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2) When I jump up and down on the rear bumper, it should compress the shocks. It doesn't.

3) I remember how it was with stock springs and shocks before I put the Pro-Kit springs on. It had significant body squat with acceleration and braking. Now it has zero. ZERO.
This sounds normal to me. Mine hardly compresses if I push down on the rear. It also really doesn't squat that much with acceleration and braking. I would describe the ride is stiff but not comfortable.

Did you get an alignment after replacing the struts and springs?
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This sounds normal to me. Mine hardly compresses if I push down on the rear. It also really doesn't squat that much with acceleration and braking. I would describe the ride is stiff but not comfortable.

Did you get an alignment after replacing the struts and springs?
Haven't gotten alignment yet, will wait and see if I'm gonna change anything first. But an alignment wouldn't fix anything this drastic, right?


I weigh 230 lbs. When I jump up and down on the bumper of a car with stock or close to stock springs/struts, it moves.

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I would confirm that the shocks you got are the shocks you ordered! Maybe they sent you a ridiculous higher performance set and you inadvertently got the deal of the century...


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