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suspension experts step in. Rear shock install question

When I installed the Bilstein shocks on the rear of my car yesterday I noticed that the FSM instructions say to have the end of the spring coil oriented to the rear on the passenger side and front on the drivers side. However, the factory had mine oriented both to the front. Does it really matter? I installed mine in the same orientation that was on the car originally. The lower spring support clears the lower control arm so there's no problem with fitment. Just curious if it made any difference in performance.

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Drives better than ever now. So my seat of the pants observation is that the car isn't any stiffer, just more firm. The bumps feel about the same but the suspension is more solid and less jittery, if that makes sense? Anyway, I recommend these shocks to anyone who isn't looking for the "Lexus" or "Cadillac" floating car ride. Certainly not a stiff race car feel, that is for sure.

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