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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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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!
I just got eibachs for a turbo sedan and they’re going in Friday. It looks like your drop is even more than the corksports 1.6/2.2. Is it just the angle or did the eibachs really drop that much on the awd platform?
 

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I just got eibachs for a turbo sedan and they’re going in Friday. It looks like your drop is even more than the corksports 1.6/2.2. Is it just the angle or did the eibachs really drop that much on the awd platform?
I heard mazda changed the spring rates from the NA to Turbo model. Dunno if that makes a difference if Eibach needs to do the same.
 

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So after months of debating on what to do and seeing @louis110 post about it I ended up putting corksport springs on my AWD 3. Looks great and it’s not dumped like I was concerned about. Definitely less body roll without the crazy stiff ride. I’d recommend them to anyone. Yes I’m that guy all over this forum worried about cutting bump stops but I decided to just go for it and I’m glad I did. Wheels are 18x8 +45 with 215/45/18 tires.
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So after months of debating on what to do and seeing @louis110 post about it I ended up putting corksport springs on my AWD 3. Looks great and it’s not dumped like I was concerned about. Definitely less body roll without the crazy stiff ride. I’d recommend them to anyone. Yes I’m that guy all over this forum worried about cutting bump stops but I decided to just go for it and I’m glad I did. Wheels are 18x8 +45 with 215/45/18 tires.
Looks great! After driving my car for about a year with the Corksport springs, I have no regrets. Got through a snowy Canadian winter and had the car loaded full of gear for road trips with no issues. I will say however, your TIRE SIZE will greatly affect your experience with the lower car. On my summer wheels (Enkeis on OEM Turanza all-seasons 215/45R18) no issues with rubbing whatsoever (even when loaded). Switch to my winters though (OEM wheels on 215/55R18) and it rubs on every little bump and dip, and at full lock.
 

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Looks great! After driving my car for about a year with the Corksport springs, I have no regrets. Got through a snowy Canadian winter and had the car loaded full of gear for road trips with no issues. I will say however, your TIRE SIZE will greatly affect your experience with the lower car. On my summer wheels (Enkeis on OEM Turanza all-seasons 215/45R18) no issues with rubbing whatsoever (even when loaded). Switch to my winters though (OEM wheels on 215/55R18) and it rubs on every little bump and dip, and at full lock.
Thanks for the comment and the update on your car! My winter's are OE size 215/45/18 Michelin X Ice, pain in the ass to find but they should work based on what you said.
 

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Which lowering springs have the least drop on an awd turbo?
Partly to answer this question and also to add another possible option for discussion in this thread, Megan Racing (part number to search: MR-LS-MM319) has lowering springs that are claimed to lower only 0.86"/1.22" on a FWD, which FWD springs have been confirmed to work fine on AWD but since AWD is heavier, they lower more so expect closer to a 1"F/1.4"R drop. This is less of a drop than the other 3 that have been compared through this thread. Not that it should be a factor when springs aren't that expensive anyway, but they can be found for around $190-200 shipped on eBay and CarID. Made in Taiwan, which is known for better quality steel and overall quality than mainland China stuff. They even have a softer spring rate of 3.1kg/4.6kg than others, well, compared at least to the known CorkSport rates, but this may be a concern with AWD that they might be too soft?

Anyone in the know have a take on these?
 

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Megan Racing ~0.85" F / ~1.2" R, on non-turbo FWD, softer spring rate than CS and least aggressive total drop. First, I'm concerned that the spring rates would be terrible for the AWD turbo, BUT as it's the least aggressive, the additional weight may keep the front a little lower than the rear, which I hate reverse rake, maaaaybe 1.2/1.6 total? My other concern is they still say to trim bump stops and there is only a 1-yr warranty. Usually, I don't get too concerned about that, but springs are not a super easy install and would suck to have to do it over again in a couple of years, but there is really not anything else out there at all other than these 4 with only this one not super aggressive. So again, I found the spring rates at car ID of Spring Rate: 3.1 kg/mm (Front), 2.92-4.60 kg/mm (Rear)
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And another option, Godspeed, a cheap brand, ~$170, also only 1 yr warranty they also claim 1.2"/1.2" on FWD non-turbo, Spring Rate: 2.74 kg/mm (Front), 3.1-5.0 kg/mm (Rear), so may be an H&R clone or a softer version... Seems strange to me they offer the lowest spring rate and least aggressive drop, they are usually meant for broke young people but may be the "old man" spring to get for AWD turbo? LOL

So, I already bough the Eibach but now I'm regretting it and might return them, it seems to be even more of a drop than Corksport and I really want just like 1" all around with less body roll but a progressive ride. I wish Eibach or H&R did two levels like H&R does with other car models (Sport and Super Sport) and Eibach in the past has been known as not being so aggressive but now the budget brands are the 2 least aggressive? God, this platform has such weird aftermarket support!
 
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