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I installed a used set of AGX shocks/H&R springs and the passenger side front is more than inch lower than the driver side - causing a lot of rubbing issues. I have not got an alignment yet and I do not want to until this is fixed because any changes would warrant another $$ alignment.

My question is could a part of my suspension or my installation caused this much variance, or do you think the person who sold me this setup sold me a setup with a blown shock... I am leaning for the latter, but if anyone has experienced this while installing suspension and it ended up not being the shocks/springs, please chime in.

I am just not looking forward to either A) spending the money and time to purchase/install new shocks, to later find out it was not the shocks B) paying someone to throw parts at it to see what the problem could be, or C) end up spending thousands on a coilover setup...

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I have the exact same issue, drivers side higher. Have the same shocks as you but jackson springs. Can't seem to figure it out. I bought the car and it was like this. Switching to poly bushings helped the front a bit, so I'm assuming the front control arms weren't pre loaded when they were installed before but Its more notocible in the back and I have done the bushings in the back yet. Regardless it annoys me and want it fixed haha
 

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either you are preloading the bushings (ie, you tightened the suspension down before dropping the car off the jack stands), or one of the shocks is gone. Or your spring rates are deviating that much. Or you have a lot of swaybar preload.

If you want to test it out switch the driver's side assembly to the passenger and see if that moves it. Then switch the springs from each side and see if it moves with that.

If it moves with the assembly, but not with the spring, then its the shock. If it moves with the assembly AND the spring, then its your springs.

I am doubtful its the springs, I haven't seen that much of a deviation in springs unless they were by different manufacturers or if they were used for considerably different amounts of time, so that maybe a bit of a dead-end.
 

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Ok, thank you for all of the suggestions...

either you are preloading the bushings (ie, you tightened the suspension down before dropping the car off the jack stands), or one of the shocks is gone. Or your spring rates are deviating that much. Or you have a lot of swaybar preload.

If you want to test it out switch the driver's side assembly to the passenger and see if that moves it. Then switch the springs from each side and see if it moves with that.

If it moves with the assembly, but not with the spring, then its the shock. If it moves with the assembly AND the spring, then its your springs.
- If it is a preload issue and I swap the passenger assembly to the driver side, I feel like I will unload everything I put on and possibly do the same thing again.

I paid a shop to put them on because of my work schedule... It was a quick cash deal, so I doubt I can take it to them to fix it. They probably preloaded the passenger side and messed things up, I guess I just have to re-do it myself.

Thanks for the help.
 

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Ok, thank you for all of the suggestions...



- If it is a preload issue and I swap the passenger assembly to the driver side, I feel like I will unload everything I put on and possibly do the same thing again.

I paid a shop to put them on because of my work schedule... It was a quick cash deal, so I doubt I can take it to them to fix it. They probably preloaded the passenger side and messed things up, I guess I just have to re-do it myself.

Thanks for the help.
what? Seriously, you don't make sense...Especially since I clearly pointed you to the proper way to do it. Put everything together, lightly put on all the nuts and bolts, take the car off the jack stands so everything is loaded down. Tighten all the nuts.

Considering you have to take off stuff from the control arms depending on the methods you use to do this, its for sure likely that the shop that did it could have preloaded it. I have never had suspension work done at a shop, so I don't know.
 
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