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    Hi all can anyone help me, I have put a set of Eibach springs, new shocks and anti-roll bar bushes on the rear of the car, my problems is o/s/r is spongy on left hand bends, if I push down on the back of the car the n/s is stiff and o/s has a bit of a spring to it, any ideals? I'm thinking faulty shocker?
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    It does look that way, but unusual that a new set of shocks has a problem.
     
     

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    Did you 'pump' the dampers through their full stroke prior to fitting? I had a similar problem after fitting new Bilstein shocks, the instructions say that you must pump the shocks through their full stroke at least 10 times before fitting and not to lay them flat. I had to remove mine again and carry out this procedure and thankfully the handling improved back to normal.

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    Hi jim, I did pump them , not 10 times, I did this more to compare them against the old shocker, I have now replaced the drivers side under warranty, and turned the spring around, (as it sat on the carrier) this has made a difference. The near side is not as ridged as it was, plus the car is sitting level, so I'm thinking on a left turn the car would sink more on the back drivers side, right turn the car felt ridged because as the cars weight was transferred to the rear near side the car was sitting level instead of dropping down a bit as normal. I hope you get what I mean, now there seams to have some roll in both left and right corners,
     
     

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    Glad you got it sorted.

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