by Stephen Morrissey
Date Added: Tuesday 17 September, 2019
Well what can I say, After much researching, reading and debating over should I go springs or coilovers I finally bit the bullet and
ordered a set of Eibach pro kit (mx5 mk2.5 1.6)
Fitment was relatively easy, and would have been much simpler had I not recently waxoyled the underside to within an inch of its life causing
various bolts to become stuck solid!
Once fitted, car instantly looked so much better, getting rid of the skateboard look on standard springs with 15 inch wheels.
Arch gap at the front was down to approx 1 inch and 1.5 at rear or to be totally precise centre of wheel to arch was front 330mm and 350mm at rear and will probably decrease as springs settle.
Next onto the driving, no joke this has utterly blew my mind! Not only is the steering response totally transformed, but the the pickup and braking also
How can a car that has been lowered 35mm actually manage to ride better than on standard springs, gone are the crashing and rattling roof beams over potholes, the car now glides and irons out bumps with ease, even on standard 1.6 non-sport shocks.
If you are debating whether or not to go for springs or coils I say go Eibach pro kit by all means, they are literally faultless and transform the car totally. My only complaint is that I didn't do it sooner!
Hope this helps your decision making!