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Axle Bind with Lowering Springs?

I have a buddy that is worrying about getting lowering springs, cause he heard you can get axle bind from them? he has a base model, looking to get eibach sport lines.

has anyone ever heard of this with springs?

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axle bind is rare...i did alot or reasearch as well when i was looking for my springs...i only found about two people with axle binding problems cause of lowering springs...its out there but i say its a rare chance that it will happen to you...i ended up with eibach sport lines as well they did not bind on my car but they are on the stiff side... i can remeasure from the top of the wheel well to tell you how many inches it sits at so you can get an idea...and people on here are very mixed about those springs; some hate their guts while some love them... i believe it all depends on how wide your wheels and tires are they make a impact of ride quality as well but my top choices would be eibach or B&G for just looks and drop not performance...B&G drops lower than sportlines. just more info for you...any questions feel free to ask away

---------- Post added at 09:26 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:19 AM ----------

here is a honest review i did about sportlines on a different thread....


Almost a week later (6 days) and my .10 cents: alright lets start to anyone who is thinking about buying these...in the description from any website makes it sound like it will ride stock "excellent ride quality" "progressive rate" blah blah..that is why i decided to get these and truth be told with these you wont be a civic with the appearance of cut springs hoping around, you will NOT ride anywhere close to stock... or remotely. they do recover well after a bump..usually a dip and a rebound back, so get good shocks, bad shocks with these you will be bouncing a lot more. i have cheap shocks Monroe sensa-trac(for turbo/SS model) i checked no leaks or anything and they are riding pretty good! ...but i will update you if they die out quickly or start to leak..if you read this and theres no update...they are doing good!

(if update it will be here)

City driving: the first 3 days i was off work so i only drove city, and you will feel everything, i mean everything...there are roads that i avoid all together now because i know there's a nasty bump in a spot..so know your city well...i have yet to bottom out on the rear, bump stops are cut...i have yet to rub i doubt i will either...with stock 16s and at the moment i am sitting with a two finger gap all around (i will include pictures later on and update if they have settled or not) city driving 5.5/10

Highway Driving: compared to city driving highway driving is great! we usually have small bridges and they dip a little, nothing massive. i drove 180 miles (60 miles round trip x 3 days) and my assumption was 'ahh crap! city is this bad; on the highway ima be that one guy thats going 55mph because his car starts going "pogo" on anything above' i drove between 63mph (55 speed limit roads) and 75-80mph (65 speed limit roads) *this is california no one does the speed limit loll* and it handled very well... didnt bottom out on a deep decline after a bridge,the only one that made me cringe when i drove above it...i knew it was bad even with stock springs i would take the opposite of the tire tracks from other cars because it was slightly higher loll 8.5/10

Overall: these springs have grown on me..im starting to like them...i think my expectations were to high; in my mind i was compairing them to stock and i wanted it to be like stock because of the descriptions about them (Progress, excellent ride) so when i drove in the city i instantly thought "these are not like stock!" and after having them for 6 days i have gotten used to them..i road in my friends 350z on tien springs and thats when i realized mine are not that bad loll his drop. they do take some getting used to..i was always a alert driver i would memorize bumps in the road even on stock springs...so if your careless driver dont get them..and i would not get them if i lived in the mountains or had really bad roads...i know for a fact i will not take this car to napa valley because of the rain ruined mountain roads. this will be my commuter like it always has been, they are eibach so they have a 1 million mile warranty so save your recepit and buy from a reputable dealer even from online...

i rate these springs 8/10, dead coils are there for a reason..during rebound so your spring does not fall out...(i showed them pictures to ask whats all this about! n they told me had a few friends whos fell out after a bump so im glad i have more dead coils loll) they honestly have grown on me and i like them now. i guess it was just a 'freakout' in the beginning because my expectations but you know how it is...expectations can kill a simple man loll

hopefully that helped someone decide! thanks for all your help

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I got axle bind at the very beginning after installing my b&g springs but I think they just had to settle because they haven't done it in a very long time.

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axle bind is rare...i did alot or reasearch as well when i was looking for my springs...i only found about two people with axle binding problems cause of lowering springs...its out there but i say its a rare chance that it will happen to you...i ended up with eibach sport lines as well they did not bind on my car but they are on the stiff side... i can remeasure from the top of the wheel well to tell you how many inches it sits at so you can get an idea...and people on here are very mixed about those springs; some hate their guts while some love them... i believe it all depends on how wide your wheels and tires are they make a impact of ride quality as well but my top choices would be eibach or B&G for just looks and drop not performance...B&G drops lower than sportlines. just more info for you...any questions feel free to ask away

---------- Post added at 09:26 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:19 AM ----------

here is a honest review i did about sportlines on a different thread....


Almost a week later (6 days) and my .10 cents: alright lets start to anyone who is thinking about buying these...in the description from any website makes it sound like it will ride stock "excellent ride quality" "progressive rate" blah blah..that is why i decided to get these and truth be told with these you wont be a civic with the appearance of cut springs hoping around, you will NOT ride anywhere close to stock... or remotely. they do recover well after a bump..usually a dip and a rebound back, so get good shocks, bad shocks with these you will be bouncing a lot more. i have cheap shocks Monroe sensa-trac(for turbo/SS model) i checked no leaks or anything and they are riding pretty good! ...but i will update you if they die out quickly or start to leak..if you read this and theres no update...they are doing good!

(if update it will be here)

City driving: the first 3 days i was off work so i only drove city, and you will feel everything, i mean everything...there are roads that i avoid all together now because i know there's a nasty bump in a spot..so know your city well...i have yet to bottom out on the rear, bump stops are cut...i have yet to rub i doubt i will either...with stock 16s and at the moment i am sitting with a two finger gap all around (i will include pictures later on and update if they have settled or not) city driving 5.5/10

Highway Driving: compared to city driving highway driving is great! we usually have small bridges and they dip a little, nothing massive. i drove 180 miles (60 miles round trip x 3 days) and my assumption was 'ahh crap! city is this bad; on the highway ima be that one guy thats going 55mph because his car starts going "pogo" on anything above' i drove between 63mph (55 speed limit roads) and 75-80mph (65 speed limit roads) *this is california no one does the speed limit loll* and it handled very well... didnt bottom out on a deep decline after a bridge,the only one that made me cringe when i drove above it...i knew it was bad even with stock springs i would take the opposite of the tire tracks from other cars because it was slightly higher loll 8.5/10

Overall: these springs have grown on me..im starting to like them...i think my expectations were to high; in my mind i was compairing them to stock and i wanted it to be like stock because of the descriptions about them (Progress, excellent ride) so when i drove in the city i instantly thought "these are not like stock!" and after having them for 6 days i have gotten used to them..i road in my friends 350z on tien springs and thats when i realized mine are not that bad loll his drop. they do take some getting used to..i was always a alert driver i would memorize bumps in the road even on stock springs...so if your careless driver dont get them..and i would not get them if i lived in the mountains or had really bad roads...i know for a fact i will not take this car to napa valley because of the rain ruined mountain roads. this will be my commuter like it always has been, they are eibach so they have a 1 million mile warranty so save your recepit and buy from a reputable dealer even from online...

i rate these springs 8/10, dead coils are there for a reason..during rebound so your spring does not fall out...(i showed them pictures to ask whats all this about! n they told me had a few friends whos fell out after a bump so im glad i have more dead coils loll) they honestly have grown on me and i like them now. i guess it was just a 'freakout' in the beginning because my expectations but you know how it is...expectations can kill a simple man loll

hopefully that helped someone decide! thanks for all your help
yes, i had sportlines on my balt aswell and never had an issue, and when he asked me, i chuckled cause i never heard of anything like that with springs.... maybe coilovers it would happen

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Originally Posted by Gopi Hira View Post
axle bind is rare...i did alot or reasearch as well when i was looking for my springs...i only found about two people with axle binding problems cause of lowering springs...its out there but i say its a rare chance that it will happen to you...i ended up with eibach sport lines as well they did not bind on my car but they are on the stiff side... i can remeasure from the top of the wheel well to tell you how many inches it sits at so you can get an idea...and people on here are very mixed about those springs; some hate their guts while some love them... i believe it all depends on how wide your wheels and tires are they make a impact of ride quality as well but my top choices would be eibach or B&G for just looks and drop not performance...B&G drops lower than sportlines. just more info for you...any questions feel free to ask away

---------- Post added at 09:26 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:19 AM ----------

here is a honest review i did about sportlines on a different thread....


Almost a week later (6 days) and my .10 cents: alright lets start to anyone who is thinking about buying these...in the description from any website makes it sound like it will ride stock "excellent ride quality" "progressive rate" blah blah..that is why i decided to get these and truth be told with these you wont be a civic with the appearance of cut springs hoping around, you will NOT ride anywhere close to stock... or remotely. they do recover well after a bump..usually a dip and a rebound back, so get good shocks, bad shocks with these you will be bouncing a lot more. i have cheap shocks Monroe sensa-trac(for turbo/SS model) i checked no leaks or anything and they are riding pretty good! ...but i will update you if they die out quickly or start to leak..if you read this and theres no update...they are doing good!

(if update it will be here)

City driving: the first 3 days i was off work so i only drove city, and you will feel everything, i mean everything...there are roads that i avoid all together now because i know there's a nasty bump in a spot..so know your city well...i have yet to bottom out on the rear, bump stops are cut...i have yet to rub i doubt i will either...with stock 16s and at the moment i am sitting with a two finger gap all around (i will include pictures later on and update if they have settled or not) city driving 5.5/10

Highway Driving: compared to city driving highway driving is great! we usually have small bridges and they dip a little, nothing massive. i drove 180 miles (60 miles round trip x 3 days) and my assumption was 'ahh crap! city is this bad; on the highway ima be that one guy thats going 55mph because his car starts going "pogo" on anything above' i drove between 63mph (55 speed limit roads) and 75-80mph (65 speed limit roads) *this is california no one does the speed limit loll* and it handled very well... didnt bottom out on a deep decline after a bridge,the only one that made me cringe when i drove above it...i knew it was bad even with stock springs i would take the opposite of the tire tracks from other cars because it was slightly higher loll 8.5/10

Overall: these springs have grown on me..im starting to like them...i think my expectations were to high; in my mind i was compairing them to stock and i wanted it to be like stock because of the descriptions about them (Progress, excellent ride) so when i drove in the city i instantly thought "these are not like stock!" and after having them for 6 days i have gotten used to them..i road in my friends 350z on tien springs and thats when i realized mine are not that bad loll his drop. they do take some getting used to..i was always a alert driver i would memorize bumps in the road even on stock springs...so if your careless driver dont get them..and i would not get them if i lived in the mountains or had really bad roads...i know for a fact i will not take this car to napa valley because of the rain ruined mountain roads. this will be my commuter like it always has been, they are eibach so they have a 1 million mile warranty so save your recepit and buy from a reputable dealer even from online...

i rate these springs 8/10, dead coils are there for a reason..during rebound so your spring does not fall out...(i showed them pictures to ask whats all this about! n they told me had a few friends whos fell out after a bump so im glad i have more dead coils loll) they honestly have grown on me and i like them now. i guess it was just a 'freakout' in the beginning because my expectations but you know how it is...expectations can kill a simple man loll

hopefully that helped someone decide! thanks for all your help
hey, he's got one more question and that's : I want to know what exactly axle bind is. I'm not worried about getting it I just want to know the symptoms and what to look out for. The main question I have for him will it destroy your car or once you put stock springs back on it will fix. Or is it something that once u get t your car will be ****ed for ever. And is axle binding just vibration or will the car fall apart down the road.

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