I have a 1995 Acura legend and it was a project car to replace all suspension parts, bushings etc. basically I started with the rear suspension, replaced everything there including struts and bushings and then moved to the front. Due to complications it took us nearly 2 years to complete the front suspension, in which the rears were on jack stands to hold the pressure off the struts. Now (after an alignment) the rears are like 4 inches lower than the front which have oem springs, and there isn’t body roll left and right, the whole rear bounces from left to right after a bump is hit. The control arms and tie rods were also replaced so they couldn’t be bent, so what’s the problem?

  • If your rear is 4 inches lower than the front then you have a serious problem somewhere, either the components used are wrong or something is drastically wrong with the setup.
    – GdD
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 13:39
  • I'm wondering if you didn't put spacers or pockets in the rear suspension? Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 17:47
  • I mean unless there was spacers oem I didn’t put any, just reorder oem shocks and put them on... I couldn’t see if it had spacers before because it had some aftermarket coil overs on it before I started the project Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 18:12

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The rear suspension fixings should only be finally tightened when the weight was on the wheels...

If you tightened them with the suspension fully extended then you « pre-load » all the bushes causing a different suspension response.

You could try releasing the bolts - wobbling the car side to side and then retightening the bolts / nuts.

  • Would that fix the problem of the car being too low you think? Or once the springs are compressed (if they are) it’s impossible to reverse that? Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 13:28
  • If you allow the bushes to re-set then see, because as others point out there may be other issues...
    – Solar Mike
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 13:43
  • Alright I’ll check up the whole suspension later today so I don’t kill myself lol, thank you for the help! Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 14:29

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