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Old 06-25-2013, 01:14 PM   #1
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coilover ride height problem

I recently installed my coilovers and I'm having trouble figuring out why my drivers side it's sitting higher than the passenger side.

It's a ground control kit with koni yellow shocks.

The passenger side dies at the height I'm going for. I'd like to match the drivers side.

The knob on the back of the shocks is in the slot of the spindle, and I've been unable to get the shocks any farther down than they are now.

Any tips on what it could be?
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:21 PM   #2
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coilover ride height problem

I think the drivers side is supposed to always sit a little higher when you're not in the car so it evens out when you're driving (that's what I've read at least). so that could be one answer.

another would be did you refresh any of your other suspension components when you installed the coilovers? if you are still on the stock from factory suspension parts like control arms and such they might be dead at this point as sagging. so that could also be an answer.

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Old 06-25-2013, 01:35 PM   #3
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Suspension was not refreshed at all. But I measured ride height before the swap, and both fronts and rears were equal with a1/2" rake front to rear.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:53 PM   #4
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How big is the difference? If you just installed the coilovers, let it settle in and then check the difference again. As said, I believe the driver side may tend to sit a bit higher but it should be discreet.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:09 PM   #5
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