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Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 5:47 pm
Hey what up folks?.. haven't posted in a while-- but i'm not a newbie.I have owned my 88 retta for 13 years.
So here is my issue: i fially got around to putting my eibach springs on the front--had no problems getting them on, but after the install the passenger side seems to be lower than the drivers side by about 3/4 inch. It's kinda nit-picky, the average person probally would't notice,, but it's bugging the Sh*t outta me. Anyone had this problem??
maybe strut is wore out on one side more than the other?? i Don't know?? Any suggestions?? Thanks later
Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 11:04 pm
Nit-pick? No way! It should not be like that, there is something wrong. My guess is that one spring is not seated the way it should be. I had some Moogs on wrong and the spring would pop sometimes. It didn't look as if it was not level though, but where I parked was not flat. If the spring is in the right place you will have to send them back. Push down on each side and check the struts first.
Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 4:13 pm
They are seated correctly , i double checked before i installed them... and the square notches on the mounts are facing the knuckle,like the GM manual said. I put a 4 foot level on it today(strut tower to strut tower) and it was about a 1/2 inch out.Garage floor is level. with me in the car it reduces the difference to about 1/4 inch.I guess the struts are wore out?? monroe sensatracs with 25-30k on em. anyone know the lifespan of these struts?? They did push down rather easy.... Wish i would have done some measuring before i started.....duh
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 9:03 am
Struts wont cause a height issue like that, struts simply dampen a bounce and recoil, all your height is determined by your spring's. Somethings missing or one of your springs is bad.
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 4:33 pm
Really? I thought eibach was suppose to be "top quality". Don't know if i could send em back or not. I bought them a few years ago,and i don't know if i kept the receipt.Doesnt eibach have a million mile warranty or some sheeot? Guess i will check their site for some info. I wish it would just settle on down somemore-->looks better on the passenger side with less fender gap.
Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 1:08 pm
I would think that they would stand by what they make. I have them on my 04 Cav and never had any trouble.
Could have been a new guy working there.
Be ready, there may be a fight on this. Stick with it and don't give up.