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is it my struts or springs?

Old 10-02-2007, 07:31 PM
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is it my struts or springs?

well i started driving my 240 this week and i noticed when i get on the gas the tires will spin and i get a really bad vibration in the right rear
well i get out of the car and noticed that my driver side is lower then my right

i press down on the right side and i get bounce butt on the left i get no bounce

im gona get new struts butt would this cause my rear (right side)to bounce like crazy when i roast the rear and when i make turns as well??
and witch side is bad?

gona hit up a junk yard and pull a strut since the rear are the same just for the time beiing
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:50 PM
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it's most likely your struts. it's common that the driver side be lower because (i'm guessing) you're in the car alone more often than not therefore the drive side wares out faster.
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:43 PM
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Yeah you most likely have one blown strut. Just for ****s and giggles check your sway bar endlinks too, one might have broken.
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:49 PM
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ill check it out when i goto the junk yard thank guys
i dont have any after market suspensio upgrades at all
where am i gona look to see if it is broken?

the car was sittin for 2 yrs before i started to drive her for the first time
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^ You will see the sway bar run underneath the car and you will easily be able to see where it connects to the suspension. When my front right sway bar end link broke it looked like the spring had broken, when that wasn't the case. But, since the car was sitting a while it may very well be just a blown strut.
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Old 10-02-2007, 10:05 PM
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ok cool when i was welding the exhaust on my cuz droped her hard so its gona get a used strut ether way i look at it till i put on new struts and springs in the future

while im at it im gona check all the bushing and stuff like that when im installin the used strut
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Old 10-04-2007, 06:16 AM
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drivers side is lower cus of sagging old springs. springs control ride height.

its bouncey cus of worn struts.
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Old 10-04-2007, 06:42 PM
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the driver side has no bounce butt the pass side does
my uncle is tellin me that my pass side is shot butt i think its the driver side
any way im gona get a new pair soon just need to deside where to get them ether junk yard or autozone
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A ****load of bounce is a bad strut. No bounce whatsoever is a bad spring.
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Old 10-04-2007, 08:40 PM
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its not alot of bounce it bounce once then stops
the driver side u push down on an it dont move at all maybe alittle
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Old 10-06-2007, 11:12 PM
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ok so i got a set of used struts from a local guy today i pulld them my self and they seemed ok
i pulled both

well i put them on my car a few hrs later and well i wasnt happy
the car still sits lower on the driver side but the car bounces on bith sides instead of one

could it be that i have a 205/60/15 on the driver side and a 195/60.15 on the passenger side??
also the car is alittle bouncey too butt i can live with it till i save up for new kyb's and tien springs later on, and when i go threw a turn my pass tire vibrates like crazy when i step on it threw a turn could that be that i dont have a lsd and im doin a one wheel wonder?

im on stock wheels right now and my tires have very little tread on them as well if that helps

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it should bounce once. as for ride height, id measure from a chassis point to ground from both sides.
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Those tires still have the same diameter. I dont see that being a problem. Did you check the sway bar? Or maybe it's your chassis is bent. One time Biggamehit's strut tower came off.

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You have one bad strut. Replace them in pairs or the entire car. But in the context you are using it has one"t". Butt is your backside as in "I sit on my butt all day" or "that girl is butt ugly". Sorry, couldn't help myself to not correct that

Bad springs are super rare and are generally noticed by sag, never bounce
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:07 PM
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ok well i bee lookin and doin alot of reading

im lookin at the GR2s butt there not adjustable and my question on theses are " are they worth it if i get lowering springs?"

im also been lookin at the AGXs these are adjustable but are they worth it?
im not lookin to drift the car or anything just a clean smooth ride cuz it will be a daily driver to work and school and back home till i get my bike finished up, butt once in awhile ill take the car to the track to do a 1/4 mile
not really lookin to do performace on the car ether well not now

whats ur opinions on these struts also im lookin at getting s-tech spring
would these make a good compo?
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