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Old 09-10-06, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Problem, shocks or springs?

Iv'e noticed that the rear of my legend sits lower on the left side. There is a 2 finger fender gap on the left and a 3 finger on the right. Is this because of the springs or shocks. I have checked and both rear shocks seam to be the same and OEM. Any help is appreciated.
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I think that is the spring because of the shock is weak it won't make that much difference. Well it always a good way to put in new shock and spring. If you short on money then do whatever you want.
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Even with my Koni/Eibach setup my passanger side is still a bit higher than the drivers side. It's the Legends curse. To really take care of it you'd need an adjustable shock like a koni and set at least one or both of the passanger side shocks on a lower perch than the drivers side. I thought about doing that when mine were installed, but I didn't want it to be lop-sided the other way.



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Even with my Koni/Eibach setup my passanger side is still a bit higher than the drivers side. It's the Legends curse. To really take care of it you'd need an adjustable shock like a koni and set at least one or both of the passanger side shocks on a lower perch than the drivers side. I thought about doing that when mine were installed, but I didn't want it to be lop-sided the other way.
Are all legends like this??? God i hope not. Please everone let me know!!!
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Are all legends like this??? God i hope not. Please everone let me know!!!
A lot of them are from what I have heard.



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I have my car lowered with koni/H&R, and the passenger side also has a bit bigger gap. I plan on adjusting the koni's to try to correct it, but that's no fun task. I'll get to it one day.

edit: Just in case u were looking and wondering, the pic in my sig is a bit outdated and with stock suspension
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I have my car lowered with koni/H&R, and the passenger side also has a bit bigger gap. I plan on adjusting the koni's to try to correct it, but that's no fun task. I'll get to it one day.

edit: Just in case u were looking and wondering, the pic in my sig is a bit outdated and with stock suspension
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It's on my list of things to do. I just gotta borrow someones camera again :/
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My old coupe had this problem. New springs should help a bit.
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My old coupe had this problem. New springs should help a bit.
Thanks mike. Anyone done eibach springs and OEM shocks?
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Thanks mike. Anyone done eibach springs and OEM shocks?
A few members have from what I remember. Some say the ride is not as nice and the OEM shocks will wear out faster.



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A few members have from what I remember. Some say the ride is not as nice and the OEM shocks will wear out faster.
Huh. How bout the other way around? OEM springs with say.... konis?
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It would probably ride just about stock depending on perch settings.
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Huh. How bout the other way around? OEM springs with say.... konis?

I have no clue. If you search for some suspension threads, I think lots of different combos have been tried. I know I got a lot of opinions when I was getting ready to do my suspension. Those older threads could tell you more than I could.



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Iv'e noticed that the rear of my legend sits lower on the left side. There is a 2 finger fender gap on the left and a 3 finger on the right. Is this because of the springs or shocks. I have checked and both rear shocks seam to be the same and OEM. Any help is appreciated.
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Same here, i had inspect the rear springs, no difference between them.
I think that the broblem is driwer side front spring. It just has become softer than other.
Getting new ones, had to get crank pulley first
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