With the OEM front suspension off the car, we took the opportunity to take some photos comparing the two setups.
The first thing we noticed was how much shorter the Pro-Kit springs were. Eibach advertises a 1-1.2 inch drop with stiffer spring rates so it will be interesting to see how the car sits after everything is installed. For our more technical followers, here are the spring rates we found online.
88-91 Honda CRX Si Spring Rates
Front: 250 lbs/in
Rear: 150 lbs/in
Eibach Pro-Kit for 88-91 Honda CRX (all models)
Front: 274 lbs/in
Rear: 228 lbs/in
It's always good to accompany a set of aftermarket springs with shocks that can handle the added stiffness. And on that note...
We also compared the length of the shock bodies. Not too much of a difference here. We did notice however that Nancy's OEM shock was a bit worn as the piston rod took longer to rebound compared to our brand new Koni unit. We're looking forward to seeing how our new shock absorbers help with improving handling and ride quality.