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Not that I've seen. I'm in the same boat. I've even searched all the Japanese aftermarket sites and still nothing for the AWD.
 

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Wouldn't it just be a difference in spring rate? The AWD system only weighs 100 lbs. What makes the AWD different from the FWD?
Yeah you're probably right, just spring rates, but that still requires companies to R&D their products before release to market.
 

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So Corksport released their springs today and I was super excited to buy them but now after looking at their release material the drop for the FWD brings it to the perfect height IMO, but the drop for the AWD is TOO low with the additional 230lbs. If I have the trunk loaded or any passengers it looks like it'll rub like crazy. So here is a comparison and potential height drop on an AWD car with the Eibach or H&R springs (assuming the weight vs drop is a linear change). Note Eibach and H&R did not publish their spring rates.

FWD
Eibach | H&R | Corksport
Front: 0.9" | 1.2" | 1.5"
Rear: 1.5" | 1.2" | 1.8"

AWD
Eibach | H&R | Corksport
Front: 1.0" | 1.3" | 1.6"
Rear: 1.9" | 1.6" | 2.2"

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FWD
Eibach | H&R | Corksport
Front: 0.9" | 1.2" | 1.5"
Rear: 1.5" | 1.2" | 1.8"

AWD
Eibach | H&R | Corksport
Front: 1.0" | 1.3" | 1.6"
Rear: 1.9" | 1.6" | 2.2"
Just saw corksport release on springs. I agree with other comments, it's too low and will likely look funny with trunk loaded on AWD/AT models.

I know Eibach and H&R only released fwd versions, however your list has AWD included. Do you know if they released AWD versions? or assumption based on corksport fwd vs awd drop %?

It'll be great if there's springs that lower 1" all corners.
 

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Just saw corksport release on springs. I agree with other comments, it's too low and will likely look funny with trunk loaded on AWD/AT models.

I know Eibach and H&R only released fwd versions, however your list has AWD included. Do you know if they released AWD versions? or assumption based on corksport fwd vs awd drop %?

It'll be great if there's springs that lower 1" all corners.
yeah, exactly. I took the Corksport published numbers and extrapolated them for Eibach and H&R FWD springs. They are interchangeable between the FWD and AWD.
 

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Love the way they sit in the front! The back looks like might rub? Does it rub when you go over bumps at high speed?



Ok after re-intsalling my strurs everything is where it should be. Again, the FWD springs fit the AWD cars. You can see the difference in height between incorrect install vs correct.
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For those of you with lowering springs, are you running factory struts/dampers?

Are there any options yet for re-valved struts/dampers to pair with the drop? (I ask b/c I prefer lowering springs v. coilovers)
 

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For those of you with lowering springs, are you running factory struts/dampers?

Are there any options yet for re-valved struts/dampers to pair with the drop? (I ask b/c I prefer lowering springs v. coilovers)
In all honesty I think any of the FWD coilovers will be interchangeable with the AWD. It's already been proven that any FWD springs will fit fine, just the ride height will change slightly with the different weight.

It's in Japanese, but the AutoExe coilovers work on all trim levels. MAZDA3(BP) | AutoExe
 
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Anyone seen a AWD hatch lowered on Eibach springs? I've read a couple times it will work but with Eibach saying its only for FWD I'd rather see it done before I commit to it. I know Corksport springs exist now but I think Eibach's rear drop is more appropriate and they provide smaller bump stops which I would prefer over cutting them for a Corksport install.
 

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Anyone seen a AWD hatch lowered on Eibach springs? I've read a couple times it will work but with Eibach saying its only for FWD I'd rather see it done before I commit to it. I know Corksport springs exist now but I think Eibach's rear drop is more appropriate and they provide smaller bump stops which I would prefer over cutting them for a Corksport install.
Literally 5 posts up...
 
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I installed "FWD only" Eibachs on my new AWD Turbo 3 last night and this is how it sits. My previous FWD '19 3 sat just like the Machine Grey one in the previous post pic. A little lower, but still rides great and handles nicely!
Eibach probably differentiates between AWD and FWD because of German TUV rules. Replacement parts have to be certified as to quality and fitment compared to the OEM parts.
The AWD springs may be just a little stiffer because the car is slightly heavier. H&R does the same with their springs for the 3rd gen cars, making the diesel powered car springs a bit stiffer due to the slight increase in weight from the diesel engine.
 
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