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    Hello, I have a 2002 WS6. I am having a problem the suspension some where in the system. I have a 1.5in lowering kit, replaced ALL shocks, just today replaced Transmission Mount. When I drive over a little dip or a pot hole/basically uneven roads it sounds like its bottoming out. I have some other things I overlooked and need to look at them such as rear bushings, sway bar. Can any help me figure out this problem. It has been doing it before I lowered it and its gettin a little annoying. Anyone with any info that can help me out will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    What shocks do you have?

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    Sounds like a shock problem. I know if I set the KYB's softer for daily cruising around the car will bottom out over big dips if I'm driving it hard. That's usually why I set the shocks before a club cruise down backroads.
    If you have a broken sway bar mound in the front it will clank bit it feels different that bottoming the car out.
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    I did the shocks about a month ago and did them with a set of Monroe Shocks. I don't know what series it was but they were about $250 for the 4. I thought it was the shocks too but when bouncing the car(shock test) in front and in back the car is Super Solid? It don't give at all

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    If you still have the rear bump stop spacers on the car, remove them, that will give you 1/2" more suspension compression travel.
    Doing this might not completely get rid of you problem but it will help.

    Also, check the over axle pipe on the exhaust for a shiny area above the axle and where the pipe goes over the PHB support, that could be a sign of worn rear exhaust hanger bushings.
    Last edited by Blue28; 04-02-2010 at 12:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WS6_Birdman02 View Post
    I did the shocks about a month ago and did them with a set of Monroe Shocks. I don't know what series it was but they were about $250 for the 4. I thought it was the shocks too but when bouncing the car(shock test) in front and in back the car is Super Solid? It don't give at all
    Its your shocks.

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    Do you think that it might help if i put air shocks on the T/A or will it be the same as maybe putting stiffer shocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WS6_Birdman02 View Post
    Do you think that it might help if i put air shocks on the T/A or will it be the same as maybe putting stiffer shocks?
    You need to get some shocks with a better dampening rate than the Monroe's, those simply will not cut it with a 1.5" drop. You need to look into Koni's or some revalved Bilsteins.

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