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    Yeah but like i said, if i undo the bottom 18mm bolt out of both the shocks and lower the car back to the floor and it still sits the same then that knocks the shocks out of the equation all together, i do it and it does sit lower then your theory could quite well be right

    Im also going to swap the springs over to opposite sides, cant see that making a difference at all but worth a try! and i could try putting the adjusters on the bottom of the spring instead of the tops!

    If that doesnt work theres nothing left to try and it must be duff/wrong springs ..

    It doesnt help that ive been called into work tomorrow on my week of, ill have to try all this out on friday!
     
     

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    Yeah although if you remove the 18mm lower bolt then the kingpin will hang on its own accord, if its not the shocks, it must be the springs, can't be anything else. If the springs are fine then the only thing that could hold it up higher is the shocks being tightened up while 'too' extended etc. That could also explain why they didn't settle when you took it for a drive.

    Failing that, contact the manufacturer/retailer you got them from and ask them about it, can't rule out that the wrong springs were provided.
     
     

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    Yeah its worth a try just fingers crossed!

    http://www.venommotorsport.com/produ...ory=Suspension

    Thats the exact kit i bought, lowers up to 75mm on the back!!! im lucky if ive got a 0.75mm drop!!
     
     

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    This is a side view ive just taken on my dinner.

     
     

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    Perhaps my eyes are tricking me, but is the rear a little lower than it was yesterday?
     
     

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    Nope, its just the shadowing in the arch, i thought that when i walked up to it :(
     
     

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    With the rear adjuster it will be placed at the top and to go lower the adjuster it needs to be wound up not down.. you have done that right?
     
     

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    Yeap, the adjuster is at the top and the rings are wound right up tight against the base of the adjuster, tomorrow I'm going to try, removing the shocks to see if there holding it up, unbolting the rear drop links, completely removing the adjusters and putting the adjusters on the bottom.

    If that makes no difference then it HAS to be the springs at fault!

    Jack
     
     

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    The dampners shouldnt be holding it up... Check part nunbers abd cross reference with fk themselves..
     
     

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