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Old 02-18-2015, 10:15 PM   #1
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HELP! Shock or LCA issue. Rough ride

I have a 2012 v6. Not lowered. No suspension upgrades other than the following: Koni srt t shocks and lca's. One of my rear shocks was leaking, so i figured hell I am going to get those orange Koni Srt.t shocks as replacements for the rear and while at it put on my BMR lca's I had sitting in the garage. Now don't give me crap for not replacing the front shocks too, I was going to if I liked this setup. With this said, I love the way it launches and handles now but it is so rough in the rear. I mean tiny bumps I never even felt (when stock), feel like someone is punching the *** end. It is okay as a daily driver but I would really like to get some of the harshness out of it. What do you think is causing the rough ride?! The shocks are about a month old now and are the street version, they are suppose to be entry level in stiffness terms. I was thinking it is the shocks more than the lca's. I might just get all four new stock shocks and keep the lca on? What do you guys think? I have every bolt on mod done, I wanted to get some dive and body roll out but I hate how it rides now. Any suggestions? I drive the car somewhat spirited and I enjoy it! It is fun and I think with gears and some mods this car is wonderful for the weekend enthusiast
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If you want a firmer suspension, then you won't have a smooth ride. If you want a smooth ride, ditch the lowering springs, LCA and replace with factory parts.

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Old 02-18-2015, 10:43 PM   #3
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Sometimes having a tire with a bigger side wall will help. Going on 19s or so will make it worse.

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[QUOTE=Kevin.Cook;2176147]Sometimes having a tire with a bigger side wall will help. Going on 19s or so will make it worse.

I have the pony package wheels 18x8 235/55/18 I believe.
and I am NOT lowered. Do you think my shocks are more the culprit for the rough ride than my lca's?
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Do you still have the stock LCAs? If so, i would try swapping them out to narrow it down.

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I do have the stock lca's.
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:09 AM   #7
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Swap them out and that will tell you which one is making you a "Ruff Rida" XD
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I do have the stock lca's.
I got the BMR LCA's. They were easy to install took me and a friend 30 mins. Make sure you torque to 130. Then grease the bushings. After installing them the rear felt way more stable and its less bumpy to me. Better launch, its like all the weight goes to the rear tires. Also dont forget to take off the rear tires if you install these. all the weight will pull the suspension to the rear when you loosen the lca's when it breaks loose it kicks back. lol
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Also dont forget to take off the rear tires if you install these. all the weight will pull the suspension to the rear when you loosen the lca's when it breaks loose it kicks back. lol

Didn't know this. All the install videos I've seen left the tires on and just say to support the car by the axle.

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^ Yeah, I'm surprised by this too. I did my BMRs with my car driven onto ramps and the suspension fully loaded. I had no trouble swapping out the LCAs.

Maybe it's for when the car is in the air?
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