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Old 07-09-2003, 08:34 PM
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I have a 1986 olds cutlass supreme, I recently added 2 inch drop front spindles, new shocks and tires all the way around, I also added new heavy duty front sway bar bushings and end links, the car sits lower on the passengers side, I`ve seen many cutlasses like this, but I haven`t figured out why yet, I`ve seen stock ones that sit like this and always on the passenger side, I measured the distance on fairly level ground, the passengers side sits about 1/4 inch lower, the rear sits at 3/4 inch lower, why do these cars do this? are the coil springs tired? it didn`t do this until I installed the drop spindles, but since i`ve seen many others like it, I know it`s not the spindles that caused it. when I`m driving it I can also tell it feels real soft on the passengers side, the control arm bushings are in good shape, and the car was aligned after I added the spindles, any solutions out there are real appreciated.

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Old 07-10-2003, 12:14 PM
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"it didn`t do this until I installed the drop spindles"

Are you sure both springs are fully seated in the lower control arm?
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Old 07-10-2003, 01:23 PM
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I`m positive they are, they never moved off the seated position when I did the swap. I know several people with cars identical to mine, after a few years they sat lower on the passengers side and no suspension mods had been done, I had the fear mine would do this after time and it drives me nuts with it sitting unlevel. I guess I`ll get back under it and go over everything again.
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Old 07-10-2003, 02:35 PM
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Just a thought, but is an '86 spring old enough for it to start sagging? I could see it being the passenger side since that's the one getting the most weight transfer. (can't think of anything else)
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