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 Post subject: lop sided sports suspension
Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:22 pm 
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Hi guys,

Last year i bought some lowered springs and shockers for my Eb wagon.
Ever since i put them in the car has a lean to the passenger side, the passenger side is lower than the drivers side.
The suspension ëxperts"in town said its an allowance for the weight of the driver !!!
Was thinking of cutting the original springs and replacing the sports ones just so it sits right

Any thoughts ?

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 Post subject: Re: lop sided sports suspension
Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:36 pm 
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Never ever cut springs, as this isn't a real fix of any sort.
Did you concider swapping them from side to side ????
On genuine springs, they had coloured stripes, and a white stripe......the white stripe was for the RH side....just had to remember 'white is right'.

 

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 Post subject: Re: lop sided sports suspension
Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:02 pm 
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Just a follow up.
Replaced bushes etc...still sits low on one side at the front
Got a 10mm spacer for the coil...just a flat ring.
Wondering where to install it.
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Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:14 pm 
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There is a few mm allowance for the drivers weight however not significant.

if your 100% sure that its off, and not because your surface isnt flat 9which would leave you with an impression of different height), have you checked out the spring seat at the top? - made sure that the spring is seated correctly in there?

Also - and its a long shot - bent swaybar or different length swaybar pins?

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Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:19 pm 
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have had it apart several times, everything is seated correctly.
Realise that there is an allowance for drivers weight.
Even had the local suspension place check it out and they don't understand the 12mm difference, measure from guard to ground.
Will try the spacer.
Should I put it above the spring seat as it is just a flat bush
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Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:22 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: lop sided sports suspension
Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:01 pm 
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Spacer goes to the top.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:20 pm 
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On top of the spring or on top of the moulded spring holder?
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 Post subject: Re: lop sided sports suspension
Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:28 pm 
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EBWAGON1969 wrote:
On top of the spring or on top of the moulded spring holder?


How big is it ???....on top of the rubber.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:06 pm 
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I'm happy to be corrected, but I'm 99% sure those spacers are for rear coil springs, not front coils.
In other words, not for wagons.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:07 pm 
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