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Thanks Mr. This is a great post.


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I have the Eibach Prokit and have no such bounce. The springs are reactive to the bumps you go over but I would say that the rebound is much tighter than the compression. Just my observations. I love the springs and I will change out the shocks and struts when they go but for now i think they are fine. ............ Clue

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So where is the sticky that explains the install? I searched and all I ever find is talk about it. Has anyone done it and taken pics or done a write up? Links please?!


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Great read. Good to know info.

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This is very usefull information, but i didn't get one thing, the bumpstops, they have to be cut at the time of Proline springs installation? or should they not? which is better to do to mmet these springs with oem shocks? I have installed H&R Sport springs on my old Corolla, cut bumpstops a half size, stock shocks, and the ride was not even bumpy but handling was awasome, but i think if i wouldn't cut the bumpstop then most likely i have some problem with really hard and harsh ride.

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i too am curious about the bumpstop issue, should they be messed with? what if you get the koni yellows? not too much info on them...

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Ok, i have read online as someone here on this forum has instructions on "HOW TO INSTALL PRO KIT Springs", i have noticed nothing was mentioned about bump stops, so i figured i do not need to cut them, Honestlly i tried but they WERE NOT ABLE TO be cut, so i figure i won't use bigger scissors, juet let it go like that, installed Pro kit, ride is AWASOME, and DO NOT CUT your bump stops, bump stops are made to stop your car traveling down from hitting the ground when you go over a high hill at really fast speed, with the stop bump it is noticable at 70 mph going over a little inclining bump, but anything below that it will never reach the bump stop, so no worries about a bump stop for Mazda3.

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i was thinkin of lowering my mazda 3 aswell but not by means of a kit, but rather by cutting em myself?!?!?

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[quote author=sanmaz3_84 link=topic=21461.msg947579#msg947579 date=1158099617]
i was thinkin of lowering my mazda 3 aswell but not by means of a kit, but rather by cutting em myself?!?!?
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Honestly man- why would you ever do that? Your gunna save a couple bucks... now... Your not going to be able to get a perfectly level ride by cutting them (well, not by doing it just once probably)- its going to feel like crap- your going to hit your bump stops constantly, as a result youll blow your shocks out INCREDIBLY fast and have to replace them (way more expensive than a kit)- and your not going to have your OEM springs if ever a suspension problem arises under warranty, or you want to sell/trade in your car.

Suck it up and either dont do it, or spend the money for good quality springs.

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