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Old 08-Apr-2005, 11:04 PM
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polyurethane bushing question

I finally installed my Energy Suspension bushing kit the other day(control arms and motor mounts) and I'm quite happy with the handling of the car compared to stock rubber bushings but the driver side sits 1/2" lower in the front than the passenger side. Usually the passenger side will sit a tad lower cause of the tranny weight so I'm puzzled. I'm thinking maybe it's the bushings just settling. Any ideas as to what the problem could be???
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Old 09-Apr-2005, 01:53 AM
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can't be the bushings settling, when mine were installed the car sat like 3 inches higher after being brought back down from the hoist. but my car is like that now everytime i raise it. i have to take it for a quick spin for the car to settle back down. the only settling my bushings needed were the brand new rubber squeeky noises. if you installed everything right i don't see why one side should sit higher than the other.
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Old 09-Apr-2005, 10:57 AM
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Thanks for the reply. I'm sure everything was installed correctly as I've done suspension setups multiple times. I guess I'll find out the problem when I take it in to get an alignment.
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Old 09-Apr-2005, 11:10 AM
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its likely from tightening the bolts while the car is hoisted up. when it settles the bushing acts like a spring sorta, with the rubber it twists more so its not as noticable... Im thinking it will settle as the bolt loosens up... If you want to, loosen the shock fork bolt to LCA and the other LCA bolt then set the car back on the ground then tighten it while on the ground. That "may" solve your problem
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