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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:38 pm 
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Completely renewed my suspension in the summer and all seemed good. Springs, dampers, bushes, mounts etc.

I went on a track day taster yesterday which was brilliant. Was only 20mins track time and I didn't hit anything.

This morning I noticed the car sat lower on the rear drivers side by a good 10-20mm. Had a look underneath and nothing seems misplaced or broken.
No knocking or banging from anywhere, car appears to drive ok. Front is perfectly equal, it's just the rear.

Could it just be a dodgy spring? When I get the chance I'm going to swap the springs over to prove a point. Just wondered if anyone else had any ideas???


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:31 am 
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feel that the springs are fully in the cups/twisted to the lowest position, or if one of them has cracked (especially within the rubber coated section on the bottom if you have those)

edit: seems like you've checked that. How about tape measure from ground to the bottom of the cup as a starting measurement. Then see if you can do a bottom to top of the spring, and maybe ground to top of cup or top of strut (use string if access is a pain?). Try and narrow it down in that way

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:56 pm 
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It's not that uncommon to be honest, used to be a regular topic of conversation. Try taking the handbrake off and rocking the car quite hard from side to side to see if it settles any differently.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:20 pm 
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been a bit slow, but i have done some measurements.

this is an average of about 5 measurements throughout a day. parking on as flat a ground as i could find:

front left: 307mm

front right: 299mm

rear left: 289mm

rear right: 284mm


im sure there is more than a difference than that sometimes. will have to take some more measurements to see if i get the same averages.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:52 pm 
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I seem to remember that they all listed a little to one side.

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