How long for springs to settle?

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  1. 1994gt

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    1994 gt convertible. Bought cheapo JDM 1 1/2" lowering springs front and rear. Rent got new struts and ball joints while I was in there as well. Front lowered the 1 1/2" but the rear only lowered 1/2". I'm assuming it's because the rear doesn't have the weight that the front does?? How long before the rear starts to settle?
     
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    did you make sure both pig tails in the rear were pointing towards the drivers side when installed?
     
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    Yes sir. Installed just like the factory ones. Both pointed towards drivers side.
     
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    It won't settle enough to make up that much of a difference. Take out the isolators from the rear if you haven't already.
     
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    How mush will that gain me and will make the springs rattle?
     
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    It may give you 1/4-1/2 an inch IIRC. I've never heard a peep out of my springs with no isolators.
     
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    Should I cut a half a coil off of these as well or will that hurt it?
     
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    I'd remove the isolators and drive it a few times and then decide. But no, cutting 1/2 a coil won't hurt anything at all.
     
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    Thanks for the help bud!