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Old 06-08-2015, 08:20 PM
 
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What are some of the effects, other than ride height, experienced when pairs of coil springs are "worn out"? I have a vehicle with 150k miles, it just received ALL new suspension components front and rear except for new springs. The ride height seems OK but I believe the ride is still a bit wallow-y for all new (quality) suspension pieces. It makes sense that they lose their "dynamic" rigidity over time and use, does it not?
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Old 06-08-2015, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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They just sag and some cases the coils collapse so they lose their tension. When you say components you replaced every suspension and steering component in the front suspension? In order to get a new ride you basically have to put a whole complete new suspension.
At the minimum you need new upper and lower ball joints, a arm bushings new shocks and springs to get that new ride.
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:08 PM
 
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worn out spring generally make for a softer and more wallowy ride. it can also lower the ride height as well.
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Old 06-09-2015, 03:29 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Did you replace the bushings?
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Old 06-09-2015, 05:36 AM
 
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Year and make would help.
Are these Macpherson struts?
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Old 06-09-2015, 06:00 AM
 
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FWD, front Mac struts, independent rear. New front struts, bearing plates, rear shocks, sway bar bushings, sway bar links, tie rods, steering rack, control arms, ball joints, 4 new hub bearings, rear knuckle bushings.
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:37 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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vehicle? (if it is heavy... it could need new springs)

Driving conditions? (Bumpy or smooth?)
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Old 06-09-2015, 01:46 PM
 
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You should have opted for QuickStrut by Monroe. I swapped my year old OEM struts on Camry for QS and that did make very good difference.
Otherwise, your sway bar is getting there. They get tired, you know.
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Denver
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FWD, front Mac struts, independent rear. New front struts, bearing plates, rear shocks, sway bar bushings, sway bar links, tie rods, steering rack, control arms, ball joints, 4 new hub bearings, rear knuckle bushings.
Wow, the only thing you haven't changed is the springs and the truck

Did you get an alignment afterwards?
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Here and there....
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What kind of vehicle?

If your height is good it's probably not your springs. They usually sag or break.
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