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help! new shocks, possible problem


ducttapeguy
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 277809 posted 11/19/05 05:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
hokay, so i put some used KYB GR2 non adjustable shocks on #1554 to replace these:

and i ended up with this:

it sits extremely low. we had to lift the car up to get the jack out from under the car. it does seem to ride smoother but its sooooooo low. is there a fix for this? are there better/different shocks i should use? im open to suggestions and any help. thanks
ty

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 277816 posted 11/19/05 06:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
did you forget to put the springs back on



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 277821 posted 11/19/05 06:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
no they're on there. they are eibach springs. mebbe they were specific for the old shocks and i should get new springs? if so what would be good?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 277826 posted 11/19/05 06:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You got front and back and side to side. Hit your switches. Sent you a PM.

second thought:

If I asked you to take a picture of the parts that are left over from your swap, would it be the identical picture of the two blown leaking black shocks? If the answer is yes, then:

Problem:
You interpreted those threaded aluminum spring collars and perches to be the adjustable part of the shocks when in fact, they are necessary to compliment the aforementioned eibach springs which are probably also marked "ground control" and numbered something like: 180.64.44

Corrective action:

Take the red(ish) threaded collar and gold anodized spring perch off of the nameless blown shock along with any rubber insulator that accompanies that collar. Measure the current ride height of the car from floor/road to fender arch and devise a number for exactly how much you think you need to increase that ride height. (Final ride height should probably be close to 24.25".) The difference in current ride height and desired ride height should be roughly the setting on the threaded spring collar. (adjusted after loosening the 5/16"? Allen bolt.)

Details:
I have modified your picture to show the relevant parts and the dimension "I" which will be your rough increase in ride height. Because the rear spring and shock act through a lever arm configuration, you will get about 1" increase in ride height for every 7/8" of increase in "I" dimension.


Edited by Lucian Bartik (11/19/05 09:00 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 278252 posted 11/21/05 11:34 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I gotta see the end result of this one.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 278254 posted 11/21/05 11:41 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Quote:

You got front and back and side to side.




omg

Great info, thanks for taking the time to spell that out. Let us know if it helps.



I know it's a foreign idea for most of us here, but you might want to try taking the car off jackstands.
-mitsuturbo


Edited by steveVR4 (11/21/05 11:41 AM)

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