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Good News! Eibach is coming out with Pro-kit for Honda Odyssey 1999-current. The part number is 4052.140, current status is "Under Development" though.

Ever since I was told by H&R Springs that their springs only fit Odyssey 2000-up model, I have been doing research on differences between 1999 and 2000-up model and I didn't found any major changes that would disqualify 1999 model.
I have been trying to tell H&R Springs that 1999 Odyssey should be include in the application guide without any success, seems like those "technical" persons in their headquarters in Washington are nothing more than sales people.
Eibach's website listing the springs to include 1999 Odyssey confirmed my finding.

LET THE RACE BETWEEN H&R & EIBACH BEGINS....


To all 1999 Odyssey owners: There's hope for all of use, after all!!!

-Harry
 

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Well that's JUUUUST GRREAT(sarcastically). Now I don't know what to do? Either keep waiting for my long-overdue H&R's or START waiting for the Eibachs. Who knows when they'll be out. (No, really...WHO KNOWS!)

Before this was an easy decision because the H&Rs were the only springs "available" at the time. Now that both are coming out with springs it makes it very hard to choose one over the other. Both are nearly identical in quality and reliability. I guess it will come down to price$$$. Although I heard Eibachs tend to give a lower, more overall even drop than the H&Rs.

But thanks for heads up Harry! Also, glad to hear there's hope for the 99's.

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We saw the Eibach springs on HPI team van, maybe it's a pre-production sample. Hopefully, they'll start production soon.
Eibach Pro-kit usually drops about 1.3"-1.4", it won't creates severe negative cambers.

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Hmm...H&R Sport claims 1.5" (front) and 1.4" (back). Even with these numbers we won't really know how low it will actually be in real life.

But let's say this...would you want to get the springs currently on the HPI van or would want to go lower? (Remember this is a minivan we are talking about here?)

Personally, I would like to go a little lower than the HPI van. How about the rest of you?

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For me, HPI team van is low enough because I'd consider the drop when the van is fully loaded, like you said, it's a minivan we are talking about. Especially since there aren't any stiffer shocks and camber correction kits available for the Odyssey currently.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by hgani:
Especially since there aren't any stiffer shocks and camber correction kits available for the Odyssey currently.</font>
Actually, I believe there is. I wrote about this back in March. I bumped the thread under this forum so you could see.

Here's what I wrote:

K-Mac sells an adjustable camber kit for the Ody.

Reference #: 331116J

Price: $236

Camber kit

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FWIW, if the Eibach ProKit springs for the Ody are anything like the ProKits I have on my Miata they are absolute and utter crap. Mine have sagged. I bang off of the bumpstops on a regular basis and they have only served to make the ride feel more "wallowy." The only thing that makes my car feel OK is the shocks/sways. The sways keep the car flat and the shocks keep the car from bouncing up and down after it bangs the bumpstops.

I'm currently debating getting a set of H&Rs for my Miata. I've driven several Miatae w/them and loved 'em.

Again, FWIW.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Jim F:
Actually, I believe there is. I wrote about this back in March. I bumped the thread under this forum so you could see.

Here's what I wrote:

K-Mac sells an adjustable camber kit for the Ody.

Reference #: 331116J

Price: $236

Camber kit

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That information is not correct, 1995-1998 Odyssey uses double wisbone suspensions while 1999-current use MacPherson struts.
A couple of months ago, Ingalls website also posted a camber kit for 1995-2000. I wrote to them requesting a confirmation and received a reply that it was a mistake, the correct applicable model, 1995-1998, is now posted on the website.
Check this link, it has a picture of the kit which clearly shows a kit for double wishbone, not MacPherson.

The easiest way to correct camber on MacPherson suspension is by using camber correction bolts which are just a smaller diameter bolts with a pin which allow a small amount of correction.

-Harry
 
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