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Old 01-18-15, 08:05 AM   #1
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Default So I put the stock suspension back, but now the rear looks funny

I put the car back to stock yesterday. The front height is perfect, that's how it was before. But the rear is sitting way too high. I parked next to another AWD GS today and my rear is at least an inch higher. I just can't think of anyway they could have screw up the install. Its pretty straight forward.

Its been a day now, and it does not look like its settling

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I agree, something is not right. Have that looked into right away.
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Old 01-18-15, 09:42 AM   #3
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It looks like a stink bug lol
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Yea thats not normal was gonna say that it looks higher after you have had it lowered but that is way higher than usual. I'm guessing you have driven it around so it should have gone back to normal.
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I drove for 3 - 5 miles after they did the install. I'll give it a few more days, put more miles and see if it will drop to normal height again. If not, then I guess its another trip to the shop.
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Don't tip over. It looks top heavy!
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Lol it's funny Tom cause when I took off my suspension for my 01 gs and put on my stock peices it actually did the same thing! It was like 4x4 but higher!

I didn't get to see if the suspension settleded or not cause I sold the car lol. I'm sure it'll be ok...

I mean if you want I still have the super down springs! ��������
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Lol it's funny Tom cause when I took off my suspension for my 01 gs and put on my stock peices it actually did the same thing! It was like 4x4 but higher!

I didn't get to see if the suspension settleded or not cause I sold the car lol. I'm sure it'll be ok...

I mean if you want I still have the super down springs! ��������
Yeah, if it's not going to change I'm going aftermarket again.
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HOLY WHEEL GAP BRO, these experiments are not working correctly . I would give it a few days it should settle. Why did you go all back to stock?
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I can see maybe a 1/4" or 1/2" settling, but...damn. Something is just not right. They've got the springs reversed F to R, or the rear springs on temporary clamps that they forgot to remove...or something. My guess is that they put the front springs on the rear, and visa-versa...if that's even possible.
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HOLY WHEEL GAP BRO, these experiments are not working correctly . I would give it a few days it should settle. Why did you go all back to stock?
Baby did not like the ride in the back

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I can see maybe a 1/4" or 1/2" settling, but...damn. Something is just not right. They've got the springs reversed F to R, or the rear springs on temporary clamps that they forgot to remove...or something. My guess is that they put the front springs on the rear, and visa-versa...if that's even possible.
That's the thing it is not possible to mix the fronts with rears, even if you tried. They are too different.

I've looked under the car today and I saw that the coil spring rubber is sitting on top of the spring. I'm not sure if placing it at the top or the bottom makes any difference?
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This might help....

http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/t...alkaround.html


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Is SNiiP3R's car an AWD?
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Thanks mine looks the same. Perhaps it just needs to settle a bit.

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Is SNiiP3R's car an AWD?
Yep, its an AWD
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Yep, its an AWD
Well, that explains 0.6" of the gap. Now we just need to figure out the remaining foot.
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