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Old 03-21-2016, 10:25 AM   #36
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Three questions:

1. Did you tighten the shocks/struts after the full weight of the car was loaded on the suspension?

2. Did you verify that the coil end was properly located in the spring groove on the A-arm?

3. How long has it been since you installed everything and took those pics? Despite common perception most "good" quality springs don't actually settle much more after the initial load. It is the isolators that require some break in time to settle and form around the spring.
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Did you install the spacers on the Steeda Ball joints?

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Three questions:

1. Did you tighten the shocks/struts after the full weight of the car was loaded on the suspension?

2. Did you verify that the coil end was properly located in the spring groove on the A-arm?

3. How long has it been since you installed everything and took those pics? Despite common perception most "good" quality springs don't actually settle much more after the initial load. It is the isolators that require some break in time to settle and form around the spring.

1. No I haven't tightened everything with the full weight, just with the jack compressing the A arm.

2. Yes coil is centered properly.

3. Took the picture immediately. I have only done one side so far. I think I'm gonna leave the top ISO off on the drivers side and compare. Probably gonna end up taking apart the passenger side and removing that too ISO too


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In previous builds, I have stuck to the Eibach spring/Koni shock setup. It has served me well. I have had Bilstein's on all my trucks, but that hardly gives me a solid comparison for them.
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1. No I haven't tightened everything with the full weight, just with the jack compressing the A arm.
This is your problem. Get the full weight of the car on the spring and it will compress further.
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Three questions:

1. Did you tighten the shocks/struts after the full weight of the car was loaded on the suspension?

2. Did you verify that the coil end was properly located in the spring groove on the A-arm?

3. How long has it been since you installed everything and took those pics? Despite common perception most "good" quality springs don't actually settle much more after the initial load. It is the isolators that require some break in time to settle and form around the spring.
Also, prayers that fronts weren't installed on rear......?!?!? It happens

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This is your problem. Get the full weight of the car on the spring and it will compress further.

Might be a stupid question but how do u tighten everything with the weight of the car on it? Being as the wheel has to be off.
I just put a jack under the A arm and jack it up until the car body just starts to lift, meaning the weight is on the suspension. Then I tightened everything


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Might be a stupid question but how do u tighten everything with the weight of the car on it? Being as the wheel has to be off.
I just put a jack under the A arm and jack it up until the car body just starts to lift, meaning the weight is on the suspension. Then I tightened everything


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He means the top of the struts


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Might be a stupid question but how do u tighten everything with the weight of the car on it? Being as the wheel has to be off.
I just put a jack under the A arm and jack it up until the car body just starts to lift, meaning the weight is on the suspension. Then I tightened everything


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I've never done it the way that sonicpony mentioned, I've always just tightened everything with the wheel off.
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Tighten the bottom of the strut with the wheel off. Hand tighten the top do the other side and then put the tires back on. Now tighten the top of the strut to spec.


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Old 03-25-2016, 01:01 AM   #46
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Which shocks/struts should I get

Well here's some pics. Have no top isolators on drivers side and running both isolators on passenger side, haven't got a chance to take the tops out on that side yet. Excuse the cluster **** of a mess lol, I need to become a more organized mechanic lolClick image for larger version

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Will get some better pictures in the daylight soon. The front must have settled some, I took a quick 3 mile drive and came back and couldn't even fit 2 fingers in the front a tire.


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Car looks great man! Welcome to the "low" life haha.

If that last pic is any indicator of how much lower you are now, you might find yourself needing to drive the car up on some blocks to get the jack under lol.
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:34 PM   #48
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Car looks great man! Welcome to the "low" life haha.

If that last pic is any indicator of how much lower you are now, you might find yourself needing to drive the car up on some blocks to get the jack under lol.

Thanks!! Yeah the main jack I use is no longer usuable. I have to now use a cheapo box jack lol. I got both sides done today finallyClick image for larger version

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Looks really good. Really dropped it in the front. See with pics like this I think I have to go lower, haha.

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