Post by 95mushroom on Oct 31, 2006 17:36:34 GMT -6
Looks great! Couple of questions though, which Eibach kit did you use? The one specifically for the Aurora has been really hard to find and I'm 95% sure the STS one will work. Also were you able to keep the air level working? Lastly, the minimum rim width for 255's is an 8" rim, how do you like them on a 7", not to bulgy? (They looks great in the pics)
Post by jrmbrenner on Oct 31, 2006 20:02:01 GMT -6
Thanks for the comments, the spring kit was the " sport" or street kit I think? I ended up calling eibach to get the part number. You may want to try that. I did have to adjust the air ride lever but I was able to keep it active. As to the tire size, I thought hard about the taller tire and may go that way next set. I like the wheel wells full. Finally, the tires look fine on these wheels but if I did it again I would probably gp with 8"
Last Edit: Oct 31, 2006 20:06:24 GMT -6 by jrmbrenner
That looks SO GOOD! I'm having obsessive thoughts of doing the same, but running into difficulty finding a spring kit. Eibach says they don't make them for Generation II.
I'd been idly toying with the idea of lowering the car, and then two things happened which mercilessly Velcro'ed it to the "this MUST happen" wish list in my head: 1. I saw your pictures. 2. I had to transport some cinderblocks (yes, of course I was careful, put down a tarp, distributed the weight as evenly as possible), and there were enough of them to give me a perfect preview of what the (rear) wheel well would look like (of course, the front looked terrible).
Any ideas on what else I could do to get some proper springs?
Solution: Put an equal number of cinderblocks in the front of the car. Remember to disable the auto-leveling in the rear. Success! No springs necessary.
Not really to far off the mark. When I was a small fry my Dad would lower his car the same way. Also I remember my Dad and Uncle pushing down on the car and another guy would be underneath litterally chaining down the now collapsed springs. Basic lowering kit for free. Probably not the best advice for an Aurora however.
Last Edit: Nov 29, 2006 14:00:00 GMT -6 by algonquin
thanks, I bet Cadillac sts or eldo springs of the same year or generation would work if you can't fine aurora specific. Another option is to fine a stock set and cut them, measure five times cut once. If you do it make sure you re-align or you will go through tires
I posted another shot with 17x8s under Jim Brenner, the 8" rims fit the tire allot better.