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Concerns About My New Stranos

This is a discussion on Concerns About My New Stranos within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; Replaced my Eibach Pro-kit springs after only 2,500 miles do to the sagging in the rear. Had my new stranos ...

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    Concerns About My New Stranos

    Replaced my Eibach Pro-kit springs after only 2,500 miles do to the sagging in the rear. Had my new stranos put on this week and the car appears to sag worse now then before. Any ideas? I took the car to a level parking lot down the street and measured from the ground to the start of the wheel well. The front is sitting higher than the rear.


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    What did the spring isolators look like in the rear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    What did the spring isolators look like in the rear?
    my buddy did them for me so i didn't see them but I am gathering ideas so I can get some sort of solution.

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    Wondering if maybe the rear had the HOSE MOD done.
    Basically replaces the stock isolator with a hose...lowering the rear 0.5" to 0.75"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Wondering if maybe the rear had the HOSE MOD done.
    Basically replaces the stock isolator with a hose...lowering the rear 0.5" to 0.75"
    there is a good chance of that because the rear end has seemed to sag ever since I bought the car.

    The way she was when I bought her.


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    I am guessing it has been done.

    Flashlight and a floorjack should be able to tell. Get under the car, take a look towards the top of the spring.


    My old T/A stood quite a bit different than that on Strano's.
    On Koni's....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I am guessing it has been done.

    Flashlight and a floorjack should be able to tell. Get under the car, take a look towards the top of the spring.


    My old T/A stood quite a bit different than that on Strano's.
    On Koni's....
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    yea something isn't right. I will check tomorrow. If i need to replace I only need two for the rear correct?

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    Bingo.
    Just the spring isolator for the rears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Bingo.
    Just the spring isolator for the rears.
    Appreciate it Curtis. I'll keep you posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverWS.6 View Post
    Looks better with the new tires
    Thanks! I'm suprised you can even tell with that terrible cell phone pic. I'll have some better ones once I get everything squared away.

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    Is there suppose to be an isolator between the spring and the body like in the front?

    If so I'm missing mine.

    If you measure along the center of the wheel to to the top of the wheel well my car sits 26.5" on all 4.

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    The rear isolator appears to be normal. This is really frustrating. I measured at the center of the wheel to the beginning of the wheel well and each measurement was different but each was within the 26"-27" range.

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    same diameter tires front and rear?

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    I just priced the Insulators at GMPartsDirect. They are going for $14.87 each.

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    In the diagram it is part # 9


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    At this point....remove one of the rear springs and check. Should take 20 minutes.
    Lift car, put unibody on stands. Let rear sag....pull out spring

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
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    what a heartbreaker

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    most of the lowered cars on stranos look like yours..
    thats not good cuz i have stranos waiting to be on the car

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    i disagree... Aaron's looks lower now than his eibach...
    Curtis' WS6 is the stance they usually have like he stated

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    Curtis has a 9", which will sit higher...

    I can't see the pics because I am at work, just thought I would point that out.

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