That may be just the parallax error for the wide angle lens, limited room under the car for me to grab a shot.
Would that be shoddy workmanship or busted rubbers? I think they're original. Got a pic of what they should look like?
Care to divulge more info. It could be that you're right ... but before I go spending again I'd like to be sure otherwise i'll have gone through 3 sets of springs, and maybe another pair of shocks and still not sure of getting it right.
In normal driving it all works well. Turn in and steering feel is pretty good, not as sharp as with lowered stiffer springs but a nice feel, and well controlled. Only the occasional heavy clunk over potholes , 6 months ago it was fine ... but recently it's started a definite clunk which surprises me, shouldn't be upsetting the car (they're not craters).
Another thing I was looking at and don't know if it looks correct ... the springs at the top of the front shocks look as if they're canted at an odd angle . I'm wondering if these top mounts are sided (as in left and right) and if it's possible that these have been installed on the wrong side??
Your rear setup looks a bit wrong to me. From memory, when my rear end was oberhauled, there is one spring cup which sits at the top of the spring. The springpan has a small plastic disc that the bumpstop presses against when the suspension is under load.
Yours looks like it has had a spring cup fitted top and bottom
It does look like that you're right.
....although they're trying to be helpful this isn't helping & there's not enough room to fit 2 of anything in there!! (apart from the small lower pad but then there's nowhere to locate it anyway)
Your rear set up is as it should be other than the top spring coil end should butt up against the rubber but that won't make an ounce of difference in how the car handles etc. My 2 pics below are with 30mm lowering springs(I was experimenting, horrible!) but show the rubber etc, the yellow & red shows on a jack to simulate being on the ground.
Front springs probably look strange in your photo due to your camera lense/angle, the spring looks fine in your 1st picture taken from the side, & yes the top mounts are sided but I doubt they're fitted incorrectly as they have a locating nipple to align them with their mounting bolt holes.
You say everything felt fine 6 months ago so it shouldn't be anything to do with how the suspension is fitted etc but something has worn.
Check your drop links & steering rack arms for play....as you also say you're concerned re the noise rather than just the feel.
If everything is ok then, as I said earlier, try different front shocks. Although you say your Konis were new, 6 months ago, how long had they been on the shelf before you bought them? Unbelievable I know but I heard that apparently they only have a 3 year shelf life!!??
Konis don't last forever even though they cost more....you could have then rebuilt but that normally costs more than new std shocks.
I've had quite a few V6s
....I've currently got at least 6 in stock for sale that I've fitted new front shocks to for exactly that problem. Whenever I've had a GTV/Spider that had a 'crashy' front end I've fitted new shocks & problem solved.....noises though can be many other things.