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so*calef

NEED HELP WITH MY SUSPENSION!!!

HERE IS THE DAMN PROBLEM!!!

I CHANGED MY SPRINGS FOR SOME CHEAP ASS COIL-OVERS  AND THE RIDE WAS LIKE SHIT SO I WENT BACK TO MY SPRINGS. BUT NOW I GET A SQUEAK. ANOTHER PROBLEM IS THAT THE FRONT IS HIGHER THEN THE BACK AND THE PASSENGER SIDE IS HIGHER THEN THE DRIVER SIDE. I GOT TOO MUCH PROBLEMS....
HOW CAN I MAKE IT EVEN ALL THE WAY AROUND???
PLEASE I NEED SOME HELP BAD!!!

AND NOW I DONT HAVE THAT MUCH TIME CUZ MY EF MEET IS ALMOST HERE! AND MY CAR IS NOT READY!
so*calef

will post pics tomorrow  so you guys can see my problem
~Sp33~

So you returned the suspension to how it was before you installed the cheap coilovers, and now it's not sitting right?

Do you know which corner the squeak is coming from? I'd suggest getting out the WD40 and going to town.
mp_89dx

Are your springs seated properly on the strut mounts?
whoa its len 2

You sure you got the springs seated right? Fronts and rears not mixed up? Did you preload the suspension before torqueing down everything?
so*calef

yes i had changed the springs to the cheap ass coilovers and was ridding on them for about a week and then i went back to the springs and now its all messed up.

i did mount them on the strut correct but i just remembered that sometimes they move.

the noise is coming from the strut. i dont know if i tight it too much or what could be wrong with it...

ill take some pictures right now so you guys can help me out...

THANKS
so*calef

sorry about the big size picz... i dont know how to resize them lol

driver rear


driver front


passenger front


passenger rear
so*calef

is there a chance that they might be wrong??? that the front belong to the back and back to front???
whoa its len 2

What brand are they? The front and rear springs should be different, ideally thicker coils up front and thinner in the rear. Make sure your springs are seated in the top and bottom perches and clock the spring so the end of the bottom coil are all the way down. If you dont have the rubber rings that go between the spring and perch it may cause a squeak. Also adding white grease to the shaft near the bump stop helps too. Preloading the suspension before torquing things down will set the bushings correct and willl avoid "binding" or twisting them. When you set the car down off the jacks roll the car a few feet to relieve the suspension. After all that, drive the car around the block and remeasure again.

Also remember even the better brand name springs will give an uneven drop so dont feel to bad.  Laughing
so*calef

whoa its len 2 wrote:
What brand are they? The front and rear springs should be different, ideally thicker coils up front and thinner in the rear. Make sure your springs are seated in the top and bottom perches and clock the spring so the end of the bottom coil are all the way down. If you dont have the rubber rings that go between the spring and perch it may cause a squeak. Also adding white grease to the shaft near the bump stop helps too. Preloading the suspension before torquing things down will set the bushings correct and willl avoid "binding" or twisting them. When you set the car down off the jacks roll the car a few feet to relieve the suspension. After all that, drive the car around the block and remeasure again.

Also remember even the better brand name springs will give an uneven drop so dont feel to bad.  Laughing


cool ill be checking it tomorrow cuz right now its raining lol
~Sp33~

You're parked on flat ground right?
so*calef

~Sp33~ wrote:
You're parked on flat ground right?


YEAH
mp_89dx

Just some more food for thought. How old are your struts?
so*calef

mp_89dx wrote:
Just some more food for thought. How old are your struts?


i think they are the oem once lol...
i probably fucked it up when i had it on the cheap ass coilovers.
the squeak is done... its not doing it anymore
zoomownsanEF

~Sp33~ wrote:
You're parked on flat ground right?


this made me laugh,ha
so*calef

zoomownsanEF wrote:
~Sp33~ wrote:
You're parked on flat ground right?


this made me laugh,ha


LOL WHATS SO FUNNY ABOUT IT???
zoomownsanEF

so*calef wrote:
zoomownsanEF wrote:
~Sp33~ wrote:
You're parked on flat ground right?


this made me laugh,ha


LOL WHATS SO FUNNY ABOUT IT???


bcus it reminded me of myself in the same situation.
so*calef

AND WHAT DID YOU DO???
WHAT WAS WRONG WITH YOUR CAR??
zoomownsanEF

so*calef wrote:
AND WHAT DID YOU DO???
WHAT WAS WRONG WITH YOUR CAR??


i park on a slant bcus i live in a valley, and i always wonder why sometimes one side of my car is alittle bit higher than the other, and one time i called my girl and asked if she heard any sounds coming from the rear of the car,and she said no why.i said cus its higher than before and i didnt do anything and she said did you park correctly.then i noticed i was parked on my slanted parking spot.

oh and nothing was wrong with my car.
JDQCIVIC4DR

i had that issue ,2 of my struts were shot. as if it was the strut wasnt even there scared to hit a bump feels like the cars going to go to other direction or leaning to the other corner. btw nice azenis!
so*calef

JDQCIVIC4DR wrote:
i had that issue ,2 of my struts were shot. as if it was the strut wasnt even there scared to hit a bump feels like the cars going to go to other direction or leaning to the other corner. btw nice azenis!


well my car drives perfectly fine. i could let go of the wheel and it will go straight even when i drive throw the train tracks
zoomownsanEF

so*calef wrote:
JDQCIVIC4DR wrote:
i had that issue ,2 of my struts were shot. as if it was the strut wasnt even there scared to hit a bump feels like the cars going to go to other direction or leaning to the other corner. btw nice azenis!


well my car drives perfectly fine. i could let go of the wheel and it will go straight even when i drive throw the train tracks

your lucky.
i think my axles or something is making my steering wheel squirly,sometimes she leads to the left.
unless thats just me overly worrying.
~Sp33~

Probably needs a wheel alignment.
so*calef

~Sp33~ wrote:
Probably needs a wheel alignment.


i know its not my alignment cuz my car goes straight it does not pull to the side or anything like that
~Sp33~

so*calef wrote:
~Sp33~ wrote:
Probably needs a wheel alignment.


i know its not my alignment cuz my car goes straight it does not pull to the side or anything like that


I was talking to the post before me:

zoomownsanEF wrote:

i think my axles or something is making my steering wheel squirly,sometimes she leads to the left.
unless thats just me overly worrying.
zoomownsanEF

~Sp33~ wrote:
Probably needs a wheel alignment.


i should look more into that,cus i was checking my axles are they both intact.
thanks man.

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