Re: [DML] Re: Eibach springs/shock set
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Re: [DML] Re: Eibach springs/shock set



I'm an original owner with 25 years of driving the DeLorean. When I bought 
the car I hated the 4x4 look with the extreme high front end. The first time 
I exceed 100mph the car felt as though it was close to going air borne and 
needless to say there was little feeling of control. At the time the only 
option was the cut and swap which I did. Handling improved dramatically as 
did the way the car looked. I drove it like that for many years replacing 
the original Girling shocks once during the years they were available. When 
Marty had the Mid-States softer progressive springs made along with the 
shock kit I switched to that. The ride improved considerably and the 
handling diminished only slightly. The problem I incurred was the softer 
suspension settled too low when the trunk was full of luggage. I ended up 
with a rubber doughnut between a pair of coils on each side of the front 
suspension. Strangely the same springs in some other cars didn't have that 
problem. I still haven't figured that out. ( no...my luggage wasn't heavier 
than the others.). Last summer I decided to go with the Eibach set up from 
Houston. I have to say that the car handles the best it has ever handled 
throughout my years of ownership. The ride is a bit harsher than the Mid 
States setup but I also added 17" wheels up front and 18" wheels in the rear 
with extremely low profile tires. There is give and take between handling 
and a softer ride. I prefer the edge going to handling and even after a 5500 
mile trip in late summer I didn't find anything all that objectionable with 
the Eibach setup. In my opinion the confidence good handling and subtle 
suspension feed back give while traveling at high speeds hour after hour reduced 
driver fatigue. I'm guessing here the majority of us bought the car because 
we enjoy driving. I heard a lot of good things regarding the spring and 
shock set up that Rob Grady sold. I'm not sure it's available any longer 
but, in any case, a mix and match approach of using one setup's springs and 
another's shocks isn't a good idea. Both Houston's and Rob Grady's suspensions 
were designed to be installed as a package working together to get the best 
results.

Bruce Benson 





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