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Old 07-23-2008, 02:50 PM   #1
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Car is raked after Koni install. Am I crazy?

Okay, I recently installed my Koni sports. Now I SWEAR the car is about an inch higher in the rear and about an inch lower up front. I can't possibly see why this would happen. Am I crazy? No change in springs or spring pads.
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Old 07-23-2008, 03:31 PM   #3
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No, my camera would break. My car is filthy.

It's not like, astoundingly raked. I just happen to notice. I'll be changing springs soon.

I did check to make sure the rear springs were seated correctly. They're fine.

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Old 07-23-2008, 04:15 PM   #4
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it's a good thing, annoy you so you'll change your springs sooner. LOL...
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:51 PM   #5
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Yeah, but I'm broke. It's not THAT bad, I guess. Just a little ghetto. I'm sure it'd be worlds better if I'd just wash the car

Oh well, I still love my Konis.
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It's pretty much not possible that it raise it up that much due to new shocks.. it's just your mind playing tricks on you to tell you to get springs. Or someone put in thicker spring pad?
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Are you sure the front springs are seated correctly?
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If no pictures, how about some ride height measurements?
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No offense, but why is this is the Track forum?
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Probably because the track guys tend to understand suspensions the best and will provide the most meaningful responses.
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Just let the springs settle for a week or so first and see what happens.
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Just let the springs settle for a week or so first and see what happens.
The springs aren't new. He only changed the shocks/struts for now.
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Where else would you want it? I've been trying for months to get a suspension forum started.

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RRT has offered to sponsor a dedicated suspension forum on here, but in the mean time, try the forum on RRTSuspension.com
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Awesome! Follow the link in my sig and post there.

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Most probable problem is that the springs are not seated correctly in the struts. The additional (incorrect) lowering in the front is pitching the nose down and the tail up. The best thread regarding spring seating is here - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=350079 - the pictures are dead in the first post, but reappear later on.
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