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What spring pads come stock?

When I bought the car I noticed the previous owner had done some strange things with the suspension.
The rear springs were really short. The front springs looked stock, but there was evidence of rubbing on the tires from previous springs that were far too short. Also, the tires were the wrong size (the rears were 1 inch shorter than the front causing havoc with the Traction Control and Cruise Control.)
Anyway... I've got new tires in the proper sizes and Eibach Pro-kit springs. I just want to make sure I have the right size spring pads. I'm afraid the previous owner might have been mucking about with those as well.

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post your vin
we get you your free datacard and the spring part number which would be oem
then you can proceed from there I would think.


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This is from a 1999
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Thanks Jeff,
Going by the parts list you posted it appears I have...
9mm on the front (A2103210284)
13mm on the rear (A2103250384)

The problem is, I don't know if those are the stock sizes, or were they supposed to be the same thickness in stock form?
The front seems to sit slightly lower than the rear. I'm o.k. with that if that's the way it's supposed to be.

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Hi Jake, I am not the expert. Do you want your datacard? supply your vin.
then what you see is what came with your car.

edit: i see you got your datacard already


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I got my data card, but I can't decipher from it what spring pads came stock.
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I got my data card, but I can't decipher from it what spring pads came stock.
it won't tell u that stuff but i can see if the part numbers you posted are the same


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same numbers i believe
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Years ago when I replaced my springs and pads the OEM pads were #4 .
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Hmmm, that's interesting.
I wondered if they came from the factory with the same pads front and rear.
I might have to think about changing my front pads up one.
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Both front/rear pads were the same from the factory. I went with #2 pads f/r when I installed the sport springs.
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Thanks for the information guys!
Think I'm going to swap the front pads out and put in #3 's so I have the same all around. The front seems just a tad low to me now, and that will bring it up 4mm.
By the way, I really like the Eibach springs. If anyone is thinking about doing the swap I highly recommend them. Not too harsh. Just a nice firm ride. And they don't lower the car too much. Even with #2 pad in the front I have not touched down on any speed bumps.
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