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    Default Lowered on Pro Kits - Uneven Drop in the Rear

    Hey guys - I got a set up Pro Kits earlier this year and am finally getting around to installing them. Fronts will be installed as soon as my endlinks arrive in the mail.

    I went ahead and tried to do the rears in the driveway. Drivers side went smooth measured 26.25" from ground to fender before the drop and sits at 25.75" after the drop.

    The passenger side was a bit more of a struggle. In the process the LCA bushing sheered in half preventing me from dropping the LCA down as I couldn't get the bolt out. Both the nut and bolt ended up stripped so it got a tow to Mazda. Ended up needing a new LCA and endlink as the original was seized to the LCA that was getting replaced. Mazda put on the new LCA, endlink and threw in the Pro Kit spring for me since it was all apart anyways.

    After driving for a week the drivers side is sitting a half inch lower at 25.75" vs 26.25" on the passenger side. I didn't measure the passenger side before the drop but the passenger side after the "drop" is the same as the drivers side before the drop.

    Any thoughts on getting them evened out? Could the new LCA and endlink account for the half inch difference?

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    Default Re: Lowered on Pro Kits - Uneven Drop in the Rear

    Yes.
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    Default Re: Lowered on Pro Kits - Uneven Drop in the Rear

    Quote Originally Posted by SomeGuy View Post
    Yes.
    Can to elaborate on that? Unless the original LCA was bent or something, how would replacing OEM parts with the exact same OEM parts cause a shorter spring to sit at the same height as before?

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    Default Re: Lowered on Pro Kits - Uneven Drop in the Rear

    Worn bushings, fatigue, tolerances.

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