They were the 18X7" Honda Element SC Wheels with 235X55X18" Goodyear RS-A tires. Between the miles I put on them and the miles that the guy I sold them to got, they were good for about 50K miles. Besides the Eibach Pro Springs ($250) I also had the Eibach Alignment Kit ($150), for rear wheel alignment, and the Ingalls Front Camber Bolts ($20 for the pair), for front end alignment, Front and Rear Alignment ($80). So you are basically looking at $500 to go the spring route, whereas the Tein Basic Coil Overs all by themselves are $1,000, plus the extras will put you at around $1,250.What size are your wheels in that pic? That is a real good look and I have been fighting with the coilover idea also. I live in Wisconsin and this is my daily driver so I am not sure I want to spend the money on the coil overs and have them trashed by the Wisconsin winters & salt. How ever I do want this thing lowered and it looks like kyb will have struts soon for the front, so that may be better than the stocks when lowered. I drive about 25000 miles per year so some reliability is a concern.
Nothing if you're only looking for less than a quarter inch drop! When it's time to change your struts, you can choose any brand that turns you on.what's wrong with using SC struts/springs on EX? Honda SC springs not good compared to other 3rd party springs? How about struts KYB, Blistein... compared to Honda?