I had coilovers installed a little over a month and a 1/2 ago. Needless to say the place that installed them did not do the rears properly. The fronts appear to be fine. They did try to fix their mistake, but still did not get it right, even though it was much better ride than the first time.
Just so everyone is clear on this: the rears are a divorced spring setup, meaning the the springs are mounted separate from the damper/shock body.
The first try:
They got the ride height correct on front and rear. But I knew something was not right almost right away. The rear dampers were so extended that they had less than 1" travel so any bump was super violent. The nut that bolts the damper to the rear mount was loose, I could turn it by hand. Maybe it was tight when I first got the car back, but all that banging around my have loosened it up. After a week or so, I let them know I was coming in so they could make it right. I had to come back two days later due to scheduling.
Pics of their first try:
Driver Rear (car on ground):
Passenger Rear (car on ground) :
Damper body almost threaded out fully (Car lifted on jack stand):
The 2nd try:
When I brought back the car and they had a look they admitted they F'd up on the back. So they took the car in while I worked from their lounge for a few hours. The indicated that they called the manufacturer to trouble shoot. They were able to get the rear shocks to have more travel, but they stated they had to lower the car an additional 1/2" to get it right. Because of this, they also lowered the fronts a 1/2" to match. Sounds like BS to me, since any ride height from these coilovers (1" to 2.5") should have been able to be coordinated. They got the ride height correct the first time, so why did they have to lower it more?
Driver Rear (Car on Ground):
Passenger Rear (Car on Ground):
So I am not bottoming out anymore, but the rear springs are too compressed. Their position on the perch would indicate a high ride height, but this is too low as my summer wheels rub on very little bumps and variations on the road, so I had to take them off after a few hours.
So need to raise these at least an inch.
I have looked at so many install videos since all this, I’m about to attempt to fix myself....
Looks good, but not driveable IMHO until it gets raised:
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