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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Eibach Pro-Kit for the Fiat 500

Eibach Pro-Kit for the 2012 Fiat 500

Rick Hartbrodt from HotFIAT recently installed Eibach Pro-Kit lowering springs on his 2012 Fiat 500 Prima Edizione. The Eibach Pro-Kit for the Fiat 500 lowers the car approximately 1.0″ – 1.2″ and really improves the appearance of the Fiat 500, especially if the car has 17 inch or larger wheels. For those, like me, who are curious about lowering their car, I asked Rick to send us his take on the kit:


Hi Chris,

As promised here are some shots of my Fiat 500 Prima Edizione with newly mounted Eibach Pros along with some shots of it back on the road.

Fiat 500 lowered with Eibach Pro-Kit from HotFIAT

Fiat 500 front Eibach springs

Fiat 500 rear Eibach springs
I took 3/4" off of the bump stops on the rear only


My observations after a couple of days:


The ride is surprisingly good. I put off putting it down because I didn't want to lose "the ride". I should have done this long ago. I was worried for nothing. The only noticeable difference is when you hit a speed bump or a sharp short dip. You can feel it bottom out but I'm talking about a pretty hefty bump.

Fiat 500 lowered by HotFIAT

No rubbing thus far. The car looks far far better without that gap above the tire.


Gas mileage went up 57%. Kidding.


If anyone has any questions I'll help if I can. I have springs available if anyone needs any. ( HotFIAT.com )

I hope this helps some of your readers.

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I want to thank Rick for that report. It has me thinking...


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1 comment:

BoraStrmr093 said...

I think I would want that for my ride! Great insight on a pretty sweet kit for the Cinquecento! :-D