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Old 03-19-2013, 10:40 PM   #1
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So I have been noticing that the drivers side of my car sits lower than the passenger side by I would guess 1/2 to 1 inch. I have not measured it yet I will tomorrow.. What causes this springs, shocks? Could the previous owner put the 2 front springs on one side and the 2 rear springs on the other accidentally? It's been this way for as long as I can remember but I have been noticing it a lot more these days. Let me know what you think and what my options are. Thanks.
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Too many SUPERSIZED meals from Mickey Dees...
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Haha very possible.
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The previous owner was a lonely oversized man
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For the record the previous owner was a old guy that barley drove the car. And the guy before him I do not know. But seeing as it only had 38,000 miles on it, when I bought it last year. I do not think that is enough sitting time.. Unless he slept in the car as well.
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Hi, check to see if the spring isolators where left off of the passenger side. They will give your car about a 1/2 inch drop also.
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Check your struts a stuck strut would cause that to happen or bad strut
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Could be that the springs have settled in like that, could try taking isolators out on the other side. After that struts.
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Well if the front springs are on the drivers side then that might be the problem and you might just be noticing it more. I would say swap them and see if that fixes things. As springs get old they tend to sag, but that's usually at 150K+ miles and a lot of years of wear and tear.
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I will try to check everything when I get home.. How hard is it time pull springs off and get them back in?
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I will try to check everything when I get home.. How hard is it time pull springs off and get them back in?
It can be done with basic hand tools. Took me about 4 hours the first time mostly be cause I was trying to be cautious and I was wasting time trying to use a spring compressor.
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Alright thanks guys I will screw with it this weekend. And since I don't know what I'm doing I'm going to give myself 6 hours.. I have put a lift kit on a jeep so I'm hoping it's similar.
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Alright thanks guys I will screw with it this weekend. And since I don't know what I'm doing I'm going to give myself 6 hours.. I have put a lift kit on a jeep so I'm hoping it's similar.
It could be that ur just on a hill. Mine looks different all the time because of the way it's parked and other things
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It could be that ur just on a hill. Mine looks different all the time because of the way it's parked and other things
That's what I thought at first but looking at it on 2 pretty flat surfaces you can see one side is higher. I will try to take a picture when I get home.
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It could be that ur just on a hill. Mine looks different all the time because of the way it's parked and other things
Well I think you were right actually.... I measured it then moved it to the center of the garage and measured it again and it was still off a little but not by much.... So I think I'm just paranoid and a tard.. Sorry for the false alarm guys...
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Well I think you were right actually.... I measured it then moved it to the center of the garage and measured it again and it was still off a little but not by much.... So I think I'm just paranoid and a tard.. Sorry for the false alarm guys...
Lol same here. OCD when it comes to the stang
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