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Rear End Sagging- New Springs or Strut or Entire Assembly??

Old 05-17-2019, 01:05 AM
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Rear End Sagging- New Springs or Strut or Entire Assembly??

I've noticed my rear end has been sagging significantly lower then my front end ( 2 inches lower in fact - measured from middle of hub to edge of fender) . There is no problem handling or bottoming out or any other significant problem in ride comfort etc, but it does look weird and I am concerned this is NOT healthy for car. I want it set to stock height (15" front and back) and do NOT want to install aftermarket coil overs. I had Bilstein PSS9s on it and it was a nightmare so went back to stock setup. I read and read and read and searched the forums but cannot seem to get a definitive answer to the question: I want to raise the rear ride height to match the front ride height so do I install just Coil Springs, Just the Struts, or an entire Assembly ( Both spring and strut) BTW my front end rides at 15 inches from center of wheel hub to fender edge, my rears are at 13! This can't be right, right? Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated before I bring it in to dealer and spend more than I have to.
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:59 AM
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If you're going to take it all apart, I would do the springs,shocks and bumpstops at the same time, since we can't diagnose them individually. Do you see any leaks on the shocks? That would be my first guess, but that rear suspension is not fun to work on, I'd just do it all at the same time.
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Old 05-17-2019, 10:12 PM
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My new 07 GT had numbers all over the place around car: 14.25, 14, 13.75, and 13.5.

Finally after about 10 years, and bottoming out, I put on Bilstein B12 kit which I got from AJUSA for $720.

I comes with the B8 shock and Eibach springs. Now it's 14.25 all around, just where I wanted it.

It's firm, but does the trick for control.
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Thanks for the reply. sounds like a plan. Glad it worked out for you. I had PSS9s once and did NOT like them at all. Id like to stay as stock as I can. Thanks again.
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I was thinking the same thing and I'm glad you confirmed my thoughts. As far as me working on them, that's what I pay my dealer for! LOL My Mech there is an 8 specialist and has been doing my ride for over13 years so I'd rather pay the extra money since i also live in the city and no place to do the work anyway. Thanks again for the advice. I'll let you know who it worked out. cheers!
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