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Old 07-02-13, 06:18 AM   #1
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Default new bilstein hd shocks and ksport springs now hella raked???

Just put on brand new shocks and springs now car looks hella raked wtf??? Looks like rear didnt drop at all and springs should drop 2/1.8 which it drop front. Does it take few days to settle? Have driven 100+ miles since yesterday. Fyi they are the bilstein sports not hd.
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Did u cycle the shocks? Also did u make sure you installed them correctly? The Rears didn't lower at all?
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Cycle the shock? What is that
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Cycle the shock? What is that
Cycling the shocks would be compressing the shock rod all the way down and letting it go back up. you would want to do this a couple times, before installing.
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Did you mount the springs on the lower (2nd setting) spring perch on the rear shock?

Bilstein gives you two settings on the shock tower
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Ive never heard of having to cycle and shock plus the bilstein sport designed for lowering springs dont have two settings but one
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Sorry I bought the sports not hd if that makes difference
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If you installed new shocks and new springs, then they probably have not settled yet. When I replaced my shocks with bilstein sports, the car didn't look as low initially(stock shocks w/ eibach pro kit). After a couple weeks the ride height came down a little. I would suggest to have your car alignment done once the springs and shocks settle...or you can do it twice.
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