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Old 12-15-2003, 04:11   #1 (permalink)
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I lowered my car yesterday, i put in some King Springs. Now the left hand side is 1 inch higher than my right hand side, at the rear that is, the front i didnt change, and they are even.
What is going on here,
Are there any suggestions?

I have checked the fitment of the coil and shocks as the shocks are new as well and it is all fine. I compred the old coils and noticed that they had been cut, and also that they were different hight, this would have been to componsate for the difference (one inch)

So does anyone know whow to fix this problem? Could it be the front coils............I need a explanation!!!

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Old 12-15-2003, 04:18   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Not level after lowering

kings have a left and right rear spring - they are different, is it possible you put them in the wrong sides? the difference will be noticeable if you have.

also are you sure the ground is level? i swear my ride height changes by about an inch up or down from one 'level' surface to another..its bloody wierd.

at a stretch the body of the car may be twisted, which would affect the ride height, but thats not very likely.

did you make sure and 'screw' the rubber pads completely into the top of the springs before fitting them? are the springs turned as far as possible to the 'end' of the bottom of the spring, so it contacts the flat section of steel in the brackt that holds the spring?
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Old 12-15-2003, 04:19   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Not level after lowering

my car is the same and it has factory springs in it i'm clueless???
i remember a thread about this a little while ago ill try to source it out
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Old 12-15-2003, 04:22   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Not level after lowering

when fitting the RH and LH coils do u look from the front of the car or behind. This may be a stupid question, but with Nissan Pintaras u look at it from the front of the car, so the RH side is the passengers side........
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Re: Not level after lowering

The fuel tank is not on that side is it and it's not full,mine sit's lower on the left more so when I have a full tank.
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Old 12-15-2003, 04:30   #6 (permalink)
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fuel tanks on left and thats the side that sits higher.......
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Lowering
heres the link to the other thread!
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Old 12-15-2003, 04:42   #8 (permalink)
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RHS is drivers side, LHS is passenger side.

the reason the factory springs sit lower on the right than the left is because of the weight of the driver, believe it or not, also maybe i tiny bit to do with torque-reaction of the driving wheels (you know how drag cars lift up the LHF? most of the weight sits on the RHR when doing that, obviously nowhere near as bad in a normal car)

because the car always has a driver in it when moving, the rhr spring has to work just that little bit harder than the LH one, so it sags first.

this is why kings do left and right springs, to try and get the car to sit level with a driver in it.
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Old 12-15-2003, 04:52   #9 (permalink)
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BUT MINE SITS ONE INCH LOWER ON THE RIGHT,

HOW DO I FIX THIS PROBLEMS lol
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Re: Not level after lowering

get a really fat person to sit in it for a while?
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