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This is a discussion on sagging wheel within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; my passenger rear =wheelwell sits an inch or 2 lower than the others...is this the suspesion? i'm thinking i "popped" ...

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    sagging wheel

    my passenger rear =wheelwell sits an inch or 2 lower than the others...is this the suspesion? i'm thinking i "popped" a shock, i'm really not sure

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    sagging will be associated with a spring. the shock does not keep the car up.

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    ok, i'll look at it closer in a couple days (hello warm weather). i jacked it up and it still has more force than i have arm strength so i dunno. am i likely to seriously damage anything driving it like this for 2-3 weeks? it drives fine other than losing a little power on the weird angle things are on

    is it feasible to lower my car about an inch for under 350? just replacing springs? and i would need an alignment right?

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    if you install the springs yourself, then under 350 is feasible. yes, you will need an alignment after you install the springs.

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    check the isolator on top of the spring... make sure it's well put on both sides
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    what exactly is an isolater? just whats between the spring & car?

    i'm extremely impressed with my camaros durability btw. almost hit a deer last night, popped 2 tires going over a pretty big curb and jumped a ditch (like 5-10 ft across 3 or 4 ft down). no damage other than my 1 rim which is a little off balance now (dented rim). just from how it feels goin over bumps and such i figured that kind of abuse would've totalled it. and i want new rims anyway. i'm not sure if i'm really lucky or if i've underestimated the car...

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    big thick rubber doughnut thingy that goes between the spring and body. keeps all those annoying squeaks, when the spring moves around, from coming into the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange99z28 View Post
    ok, i'll look at it closer in a couple days (hello warm weather). i jacked it up and it still has more force than i have arm strength so i dunno. am i likely to seriously damage anything driving it like this for 2-3 weeks? it drives fine other than losing a little power on the weird angle things are on

    is it feasible to lower my car about an inch for under 350? just replacing springs? and i would need an alignment right?
    could that incident be the cause of a the wheels not being same height ?

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    no, the sagging gradually happened(1-2 months). and it survived with the gimp spring, i have a whole new love for my camaro. and its not as bad with the new tires (i put both new on the rear, i popped the 2 right ones)

    i think i'm gonna be doin some springs soon. so hard to decide though, seems everyone has completely different opinions...

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