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mcericmc
post Jun 14 2019, 01:03 PM
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My rear wheels aren't perpendicular to the ground. It looks as thought the springs have too much load on them and the tops of the tires are leaning into the wheel wells a little. I just put new 100# springs on the struts to correct the problem and it didn't work. Any suggestions?
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post Jun 14 2019, 06:53 PM
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I forgot to mention that the Bilstein shocks are set on the furthest groove from the bottom with the C-clip for max ride height.
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post Jun 19 2019, 08:34 AM
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if you are not showing three inches of tire between the wheel and the fender lip with the bilsteins six up from the bottom, you need new springs, so since you have the clip at the highest you definitely need new springs THEN an alignment

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I forgot to mention that the Bilstein shocks are set on the furthest groove from the bottom with the C-clip for max ride height.
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post Jun 21 2019, 09:32 PM
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if you are not showing three inches of tire between the wheel and the fender lip with the bilsteins six up from the bottom, you need new springs, so since you have the clip at the highest you definitely need new springs THEN an alignment

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I forgot to mention that the Bilstein shocks are set on the furthest groove from the bottom with the C-clip for max ride height.




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post Jul 8 2019, 04:16 PM
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George,

Are you saying “optimal ride height” is with a 15” wheel, approximately 3” from the bead to the fender lip? The reason I ask is the previous owner of my car installed 100lb rear springs with new Sachs shocks, I feel the car is too low.

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Daniel Jones
Harpswell, ME
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post Jul 11 2019, 09:29 AM
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100 lb do lower the car with the standard shocks.

If you take a tape and measure from the wheel lip to the bottom of the fender lip, three inches of tire should be showing. If not the car is lower than factory height and will ride rougher, but probably handle better if the front is lowered to the same height

open the door and put a level on the door sill: On a flat surface, the level should be dead even


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George,

Are you saying “optimal ride height” is with a 15” wheel, approximately 3” from the bead to the fender lip? The reason I ask is the previous owner of my car installed 100lb rear springs with new Sachs shocks, I feel the car is too low.

Thanks,

Daniel Jones
Harpswell, ME

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post Jul 18 2019, 08:46 AM
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picture is worth 1000 words.... this one looks level. You think that is 3"

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