Bottoming out coilovers?

I don't know if I'm hitting the bottom or my car or bottoming out my coilover. Its maybe a 2-3 inch drop. No matter how slow I go I hear it. 

Update:

I drive over a 2-3 inch drop**

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  • Craig
    Lv 5
    3 months ago
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    A 3 inch drop would be considerable for any car.  There aren't any stock springs that could guarantee to absorb that without bottoming. 

    Still - you should be able to tell the difference between bottoming your suspension and actually scraping the bottom of your car.  The suspension includes rubber stops that will turn a bottoming event into a loud but dull "bump", while actually hitting the underside of the car will result in not only a "thud" but also a "scrape" sound that's pretty unmistakable.  The fact that you have to ask suggests that you are just hearing the suspension limit stops.

  • 3 months ago

    maybe you should get a mechanic to check it out

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