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Beginner’s Guide / Tips for Buying a Street-Based Suspension

bfury5

Go Kart Newbie
Location
CT
looking for some help here, lowered the car on coils, had an adjustment, then had alignment. car was ok, then springs compressed and it seemed like i was pretty slammed as far as low is. had some decent bumps since I was slammed. After a week, seemed like alignment was off. Took car back in to readjust things (Fix alignment), shop raised the front and all is now smooth as far as going over bumps and everything is.

It stills pulls to the left tho, so im thinking alignment is off. Last time I talked with the tech he was saying it could be due to being lower, but im 100% thinking alignment is off since springs compressed ect and the alignment shop need to redo their job. Tech said its possible I might need shorter front end links as the OEM ones are long and im still pretty low on coils.

What do yall think? Will another alignment fix this with OEM front end links/sway bar, or do I actually need shorter end links. Car did drive good on initial alignment, Now if i take my hands off the steering wheel it pulls left. Tech was saying it could be torque steer, which I never had before. Any advice is appreciated, thanks.
I would get an alignment, I always get an alignment when changing the ride height. As you raise and lower the strut (in the front), if you leave the tie-rod the same length it will either cause the front tires to toe in or toe out depending on how you change the height.

Did you have two different shops do the height adjustment and the alignment?
 

mk7_bk

Autocross Champion
I would get an alignment, I always get an alignment when changing the ride height. As you raise and lower the strut (in the front), if you leave the tie-rod the same length it will either cause the front tires to toe in or toe out depending on how you change the height.

Did you have two different shops do the height adjustment and the alignment?
yeah, at this point I am just kinda dealing with it. Its only on acceleration around 70-80 on highway you can feel it drifting left
 

Desslok

Drag Racing Champion
Location
PA
Car(s)
2019 Rabbit
yeah, at this point I am just kinda dealing with it. Its only on acceleration around 70-80 on highway you can feel it drifting left
So, it's set up for NASCAR then.
 
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