Eibach Pro-System on 1995 Honda Civic EX - Which Bumpstop is Which?
Half an year ago, I purchased the Eibach Pro-System (includes Pro-Kit springs and Pro-Damper struts) for my family's 1995 Honda Civic EX. This car is old with an flaky alignment that causes the car to understeer at corner entry while oversteer at corner exit. It feels very unsafe on long-distance freeway driving. It need some suspension tuning. I haven't had time to get around to installing the Eibach Pro-System until now.
Removing the old strut assemblies are pretty easy. The problem was matching the right parts to the right place. The included Eibach installation instructions is fairly decent with all of the parts spelled out. The only problem is the part number doesn't seem to match exactly.
The front bumpstop's part number is BS45001617. And the rear bumpstop's part number is BS45001619. But neither part numbers are marked on the bumpstops. Instead, the following indicators are on the two types of bumpstops:
So now what?
I happen to find a photo on Eibach's web site showing the Pro-System (photo is attached below). The suspension in the photo looks exactly like the suspension for the 1995 Honda Civic EX, short of the silver paint (black paint on the ones I have). The damper struts with the fork on the bottom are the rear struts. In the photo, E72-X003A01 is installed on the front strut, while E72-007A01 is installed on the rear strut. Can I trust this photo?
The photo also seems to have installed the bumpstops upside down. At least that's what it seems like compared to the stock bumpstop on the stock strut. Eibach installation instructions also seems to indicate to install the bumpstop upside-down from the photo.
The Pro-System came with installation instruction for the Pro-Dampers, but not the Pro-Kit springs. The two different types of springs are marked as below.
Now I'm left wondering which spring type is for the front struts and which is for the rear struts. Searching Eibach's web site produced no results!
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