Thread: rear suspension
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Old 11-20-2002, 10:57 PM
md21722 md21722 is offline
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Piotr, New struts/shocks LOWERED the ride height - using MB dealer instead of Bilstein Comforts - so I don't understand your argument (or I'm more tired than I thought). Consider that your ride height is affected by worn rubber parts in the suspension. I have seen 126 cars with very different suspension parts with the SAME problem - New shocks (no struts) all around on that car, and the front was WAY higher after the install. Subframe bushings, rear suspension links, front lower control bushings, etc may all be contributing to some problems. Ride height affects everything, so your alignment is probably off. Also, changing the front struts (even if it doesn't affect ride height) can throw off the alignment. I wouldn't get one done until you find out why the ride height problem exists, though.
Brian Toscano
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