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Sides not equal after lowering

Well, after lowering my 147 with H&R springs, left and right sides are not of equal height. There is approximately 1cm difference between them. Springs were fitted on Saturday and should have settled by now.

Upper and lower wishbones were replaced on the higher side at the same time (passanger).

Is there something we have missed when installing?
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Which side is lower? Could be a worn shock.
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Passenger side. Mine is LHD so that would be right.
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Shocks don't support the weight of the car though?
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Exactly my thought too.
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Probably just the balance of the car. When you get in, they are probably both level. BMW do similar with their models and balance the car for a driver and 100KG of luggage. Have someone check it out for you as I'm happy to be corrected as I didn't think Alfa did this...
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Probably just the balance of the car. When you get in, they are probably both level. BMW do similar with their models and balance the car for a driver and 100KG of luggage. Have someone check it out for you as I'm happy to be corrected as I didn't think Alfa did this...
When I get in the car it's even lower as the driver's side is lower. There are no left and right springs, so we couldn't have mounted them wrong.
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Were the sides of equal height before you lowered it or not, or did you not check?

It would be worth checking your front springs are seated correctly on the shocks and into the top mounts. Also check that the shock is installed properly into the fork on both sides.
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Measure from a few areas to see where the difference is. I normally measure wishbone bolts to floor, strut/drop link mount to floor etc. Check spring insulators are intact and spring is resting in the cutout of the shock.
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1cm isn't much I'd be suprised if anyone else notices. Check some other cars and see what they measure.
The difference in diameter between a worn tyre and a brand new tyre will be nearly 1cm.
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