Last year I lowered my car with SR lowering springs, J&M caster/camber plates, and koni orange shocks.
It lowered the car a bit all around and looked good. Performance-wise the car handled much much better than stock. The only issue is the ride quality went away entirely. The ride became jarring over anything but smooth roads.
So this week I finally got around to installing some BMR street springs on the front (I haven't gotten around to the rear yet). The ride is already greatly improved (although it doesn't handle as well as it used to).
The only problem is the car seems to have dropped much more than expected in the front. The BMR springs were advertised for 1-1.5 inches of drop yet my front looks slammed now. At the alignment shop today the best they could do was -1.5 camber on both sides of the front. While with the SR springs I was around -1.0.
Any ideas what could have caused this? Could this be a case of bad springs?
I noticed the shop that did the install - when using their spring compressor - compressed the spring and the strut mount (caster/camber plates) all together. Instead of just compressing the spring. Could that have crushed the strut mount?
Here's the before picture:
Here's after the new spring install on the front: