Replaced rear springs and car now sits uneven

a.graham52

a.graham52

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Oct 19, 2017
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Pretty much as the title says, replaced rear springs and the drivers side sits about 1.5" higher. I thought I installed everything right, it was a pretty quick job and all. If I'm not mistaken there are no alignment pockets correct?
 
pontiacgp

pontiacgp

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make sure the drivers side spring isn't sitting on the bubble at the top....
 
565bbchevy

565bbchevy

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melloelky

melloelky

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Oct 22, 2017
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1.5"? that's a big difference,these rear springs are a slam dunk.switch them left to right see if you can replicate these results.if you can replicate the results,swap the original springs back in and see what's doing.
 
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a.graham52

a.graham52

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Oct 19, 2017
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thanks guys, you have mentioned everything i have already figured which is good. my plan tonight was to get it back on the lift and swap them side to side. i used napa single rate springs. i should also be seeing the fronts in a couple days.
 
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bracketchev1221

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I agree with swapping them side to side. Sometimes it’s related to front springs.
 
BOXCARS

BOXCARS

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Once you change all the springs if you still are having this problem, get some air bags to even the ride height.
 

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