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Old 08-06-2012, 03:48 PM   #1
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New LCA, UCA, but now car sits higher?

Ok, we added adjustable upper camber arms, Dom's LCA with perch set at lowest setting, and also added Koni Yellows. I kept the old springs, so car shouldnt need to settle. However, the fenderwell height went up 1.25" in the back. So what am I missing? Does it still settle even with the old springs? Everything was torqued while on jackstands.


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Was the suspension drooping (corners hanging free without support) while on the jack stands? All final torquing should be done with the full weight of the car on the suspension otherwise the bushings can bind up (ramps work great for this).
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No, we kept them from hanging but weren't sure about whether to torque them with weight on. It has dropped on one side somewhat, still not to where I was before, but other side still high. Should they all be re-torqued or will it settle by driving, keeping in mind I don't want to screw the bushings up. I forgit to mentioned, I also added a new sway SVT sway, so nothing radical.
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Should they all be re-torqued or will it settle by driving, keeping in mind I don't want to screw the bushings up. I forgit to mentioned, I also added a new sway SVT sway, so nothing radical.
I would put the car on ramps, loosen all nuts and bolts (including the sway bar bushings), bounce it a few times to free up everything, and then re-torque all nuts and bolts.
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Yep, that did the trick. It brought the car back to my starting point anyway. Thanks for the advice!
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Don't know if it is true, but I have been told to adjust or torque anything on the suspension with the car loaded too. I know this is how the Manula for my BMW Dinan E28 says to do it. They even say (Typical German suggestion) say to load the two front seats with 125lbs of sand bags or something similar before torqueing the front suspension parts after replacing them. Same for sway bars.
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