Originally Posted by A-kon
I'm currently on Eibachs. I love them but feel that with 22s I need to go lower. I'm considering the 1/1.8 mid drop.
Here is my issue. Eibach puts extensive R&D into their springs and generally are accepted as equal to OEM from Auto manufacturers. Mainly, if you have a shock issue with Eibachs odds are they will still warranty it. My service adviser confirmed this. Most don't even realize it's been lowered and it's not obvious by looking at the springs. Loading the Jeep down and the Eibachs barely sag. There is zero settling with these springs. The rougher ride also makes me believe they are stiffer springs with less body roll and less flexibility, a good thing.
Road Magnet on the other hand is a much smaller company. From what I've gathered and seen from videos, under load they squat down a lot more than the Eibachs. Being that they're smoother this also concerns me, I enjoy the stiff sports car feel of my Jeep with the Eibachs. A lot of users have reported 2/10ths of an inch of settling. That concerns me.
So guys who have had both..please sell me on the RM other than just looks.
Let me fix all ^ seeing this may be why I may be getting all the calls I do with these exact questions.
seems like a lot of incorrect info here bro'
RM put as much work into their springs as well.
RM where actually released a year after Eibach because they where not done testing.
RM where and are still dynoed yes every set out the door is in fact tested.
The advertised drop is the settled drop not the drop when you put em on.
You want a bit of Squat when launching a stiff take of is not ideal for a car with power.
Road Magnets are stiffer then OEM not softer so the Mids and Extremes are 110% not softer.
Road Magnets have a 100% satisfaction guarantee Eibach does not.
Road magnet is not a small company and has been around longer than Eibach this is just their Auto line of making springs Company was formed in 1907
he Kirk-Habicht Spring Company custom-manufactures Precision Springs, Compression Springs, Extension Springs, Flat Springs, and Torsion Springs along with Rings, Wire Forms
RM is a 1.8 rear drop vs a .8 rear drop lets be realistic when you lower a vehicle negative effects can be expected and noting is OEM any more. So by dropping 1.8 compared to dropping .8 and a hard .8 (Eibach springs) hands down the RM are a better spring for comfort and retaining an OEM feel!
I have driven for a length of time on both springs and anyone who has made the switch will tell you hands down RM wins every time.
Ask Scott he couldn't say enough good about the Eibachs that is until he put the RM on.
I have received at least 14 calls with people telling me they hate the Eibachs.
2 calls where guys who wanted them over nighted because their wife's won't drive it any more because it's not comfortable.
I have sold about a dozen sets at best of the Eibachs and let me tell you I make more money off them and wish they where a better more comfortable ride quality because my pockets would be fatter LOL. I just can not recommend something I truly do not believe in ya know?
Now to the rubbing while towing on a Mid or Extreme spring it's the wheel well liner that may get a scratching sound when hitting a bump at high speeds while towing that is all.
The only people that have retuned a RM MID spring (2 people to be exact) where guys that towed 23'+ boats with 3 people in the back seat and one in the front 5 passengers. One customer was on the mids and 1 was on the extremes and both took their boat out 3-4 days a week. So when you drop 1.8" and tow well lets just say you gotta pay to play and if you want a certain look and don't want the OEM look then this is something you will have to deal with ya know?
I just made a post about this in another thread.
No issues with the Mid fronts coming back to OEM
The rears 99% of the time DO come back into OEM Spec with the Mids.
The Extremes do NOT come back into the OEM specs front or rear.
You can absolutely feel the mods when dialed.