Suspension & Brakes - got the rear shocks and springs installed...
03-27-2008, 10:11 PM
well i followed the ls1howto write up ...installed koni shocks and pro kit... well after i got the new shocks put on there was no way i could put the springs on so i un bolted the shocks put the springs on , i had to lift the rear a bit with a jack to be able to put the shocks on again. after i put everything else back on i put her on the ground and looks like i did everything right. took the car for a drive and everything seemed ok. only problem is that the drivers side seems to be a bit higher than the passengers by 1/4 of an inch.. have any of you noticed this ? or did i do something wrong??
i havent installed the fronts yet...
03-27-2008, 10:35 PM
nope, thats perfectly normal. the fbody lean.
i just went back to stock rears without isolators; the prokit didnt work out too well for me on bumpy roads
03-27-2008, 11:53 PM
Don't think the front is going to be that easy......LoL..
03-28-2008, 12:13 AM
Now you can come over and install mine. :lol:
I plan to install my Strano springs and Koni shocks soon. How long did it take you to swap out the rears and did you run into any snags?
03-28-2008, 05:33 AM
Make sure the springs are in their correctly rotated possition in their respective rubber isolators. if their not it can change the height a bit.
03-28-2008, 05:49 AM
After just coming off a Koni/Strano install today here is what i've learned.
A. Have plenty of WD-40 on hand
B. Don't waste your time trying to reuse the upper shock mount in the front. Go buy new ones from your local parts house.
C. If b is not a option prepare to cuss beat and bang. Also have a torch, sawzall, cutoff wheel, and a impact handy.
My car seems to have a 1/4 of lean aswell.
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