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      02-26-2009, 12:13 AM   #1
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H&R spring suspension problem?

I just got H&R springs on my car. I got them installed by a reputable local shop.

I noticed the front left has about 1cm more fender gap than the right side. Also the rear left has like maybe half a cm more fender gap than the right side. Is this normal? I was thinking it's like that to accomodate the drivers weight or it was installed wrong. I would think it's unlikely they installed it wrong bbecause the springs have to go in a groove, plus they've worked on many BMWs and other high performance cars.

Anyone with H&R springs notice the same thing I noticed?
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      02-26-2009, 12:21 AM   #2
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I believe that the springs may need a few miles/days to settle properly. Also, tend to agree with the weight thought.
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      02-26-2009, 12:33 AM   #3
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Yea should be normal. At least stock it's normal. It's due to offset drivers weight
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      02-26-2009, 03:02 AM   #4
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Bump, can anyone else with H&R's check and see if their front drivers sides fender gap is about 1 cm more than the passenger front side? Here's my car...
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      02-26-2009, 01:07 PM   #5
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That's pretty straight I've not yet heard of it. I believe it does have to do with the springs settling and countering for driver weight... did you get the right model?
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i'd wait about 2 weeks, then get an alignment then complain to the installer. reputable shops still do mistakes, they just take care of their mistakes
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i had the same problem, took it back to the shop the following wk. i think the srping wasnt seated properly. when i got it back it was level on all 4 corners. see my post http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=226705
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I'm getting an alignment today, Ill ask them what they think. It's almost been 2 weeks, so I'll probably go back to the shop after the alignment then after back for another alignment. How annoying.
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then do not get an alignment, coz u gonna need one after it too. go to the shop first
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Darrin at west end checked the height and it's 1/16th of an inch higher on the drivers side. When I get in the car it's exactly even. I guess the install was fine.
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