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secono330ci 12-07-2010 08:25 PM

Need Advice: Rear chassis sits much lower on pass. side (Coilovers)
 
I've been meaning to ask this question for a while. My car sits over an inch lower on the rear passenger side when my spring adjusters are set to the same height. In order to make the rear of the car evenly stanced, I need to set the passenger side adjuster to almost the highest collar setting, while the drivers side is where I want it at almost the lowest setting. What could be the problem? I know that many times one side will tend to sit a bit lower, but over an inch different doesn't seem right. Nothing to do with the springs or adjusters, I've measure both and they're equal.

franz 12-07-2010 08:27 PM

measure on different surfaces to see if it's the road. Keep front wheels straight. The battery is back there if you have weak springs that may be the difference.

secono330ci 12-07-2010 08:36 PM

I've tried that many times unfortunately. I also originally thought it might be the battery but I already have a lighter battery there. Gotta also keep in mind that the exhaust is on the other side to balance it out.

w0w 12-07-2010 09:00 PM

haha i feel u man! i actually had my passenger side set at the highest setting while the driver side was at the lowest setting and they evened out perfectly. my next test is gonna be removing both adjusters and seeing what happens.

turbo_f22_pilot 12-07-2010 09:03 PM

Alright, question and answer time!

Are the correct springs in the proper places and installed correctly?
Does your setup have compression, rebound, damping, and/or preload settings?
Swap the springs in the rear, does the issue move with the springs?

secono330ci 12-07-2010 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by w0w (Post 12548933)
haha i feel u man! i actually had my passenger side set at the highest setting while the driver side was at the lowest setting and they evened out perfectly. my next test is gonna be removing both adjusters and seeing what happens.


Yup that's how mine is! Funny thing is when I tested the oem size springs they provided without adjusters, everything sat even at stock height :dunno:

secono330ci 12-07-2010 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by turbo_f22_pilot (Post 12548946)
Alright, question and answer time!

Are the correct springs in the proper places and installed correctly?
Does your setup have compression, rebound, damping, and/or preload settings?
Swap the springs in the rear, does the issue move with the springs?

Everything is perfect, I've re checked many times including swapping sides. The Coilovers are compression adjustable and incorporate adjustable shock bodies, all are set evenly.

w0w 12-07-2010 09:34 PM

ya man i dont know what to tell u, im in the same boat. im pretty sure there's a bunch of us with the same issue with different setups as well :hmm:

secono330ci 12-10-2010 02:34 PM

Damn :( anyone else care to chime in?

Dreamliner330 12-10-2010 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by secono330ci (Post 12560558)
Damn :( anyone else care to chime in?

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