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Old 07-17-17, 12:08 AM   #1
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Question Uneven height after installing Megan coilover

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My 02 passenger side is about 1 inch higher when I measure from floor to fender for front and rear tires.
The following was replaced in the past few months (I had to stop for several weeks while in the middle of it due to my hand injury, but that's another story.):
Stock shocks to Megan EZ coilovers
Passenger side upper control arm - ball joint is bad
Outer tie rod both sides - boots were ripped
Passenger side rear alignment bolt and nut - missing the nut, replaced both

I made sure that the coilovers were all same height left to right, so I do not think this is the problem. I have re-checked my work, everything is tight. Did I cause this problem because the car was in jack stand for several weeks?

Car has not been have alignment. I am planning to do this as soon as I fix the height problem, but maybe it need alignment to fix the height? I drove the car around the block a few time thinking that the suspension might settle, but it is still uneven.

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On the passenger side, did you clock the bushes when you replace those bits?
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On the passenger side, did you clock the bushes when you replace those bits?
No I did not clock the bushings. Which bushing do you think would cause this? I had to disconnect the front sway bar, hmm... wonder if this is the cause of the problem.
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No I did not clock the bushings. Which bushing do you think would cause this? I had to disconnect the front sway bar, hmm... wonder if this is the cause of the problem.
any control arm bushes that you loosened, need to be clocked. Otherwise they are twisted and act like a spring. This can also rip them. You don't have to worry about the sway bar bushes, as the bar twists freely in them.
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any control arm bushes that you loosened, need to be clocked. Otherwise they are twisted and act like a spring. This can also rip them. You don't have to worry about the sway bar bushes, as the bar twists freely in them.
Thanks @Coleroad. I will clocked the front upper control arm and hopefully that fix the problem.
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