a cheap job that was done)".

As far as the rotors and pads go, check these people out. I'm about to get Centric drilled and slotted rotors and pads from them; good price!
Zeckhausen Racing
Hope this helps! :D
 
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