Spring Suspention Issue What do I Do? Plz help me.

Tiny
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  • 1995 ACURA INTEGRA
  • 2.2L
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 189,000 MILES
Hi I just replaced my springs with a coil over kit in an effort to raise my car a bit. But after putting them over my suspention rods my car is too high and no matter how I set the springs to raise them the car wont raise or lower. To make matters worse I took it for a test drive and dear lord it feels like I just got off MontezumasRevenge. Im so rattled I can feel my bones aching. I am afraid to drive it and dont know what to do to fix my suspention plz help. By the way the suspention worked fine before I put the coilovers on but my car was just to low to the ground but I got a whole notger beast to deal with the bumps and dobt want to riun my car with no suspention working. Here is a pic too!
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Monday, June 30th, 2014 AT 9:30 PM

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Tiny
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Lower the item with the long arrow to where the short arrow shows. Then get it aligned. Or the alignment shop can set the height when they align it.
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Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 AT 6:21 AM
Tiny
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I did as you told me the coil over is set to thr bottom. But the car is still setting all the way up. The spring aren't even touching the top of the strut. I think the struts might be bad. Because the car wont lower its as if I have no springs in at all. Just woke up but im thinking about putting the lowering springs bacj on so that its drivable temporarily until I can get struts. I actually bought the coilovers to raise the car a few inches cuz it was sitting too low. But after removing the springs im thinking they were the only thing holding the car up as they were much bigger then the coilovers. Plus they were tightly compressed into the struts before I removed them.

The good news is I have camber kits on now so I can minimize the wear on my tires. I had literally blown 3 tires in a 3 month period. And all 4 are showing metal on inside near sidewall cuz camber was so bad lol.
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Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 AT 7:16 AM
Tiny
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I guess its safe to say I have close to zero compression from my struts. I think when I take them off before I put old springs on I am going to try and max compress the struts if I can figure that out to test them.
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Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 AT 7:21 AM
Tiny
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When you replace the struts buy stock springs as well. Coil overs are really meant of performance as well as heavier loads. Probably your springs were/are bad is why it was sitting low anyhow the struts aborb shock and are used for alignment things.
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Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 AT 7:50 AM
Tiny
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Thanks your awesome as is this website. When I get money ill come back and donate and prob have a few questions this is my baby btw this is the height before I bought the coilovers. Peace
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Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 AT 9:39 AM

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