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I just put the Vera Cruz springs on my 2016 LWB FWD Santa Fe. The part number I bought was 55330-3J010--DS. The springs look taller than the originals I took off, but they made absolutely NO difference in ride height. Anyone else run in to this? I wonder if I pull them back off if the would look like the same height as the originals because they've been compressed by the car for a bit.
 

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So a shout of thanks to Smitty on here. I bought his springs which did indeed turn out to be the correct ones for my 2017 Santa Fe SE awd model. Took me and a helper about an hour. Easy swap. I did switch over my Sumo polyurethane helper coils as well. First, increase in ride height in the back of about 1&1/4 inches. I work out of my Santa Fe so I have about 150 pounds of tools/supplies in the back at all times. I also run a class III trailer hitch which weighs just about 80 pounds. Great improvement in ride quality with much better control in the curves. We pull a 1400 pound fully enclosed tandem axle trailer with electric braking. We are going to be doing some pickup/delivery work in my furniture biz. tomorrow. Anxious to see what that feels like.
 

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So a shout of thanks to Smitty on here. I bought his springs which did indeed turn out to be the correct ones for my 2017 Santa Fe SE awd model. Took me and a helper about an hour. Easy swap. I did switch over my Sumo polyurethane helper coils as well. First, increase in ride height in the back of about 1&1/4 inches. I work out of my Santa Fe so I have about 150 pounds of tools/supplies in the back at all times. I also run a class III trailer hitch which weighs just about 80 pounds. Great improvement in ride quality with much better control in the curves. We pull a 1400 pound fully enclosed tandem axle trailer with electric braking. We are going to be doing some pickup/delivery work in my furniture biz. tomorrow. Anxious to see what that feels like.

Awesome, I hope they work out for you..
 

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Well, so far so good.

Install was a breeze, and a nice excuse to get the hands dirty. Just one bolt on the rear sway bar, and the bolts for the lower arm. Took about an hour.

I gained 1/2 inch in height. I was hoping for more, but I can see the difference. I'm not sure what the springs rates are vs the stock springs, but the ride feels good. I'm hesitant to say it's stiffer because it's probably just placebo effect.

From the ground to the fender, I'm now at 30 3/4 inches. That is with a full tank of gas and a Curt hitch.

Again, I'm a 13 FWD Limited and the springs are the AWD Veracruz, part number ending in 010.
I had similar results with my FWD. Your photos look the same. I had increase in ride height at first, but after about 30 minutes I couldn't even tell anymore.
 

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@sea-fog ; @40Rouge ; If you guys are looking for ride height increase and firmer suspension. Check my Santa Fe Camper Build Thread.


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Well, we hitched up my trailer today with a few pieces of furniture in it. Total load probably right at 2000 pounds. Rear dropped maybe a half inch at most. Pulled like a champ. Very level ride with the trailer on and very controlled non-bouncy ride. Came home, took off trailer, back end comes up and all is well. Rides great. This was a definite win in my book. Couldn't be more pleased.
 

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I looked through and may have missed it but anyone completed this on a sport? I have a 2014 with a class III hitch I use to tow a jet ski and looking to help it out a little bit.
 

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I think I finally got my configuration for my 2018 Santa Fe AWD figured out. I shipped the Veracruz rear springs back to the dealer. Taking a 20% restocking fee, but I think it is worth it. I found the Eibach springs online at www.tunershop.co.uk for 230 Euros, which is $255 shipped to my house in California. Great price I think for the 4 springs. I have received a 30mm rear spring spacer and a 20mm front strut spacer I ordered from Russia. They are here. I also have new KYB rear shocks and front struts - I am changing to KYB and hoping they have better control than the stock shocks/struts, which are way too soft I feel. I also ordered the camber bolts.

So my plan is to get all of this installed in the next 30 days(ish) depending upon when the springs arrive. Then I will have it aligned and get some new 17 inch wheels and more aggressive rubber. I am really excited.

Thanks to Dags and others who have shown their lifts/builds in this area. I want to get this done soon. So tired of the overly squishy rear suspension and hitting the bump stops on just about anything more then a pebble :)

I like the car otherwise and it is paid for. So I was planning to keep it - but the suspension was causing me to consider trading it in. Now, I am looking forward to driving it for a while I hope.

Will post up photos when it is all done.
 

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What a blessing it is to read your replies. I was going to trade my 2018 Sante fe in for a truck, but found I will be upside down about $7k. I wrecked when towing a trailer and I have towed many trailers/campers with other vehicles. The 5k tow rating is a joke with the current suspension.
I want to tow a boat and want to do this mod.
Please help me by providing the part numbers so i can order the springs from Germany and Spring holders from Russia too.
I went to the website but i dont know which ones are correct. Thanks to the max.
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I have been reading this thread with interest,
one question I have, some go with the Veracruz Springs and others opt for the Eibach Springs.

Any idea of the difference; ride height, load capacity, cost, etc.?
I, like others, being a single driver most of the time have not noticed the problem, just once when loaded with four people.
However if it helps with the handling I am interested, what about the fronts?
 

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What a blessing it is to read your replies. I was going to trade my 2018 Sante fe in for a truck, but found I will be upside down about $7k. I wrecked when towing a trailer and I have towed many trailers/campers with other vehicles. The 5k tow rating is a joke with the current suspension.
I want to tow a boat and want to do this mod.
Please help me by providing the part numbers so i can order the springs from Germany and Spring holders from Russia too.
I went to the website but i dont know which ones are correct. Thanks to the max.
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Glad you are ok. Check my Santa Fe Camper build thread. All part numbers are there.


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I have been reading this thread with interest,
one question I have, some go with the Veracruz Springs and others opt for the Eibach Springs.

Any idea of the difference; ride height, load capacity, cost, etc.?
I, like others, being a single driver most of the time have not noticed the problem, just once when loaded with four people.
However if it helps with the handling I am interested, what about the fronts?
I can’t speak for the Veracruz springs but can assume there are just a bit firmer/longer.

I have the Eibach springs and the difference is night and day. The car feels more planted on the road without being a harsh ride.

I have loaded my Santa Fe with 4 people and camping gear in the trunk and roof. Minimal sag and it still handled mild off-road without issues or bottoming out.


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So I've been living with the Santa Cruz spring for a month now.... incredible difference for us here. We are one of Ohio's essential business so our pickup/delivery has continued through all of us (with additional masks, gloves, non-contact, etc.). We ended up flipping my ball carrier to lower it by about 3 inches. Trailer feels really balanced and normal travel with only my tools is just perfect. More control in the rear, etc. Wife even commented on the ride being more controlled.
 

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Were on our 3rd Santa Fe (09, 13, 17). All have been 3rd row/LWB variants. With each one ive noticed the rear suspension lacks when it comes to aupporting any sort of load. Were not talking about overloading here either. Just Filling the car with the amount of people its advertised to handle.

Ive only come across 2 solutions. Firestone airbags, and sumo springs/coil spring spacers. Neither really excited me.

I researched, compared, emailed and came up with what seems a legitimate solution. Hyundai Veracruz rear springs! Per Hyundai specs, the comparable springs (AWD model) were around 0.5 inches taller. The GVWR for the veracruz is about 500 lbs more so common sense tells me the springs would be stiffer, albeit slightly.

I emailed Hyundai. After 3 weeks of no response i called and was told to contact my local dealer for spring rate info. Yeah. I work for the local dealer . Hyundai doesnt publish speing rates.

So i pulled the trigger, and figured at worst i gotta eat the restock fee.

They work. Pictures to follow shortly.

There is a definate improvement in how it rides, and currently it sits 1.5 inches higher in the rear. I do expect it to settle in at around an inch over stock. More reviews to come once we get it loaded up a bit. I dont expect it to be perfect, but its gotta be better.
Followed jsvob03's great advice/discovery, and installed the Veracruz springs on my 2017 LWB last week. The lift is 1.5" and the difference is amazing! My wife noticed the improvement too. No more hitting the bump-stops with (or sometimes w/o) a full load of kids. I now have the confidence to put a hitch on this car to begin towing. Thank you!
 

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I'm going to install my Eibach springs tomorrow. I'm just confused because the springs for the rear are smaller than the front springs. Can anyone verify this. The HA is supposed to be the rear springs. VA is the front
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So, Its been a long time since I've been back on this forum. I installed a pair of Veracruz AWD springs (paint code violet/violet) on the rear of my 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD Ultimate back in 11/16/2016, after following jscob03's post (all the way back on page 2 lol). I couldn't be happier with the install as the Veracruz springs has made towing and driving with a full car MUCH MUCH better and I'm not riding the bump stops anymore. The rear springs has held up well, after 72000 miles, with no sagging. However, with the rear being some much improved, I now wasn't happy with how soft the front felt and how the front bottomed out on swooping dips in the road and the rear didn't. Thanks to Dags07 posts, I bit the bullet and went with the Eibach springs.

I just installed the Eibach springs today on all four corners and got an alignment. I measured height from the ground to the top of each fender. I forgot to measure the front stock ride height before jacking up the car and taking everything apart...was too excited for the install. Maybe someone can check the stock front ride height on their Santa Fe and post it? Anyways, the front has stiffened up and now sits at 32 1/4 inches. The rear DROPPED to 31 3/4 inches using the Eibach from my height of 32 1/4 inches with the Veracruz springs. Both are still better than my rear OEM ride height of 30 3/4 inches. However, I do feel the spring rate of the Eibach are stiffer. I've looked everywhere for spring rate information for the Veracruz AWD springs vs the Eibach springs, but no dice on either...so the spring rate feeling is subjective. I think i'll be keeping the Eibachs in the rear and add a 20mm (.787 inch) spacer, making it about a 1/4 more taller in the rear vs the front. Once the spacers come in, I'll play around with Eibach with +20mm space vs Veracruz springs and update y'all. In addition, I currently have, slightly larger, Michelin Defender LTX M/S2 245/55R19 tires on my vehicle, so total height is about 1/4 inch or so more that OEM 19" rim/wheel package.

In summary:
RIDE HEIGHTSFrontRear
OEM???30 3/4 inches
Eibach32 1/4 inches31 3/4 inches
VeracruzN/A32 1/4 inches

Thanks!!
 
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