6th Gear Poster
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: spring grove, il
You still have the same springs you had before the install of the new shocks right? That being said, shocks do not affect the ride height of a car. When I say shock, I am not referring to struts or coil overs . Unless a shock is too long and bottomed out or locked up would it prohibit the weight of the rear of the car from sitting down fully on the springs.
Just to prove my point, push down on the rear of the car. It will obviously rise back up which is the result of the springs returning to their 'equilibrium height'. Next find a shock and compress it by hand. You will be able to compress it and hold it in depending upon your wheaties' intake. The force exerted by your arms to hold the shock in is far less than the force exerted on the shock by the rear of the car. If a normal person could hold a shock compressed, how would the same shock hold the weight of the rear higher than the springs? Next, find a rear spring and try to compress it with your arms (not happening). Plain and simple: the shocks are NOT carrying the weight of the rear of the car. I could pull my rear shocks right now and there would be no effect on the height of the rear.
There is something else going on with your car if it is in fact higher in the rear. Rear shocks are very very easy to install on our cars and the shop should not have messed with the springs (rear) at all. If your rear suspension hung for awhile, it might sit higher for a short time. The front of my car was up in the air for a couple months and it took a handful of days to settle back down.
I have not seen your car, but I would bet my milk money that the shocks are not holding it up. Good luck and hope you figure out your problem.
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