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Old 11-21-2005, 03:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question KW suspension question

I have a KW suspension kit with double springs. Few days ago, I've noticed that the first spring (from bottom to top) is always compressed at maximum. Is this the normal way for it to work or is it a problem with the spring or with the height adjustement?
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Is the right side the same? That does not look normal, but it really does depend on whether or not the ride height is adjustable. Does the suspension bottom out over bumps? I would be weary of the spring being the compressed unless the kit is really really stiff.
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Yes, the right side is the same, and yesterday i checked the back springs, but they are not compressed at maximum. The height is adjustable, but the stiffness (from the shock absorbers) not. Now the car is very stiff, i don't really know how it works over bumps cause all the time when i see one, i hit the brake and cross them very very slowly...
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I would adjust the height just for the peace of mind. If the suspension hasn't bottomed out yet, then I guess there is not really that much to worry about... but still.
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