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    Springs or shocks,?

    Hello.
    I have a question. My car was lowered 1.5 inches.
    I bought it like that. But I noticed that the passenger side it's lower than the drivers side.
    You can tell the diference. But I dnt knw why is dat and also the front is the same.
    Some guys told me it could be the springs. Or the shocks
    anybody has an idea what could be the problem? Do I need new shocks?
    Thanks

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    There have been several cases, internet threads etc. about this issue. Its fairly common. There are lots of theories on the reasons/causes of it as well. Do you know if it was uneven like this prior to the lowering springs?

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    I dnt knw if it was like this with the previous springs
    cuz it had diz ones when I bought the car
    but most of cars I seen have the same problem.
    But I dnt knw how to fix it.
    I dnt like how it look

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    I'm confused...can you re-type that?

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    I mean.
    My car was lowered 1.5 inches. With aftermarket springs
    but the drivers side is higher than the passenger side.
    I dnt why. And it's like 1 inch diference
    so I dnt knw if I need new springs or shocks.
    When I bought the car it was like that

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    What's a good option? Any brand in specific

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    Get Strano springs. Most people love the stance and they ride decent.

    Google: Sam Strano

    They are not that expensive.

    You could also get some Bilstein HD shocks through him.

    All this might set you back 600 or so.

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    I always understood the driver-side would be a bit higher to allow for the driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Blown Vert View Post
    I always understood the driver-side would be a bit higher to allow for the driver.
    should be an inch though... only a 1/4" or so...

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    well since you said most you see are like that ..i would think it is normal..i doubt it is an inch. as ed said..these cars tend to sit a tad higher on the drivers side. On top of that...most lowering springs will start to sag and throw the stance off...i know that strano's springs will not do that..i currently have them on my car..they look great and the stance is great...a difference in height per side is not noticeable if at all present with my set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Blown Vert View Post
    I always understood the driver-side would be a bit higher to allow for the driver.
    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    should be an inch though... only a 1/4" or so...
    both of you are correcto-mundo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Blown Vert View Post
    I always understood the driver-side would be a bit higher to allow for the driver.
    Thats the most common theory I have always heard too.

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    Up to 1/2 inch is normal. More than that is springs problem. BMR, Strano, Hotchkis, Vogtland, Eibach are popular choices depending on your requirements.

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    Could be an install error or improper positioning of the spring. if it was lowered by cutting the spring then it may not have been cut the same as the other side. SPring determines ride height not the shocks so you can rule those out.

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    This is the reasoning I've heard from the shop that built mine - it's set for drag racing - when you launch the car the main amount of torque transfers to the rear passenger side of the car. By having a pre-loaded spring on that side, you have less compression of the spring, allowing for quicker launch. Instead of the car taking time to compress the spring and rebound before launching, the torque is put to the ground instead. Don't know if this is true, but the theory makes sense to me - as it improved my 1/4 mile ets. Granted you also have to have the tire with enough grip to plant the power to the ground and not spin.

    Don't know if it's an inch difference but it is noticeable.

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