Car sitting uneven after raising

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  1. Seventy1ProTour

    Seventy1ProTour Member

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    So I've been lifting my car using a jack at the lift points acouple of times in the past few weeks, test fitting my wheels and measuring spacers...the sorts.

    I noticed after massaging the fenders alittle, on a test drive shortly after that my driver side front was a half inch lower than the passenger side. I'm running hotchkis springs up front.

    I did not notice much rubbing after initial install a week prior, but after lifting each Corner and working some clearance I now have an uneven ride.

    Any ideas what happened? The car has settled and is still uneven. The springs have been on the car for over a year at least.

    Thanks.
     
  2. carr911

    carr911 Veteran Member

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    You can swap the Springs side to side to see if the unevenness follows.
     
  3. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Make sure the spring is seated correctly in the lower control arm. The tail of the coil should be located between the two little holes in the lower control arm.
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    Also make sure the spring is fit up into the upper pocket correctly as well...sometimes it can be sitting on the crown rather than the upper pocket.
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  4. Seventy1ProTour

    Seventy1ProTour Member

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    Think this can happen just by lifting repeatedly? Possibly the passenger is out of socket causing it to teeter the weight to the driver side?

     
  5. Seventy1ProTour

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    Also, I'm stuck in NY for the week because of Xmas...and it's all I'm thinking about. Sort of had to leave it this way the day I left.
     
  6. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Nah, I doubt it. Just throwing out ideas that can have an effect on the static ride height.
     
  7. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    Some springs are not exact stiffness and the weight on them side to side is also not the same....You can shim the springs to get an even ride height. With my Hotchkis coils I used their spacers to even the ride height. Good reason to use coil overs.
     
  8. harbone66

    harbone66 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Almost all my first and second gen F-Bodies were a 1/4 to 1/2 off on each side
    I cant remember ever having one that was perfectly level side to side
     
  9. Seventy1ProTour

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    This is exactly what I wanted to hear. The possibility of it just not being even as well as hotchkis springs not being perfect. I may get QA1 coilovers or see what spacers(?) I can use to even it out.
     

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