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Old 05-26-2015, 05:40 PM   #1
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Fox Body - sagging driver's side rear suspension

I've got a '90 LX convertable with a sagging rear end on one side. The passenger side measures 3.5" between the top of the tire and the bottom of the wheel well and the drivers side only measures 2". I've got brand new shocks (last August) and I can't see any issues with the coils. I've been watching it for a couple of weeks after driving just to see if something would settle out, but the spacing has stayed the same after several weekend trips. What do I need to look into? I'm interested in some lowering springs, but first I need to figure out why the stock height is so off. Both fronts seem to measure the same. Thanks for your help!

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Old 05-28-2015, 02:20 PM   #2
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Fox Body - sagging driver's side rear suspension

Sounds like one of your rear springs could be bent or broken? It's hard to say without seeing some pictures. There are so many things that could contribute to it. Do you have any other symptoms?

Has the car ever been in a accident? It could have a bent frame or be tweaked from a collision in some way.

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If there's no apparent rust issues at the spring locations or physical frame damage, then I'd also suspect a weak spring at that side.
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I don't know if they had it back then, but if you had rubber isolators, the driver side might have broken into pieces and fell out. That would be around a 1" difference... Can you get up underneath the car and see?
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