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I bent the shock mounts on my lower A-arms...

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    I bent the shock mounts on my lower A-arms...

    Ok, I must have messed something up good. Here is what I have:

    2002 WS6 Trans Am

    Spohn Tubular Lower A-Arms (Item: 741 from their website) (which are now bent down on the pertch that the lower shock mounts too!)

    Spohn Tubular Upper A-Arms w/bushings (Item: 742 from their website)

    Edelbrock Performer IAS Mono-Tube Coil Over Shocks (Edelbrock part# 33031)
    -these come with Eibach coils (Eibach #123740)


    I don't know if I'm bottoming out, or what. Any suggestions? Need help!!
    I do know I might need to install bump steer kit, but that shouldn't be causing this to happen...

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    if they are bent, you have to be bottoming out the shocks. they collapse, then the added force is pushing the mounting bracket downward. either that or weak metal they used.

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    So, are you saying that if you have the correct shocks and springs, you should not ever bottom out? Because if you do, all that weight transfers to the shock mounting plate...

    I'm trying to figure out if the mistake I made was the Edelbrock coil overs. It's starting to seem that way. To fix the problem, I suppose it's new coils & shocks in the front, and new lower
    A-arms, since these are bent/cracked.
    Last edited by austinWS6; 03-22-2006 at 09:37 PM.

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    all i got to say is next time go with hotchkis #1 quality good shit

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    a-arms caused the shock problem is what it sounds like to me i bought my springs from eibach, sportline kit but bouhgt shocks some where else

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    when you buy aftermarket a-arms, they do not have the bumpstop on them to help prevent this.

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    Ok, here are the pics of what I have...

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    and the last 3...

    Here are the rest...

    bent is the word...probably need different shocks/coils...any suggestions?

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