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is the rear 1" higher than the front? I'm going to guesss, yes. I've had my car checked three times to get the rear lower. There is no way that I can get the rear of my car any lower. IMO the rear should sit level or no more than a 1/2" higher than the front. This is one of the reasons I bought this kit.

I have talked to Blaine at Eibach about this situation several times. Every suggestion he has given me, I've tried. When I had my car at Shorleine Motoring on Saturday, they tried everything. The rear of the car is not coming down. The tech that worked on my car worked at Eibach for five years, he knows what he's doing.

Here's what we need to do. Blaine says that he's not aware of the problem, except for mine. So, I told him I would post his number on our forum so he could hear from the members and the poor design that they have on the market.

I've seem pic's of members cars and they all have the same problem.

Eibach 951-256-8300 xt. 114
ask for Blaine.

This is JonW and my car, sitting nose to nose. The ride hieght is clear and not correct.
 

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I measure my car today and it is sitting higher in the rear. The front was 29.5" and the rear was 30.5".
 

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You did trim the bumpstops? Did you also tighten everything down with the car on the ground? I've read that can be an issue... I can pull the info if you want.
 

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rogue said:
You did trim the bumpstops? Did you also tighten everything down with the car on the ground? I've read that can be an issue... I can pull the info if you want.
Rogue, both Fatchance and I had ours done at Performance Plus in Long Beach. Those guys did a great job and did trim the bumpstops and tightened it while on the ground (actually while on the alignment rack with the weight of the vehicle on the wheels). As Fatchance also said, he had the guy at Shoreline tear it apart and try to rework it to get some additional drop out of it. He's definately done his homework on this and has some quality shops backing him up that the problem is the springs, not the install.

He also found out that the springs were developed on a Magnum, not a 300C. That could explain some of the difference. I'll be calling Eibach today to voice my concerns.
 

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JonW said:
He also found out that the springs were developed on a Magnum, not a 300C. That could explain some of the difference. I'll be calling Eibach today to voice my concerns.
Thats a great point. The added weight in the rear is most likely the problem. They should issue replacement springs for the 300c atleast. I have noticed a few people whom have trimmed their rear Eibachs. I guess now I know why...

I'll have to get the number for Performance Plus if I decide to drop my car. Any issues with rubbing guys?
 

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The response from Blain

Thanks for your interest in our product. Our Pro-Kit # 2873.140 lowers the 300C 1.6 inches front and rear, so it is an even drop but it is important to keep in mind that the front and rear fenders are formed with different opening heights, plus we find it best to maintain a slight "rake" in the overall body line of the car on a big sedan such as the 300C. This helps when rear passengers, and or weight is added to the trunk. We are not having any issues with incorrect heights or lowering amounts on this car with our kit if the springs are installed correctly and as long as the car is not equipped with the self-leveling rear shocks. Attached are a before and after photo of a 300C with our Pro-Kit installed. Should you have any further questions please feel free to contact me.

Regards,

Blaine Cauthron
Research & Development
Technical Support
Eibach Springs, Inc
(951) 256-8300 x 114
[email protected]
http://www.eibach.com
 

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I kinda like the rake...

Also, as you can see with the pics that Blaine sent, stock the car sits higher in the back, so when Eibach deisgned a spring that lowered the car 1.6" all around, it meant that the difference in heights would remain the same, unless Eibach had manufacuted them to level the car.

i don't think Eibach has done anything wrong because to my knowledge they are lowering, NOT leveling springs...
 

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BTW Fatchance, your car looks great. Can't wait to see it in person.

To be honest, I like the raked setup. But agree it could be brought down just a tad more.
 

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It does sit higher in the rear and there isn't anything technical you can do.
What i did was get three large boxes and i work at print shop so I filled them with
paper so each box weighed about 50LBS. I put them in my trunk and it leveled my
car perfectly. Also with a little extra weight back there you get better grip to the road. I have a "C" so it's nice to have the tires grab a little more.
Try something like this it's the only way and it works great.

Take care

Yarbie
 

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you can use the 2'' drop in the rear, but eibach wont sell just the rear, or break up a set.............
 

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I sent an e-mail to Blaine at Eibach today and got the same type of canned response that KidCoastal did. It sounds like they don't think it's a problem and they don't care if we think it's wrong or not.
 

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My question is, if that is what they intended it to look like. Why does the Magnum with the same springs level perfect? Their answer makes no sense? SO in the magnum, they dont care about rake, or people in the back seat?
BTW, Jon, when people ride in your back seat, do you find it bottoming out or rubbing then?
 

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can't you just cut some coils off the Eibach's? That's what im going to do.. I will post up pic's as soon as i put the springs on..
 

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I ordered the Eibach spring kit but I'm being told that the 300C's can't be aligned. Is this true or is the installer full of crap. The shop I went to is very well known in the Pacific Northwest. The shop stated that because of the large motor there isn't any way to adjust the alignment. I want to get these springs installed and aligned as soon as possible. Can someone help me out?
 
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