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      11-11-2013, 05:42 PM   #1
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please help car swurves after coilover install

i installed bc br coilovers yesterday and everything came out fine except when i acclerate fast the car swurves around? is this normal it didnt do this prior the coilover install? any advice is appreciated
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      11-11-2013, 06:31 PM   #2
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double check your install - make sure everything is installed right, and nothing is binding up. Also, when you change the rear suspension, you can mess up the alignment pretty bad if you aren't careful about which bolts and suspension components you loosen/remove.

and if you car is lower than before the install, you need a new alignment
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install should throw off your alignment, but shouldnt be THAT bad. Recheck installation.
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Make sure the dampener settings are the same.
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double check your install - make sure everything is installed right, and nothing is binding up. Also, when you change the rear suspension, you can mess up the alignment pretty bad if you aren't careful about which bolts and suspension components you loosen/remove.

and if you car is lower than before the install, you need a new alignment
ok thnks for the reply.. would i need a camber kit for the alignment? i rechecked everything is tight
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Your level of mechanical expertise is such that you install a suspension, the car is now dangerous and you turn to advice on the internet, opening with "is this normal?". Put down the tools and take your car to a professional before you kill someone.
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Your level of mechanical expertise is such that you install a suspension, the car is now dangerous and you turn to advice on the internet, opening with "is this normal?". Put down the tools and take your car to a professional before you kill someone.
lisen if your not going to reply with anything useful then why reply at all? sorry most of us are not as knowledgeable as you might be
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do i need to purchase a camber kit for the alignment?
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do i need to purchase a camber kit for the alignment?
go without camber kit. just rotate tires often. Miles on car? did you notice any swaying before the install?
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do i need to purchase a camber kit for the alignment?
go without camber kit. just rotate tires often. Miles on car? did you notice any swaying before the install?
no swaying at all and after install i noticed it when i hit the gas. il get my alignment done and il repost results
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lisen if your not going to reply with anything useful then why reply at all? sorry most of us are not as knowledgeable as you might be
Not trying to be a jerk, he might have been harsh but his the best advice you have gotten so far. Reads like this install is a bit past your level of expertise & it cannot be dealt with on the internet by people who might have advice but no more experience than you do.
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why are you so bent on asking about getting a camber kit? you need to get an alignment first and see how/where/why your suspension is setup. after you understand this, you can then have info on how to best resolve the problem you're having.
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why are you so bent on asking about getting a camber kit? you need to get an alignment first and see how/where/why your suspension is setup. after you understand this, you can then have info on how to best resolve the problem you're having.
i just want to go about the best way of having this alignment done and have everything i need that is all
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Get the camber kit before you get an alignment makes sence to have it done at the same time. Lowering your vehicle offsets camber especially when you go lower than 2 "s all around

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Your level of mechanical expertise is such that you install a suspension, the car is now dangerous and you turn to advice on the internet, opening with "is this normal?". Put down the tools and take your car to a professional before you kill someone.
Haha yea that was harsh but really bro, you need no kit, just go get an alignment at a decent shop and have them give you a spec printout after if possible.
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you shouldn't need a camber kit unless your car is extremely low. Take it to a shop first and get a 4-wheel alignment. have them print out the alignment specs when your done, and ask them if there is anything that is out of spec.

Depending on what the sheet says, you will be able to tell if you need a camber kit. but the alignment should make the car drive much better.
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Its also a good idea to use a dealer or known performance shop to align instead of a chain
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You need an alignment after a coilover install.
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anytime you do a suspension mod, you have to get your alignment done. This should be common knowledge.
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thanks for everyone replying im going to get an alignment done and then il post results thnks again
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