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Ive heard they lower a car by about an inch, just curious what it looks like with 215/45r17s (225/45r17s would be great).

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Sorry no pictures. But yes, spring mount drops a little. About 10 or 15mm. I think.
Is that in addition to the ~1.0 inch from just the pro kit springs? Word on the forums is that Bilstein HD + Eibach prokit drops 1.25-1.5 inches. Can you confirm? Did you have issues with front vs rear drop? There's a couple threads where people are pissed that the rake got worse (consensus is improper loading before tightening that caused it).
 

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Is that in addition to the ~1.0 inch from just the pro kit springs? Word on the forums is that Bilstein HD + Eibach prokit drops 1.25-1.5 inches. Can you confirm? Did you have issues with front vs rear drop? There's a couple threads where people are pissed that the rake got worse (consensus is improper loading before tightening that caused it).
Yes it is would be about 1.25 drop. Yes the rake does seem to be worse. But some would use the lowering rear control arm with it. To even it more out.
 

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So I have Bilstiens and stock springs. I used to have swift springs and it was the perfect stance but the ride suffered on Nor Cal's lovely roads.
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Same as above, lowered springs are going to give you a hard ride with Bilsteins. I found out the hard way, unless you have nice smooth roads. Try the search function, plenty there on them on this site.
 

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The lower spring mount on the front Bilsteins is 20mm lower than a stock KYB, the rear lower mount is the same height as the stock KYB. Don't have enough complete shocks to compare the top spring mounts as that will have an effect too.
 
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