2.5" of preload on the front struts is incredibly excessive.
It took me 10 minutes to get into my driveway.
Rear ride height
Front ride height.
Driving back from the university and the front of my car started bouncing with the undulations in the road due to ~700lbs of tension on the springs from my 2.5" of preload. Despite changing speed considerably it built up to the point of actually leaving the ground.
yeah... gonna re-do this system. Go with a limit-strap style with maybe a half inch of preload, and not attach it to parts that turn with the steering.
This post has been another episode of "doing stupid shit to my car so you don't have to" brought to you by Jake, Buick, and whatever parts he and his friends happen to have lying around