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Old 03-27-08, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by timeToy View Post
Did anyone tried to switch the springs left and right, to see if the gap is the same, compensated or reversed ?
there is no difference between left and right springs from manufacturers, so i don't see how swapping them could make any difference
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I use to know a guy at work, he was like 300 pounds and he drives a Subrau sub compact. Everytime he gets into the car, the whole driver side goes down like 4 inches and he would drive home like that
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Old 03-27-08, 09:10 PM
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I dont know about dropping 4 inches, but I am 6'5" 300 lbs. so yes the cars suspension will compress more than with a 150 lb driver. It sucks being so big and tall. Hard to find clothes, cars, or fly anywhere. but again my hypothesis is that with chronic compression on the drivers side it create more " settling" on that side. I bet if I was riding with 2 or 4 people regularly ( more often than not) I think the right side would compress and settle as well. It makes sense to me. so thats what Im going to think
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Old 03-27-08, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by rominl View Post
there is no difference between left and right springs from manufacturers, so i don't see how swapping them could make any difference
There was no difference out of the box, but now one side may be more "settled" than the other, swapping may help compensate ?
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Old 03-27-08, 10:35 PM
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thats one option. Thats more costly though. I might have to consider that in the furure
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Old 03-30-08, 06:06 PM
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Well your hypothesis is wrong because they lean with OEM spring springs from day one and the same is true of aftermarket. I know know why but it seems the driver side is heavier to make it sag a little, but it is not the result of the springs sagging over time they are just under more weight on the driver side, go measure a new one in the showroom to confirm this if you don't believe me.
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Old 03-30-08, 07:43 PM
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I checked my wifes stock 2006 acura TL and its even. what gives?
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my driver side sits lower then my passenger side as well.
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Originally Posted by I8ABMR View Post
I checked my wifes stock 2006 acura TL and its even. what gives?
coz' that's not a lexus?

i recall slightly uneven left and right on my tl-s as well back then. my gs400, is300, sc430, they all have uneven gap left and right
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Super old thread I know, but coming from an SC300 that had worn bushings, I can tell you that replacing worn bushings will help with the unevenness. Over time the bushings on the driver side compresses.
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