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As the title suggests, we're talking full matching Eibach Pro-Plus suspension here. Who's got it already? :cool:

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I just picked up a PRO-PLUS kit for my 2018 LR RWD on a deal I couldn't turn down.... Looking to install the sways myself and have a shop do the springs in the near future. :thumbsup:

I also picked up a set of longer bolts for the rear sway brackets as suggested on another forum install. Apparently you can reuse the OEM bolts, but these give you a bit more thread engagement.


For anybody interested it looks like there is a PRO-PLUS kit for almost all Model 3's varieties including RWD LR / AWD LR & Performance. They show sways, but no springs currently for SR/SR+ cars.

https://eibach.com/us/c-681-product-releases-2020-tesla-model-3.html

Anyways, excited to FINALLY reduce my 4X4 wheel gaps and stiffen up the cornering and body roll! To Be Continued....

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@GDN @garsh If it's cool with you guys I thought this could use its own dedicated thread since its a specific full Model 3 suspension kit, not just springs or sways or a random mix match combo of either. Searched extensively and don't see any Eibach dedicated threads since they aren't an official sponsor or approved site vendor. Thanks!
 

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As also suggested by me on the other forum, you might want to pickup a set of universal lateral locks for at least the rear anti-sway bar... as it has a tendency to shift around more than it should and distort rear suspension geometry and one side pre-load.

https://www.suspension.com/universal-sway-bar-lateral-locks.asp
 

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As also suggested by me on the other forum, you might want to pickup a set of universal lateral locks for at least the rear anti-sway bar... as it has a tendency to shift around more than it should and distort rear suspension geometry and one side pre-load.

https://www.suspension.com/universal-sway-bar-lateral-locks.asp
Yeah I have seen a handful of reports of such shifting, but I'm trusting in Eibach and hoping for the best at the same time. I just can't image with all their years of experience that they missed the boat THIS time around and/or haven't corrected it yet. They do make other bar applications with flanges so why not these?

I've also seen reports of an updated bushing being used with the newer kits brackets. Time will tell, and I'm confident Eibach will make it right either way.

Excited now that I have an install appointment pending next Monday 8/3. 馃

Side note..... Did you use the OEM bolts in the rear? Picked up the longer ones listed above suggested on Amazon, but will leave it to the tuner shop to make the call on which ones they Use.
 

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So today was the day.... My Johnny 5 (2018 LR RWD) went under the knife today for his suspension upgrades! :eek:

By my measurements the Eibach springs dropped the car about 1 1/4" in the front and 3/4" so far in the rear. This brings the car much closer to even as I was a solid 1/2'' higher in the front on the OEM springs as shown in my measurements. Kinda wondering if they used the same springs on the RWD as the AWD cars which with the lack of extra motor weight leaves the front riding high from the factory.

I started off with the "softest" setting on both front and rear sway bars, on the outer holes, and will dial it in from there as I get some more miles and time on the road. Oh and my install shop agreed the new extended bolts were the better fit for the rear bar brackets over reusing the originals.

My initial impression is that THIS is how the car should look and drive from the factory! Corners flatter and more confident, ride is actually softer on road imperfections and small bumps and it now looks as good as it performs. :cool:

To be continued.....
 

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Here's some Before & Afters of my fender to ground measurements as well as how the car sits overall..... And some close ups of each axle. :)

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CONFIRED (or at least reconfirmed Dolemite on TMC) that Eibach WILL be replacing any V1 rear sway bars with proof of shifting / lateral movement due to lack of welded ribs/rings which prevents this. 馃憤

This was the last response I received after submitting pictures of my bar shift, "Please forward your proof of purchase and confirm your shipping address and phone number. The bars in stock should be the updated bars with the bushing rings. I'll have to check with the warehouse to make sure. - Team Eibach"

To be continued....
 

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So finally got around to installing the V2 Eibach rear sway bar which they sent me free of charge as a warranty replacement of the V1.

As shown, the new V2 bars have welded bushing rings/ribs in place which makes lateral movement impossible and man does it feel better...now running the inside firm setting. So flat and tight!!! Yeah I know...that's what he said! 馃槀

Hats off to Eibach for making things right, better late than never in my book. 馃憤
 

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Any plans on upgrading the shocks, or are the OE shocks pretty good to work with this setup?
Never heard of any failures on a mild drop like this, and I don't put on enough miles to ever find out while I own it.

Going on about 16-months since install and maybe 12k miles.
 
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