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Old 11-13-2012, 09:21 PM   #1
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car sagging to one side. need help!!

Wats up guys. So i knew my car was sahging to the back right. I replaced the springs and shocks in the back and its still sagging. Did anyone ever have this problem? Anyone have a idea?
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:57 PM   #2
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I have heard that it is supposed to level out once the driver gets in the car. Guess I don't weigh 250lbs enough for it to do that though because mine is like this too with an H&R cup kit.
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It irritating because it even pulls to the right to. Im thinking about raising up that spring a tad to even it out. But anyone have any ideas
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:00 PM   #4
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I dont think its gonna level. Im only 165lbs
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It irritating because it even pulls to the right to. Im thinking about raising up that spring a tad to even it out. But anyone have any ideas
Have you tried getting an alignment?
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maybe its been lowered uneven on that side
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:30 PM   #8
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I dont think a alignment would help. The car is sagging to the side like the spring was cut or it was a weak spring
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Post a front and back pic with it on level ground.
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Gas tank should be centered to even out weight
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:06 AM   #12
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If you check the spring height..double check to make sure your frame is still intact on both sides....it could possibly be that, just giving you a idea because mine did the same and it was when my frame starting to rip out

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Rip out?
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If you check the spring height..double check to make sure your frame is still intact on both sides....it could possibly be that, just giving you a idea because mine did the same and it was when my frame starting to rip out

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This is a good point. This is a known problem on pre 2001/09 e46's. subframe tear-out is plausible. Search subframe failure to find how to look for subframe tear-out.
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