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Old 06-10-2008, 08:16 AM
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How long do spring take to settle?

So I fitted some new springs to my 2.3 yesterday. (Jamex, 40mm drop) It was loads of fun, all by myself. I've never been so dirty, or sweated so much, or scratched/cut/bashed my arms/fingers/hands, so much. My hands are still dirty, and I've had 2 showers, and scrubed 'em with a nail brush till they were bright pink, they still tingel from "abuse" I gave 'em.

Anyways, The ride is really good, it doesn't feel much different to stock, just a little harder, and less roll. But how long will it take for springs to settle down? They are suspossed to be 40mm drop, and at the mo its more like 20mm.

Also, when I go over the speed bumps on my road, if i go a bit quick, theres a cluck from the rears... Everythings tight. I checked when I got home last night, and I checked again this morning when I got into work. What the hell is it!?

Should I wait till they've settled down to get it aligned?

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Old 06-10-2008, 10:12 AM
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depends on the springs. my eibach pro's supposedly settled after a couple months. but i swear, after another year, the car was even lower. the tein flex that i have now have been on there for three years... and i am noticing that the car sits lower than when i left it the last time i messed with the height three years ago. the bilstein pss9's on my m were set about a week after installation (so they'd have a week to settle in). they haven't budged since, and it's been five years.

drive your car around for a week or so. there will be enough change within that first week to warrant an alignment. keep your eyes on the tires for uneven wear or feathering. they're good indicators that something is not right.
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Thanks, I was gonna drive it for a bit to see what happens. The roads round here are....er.... well they arn't race track smooth, if you know what I mean! So hopefully it should settle in a few days...
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