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Old 11-28-2012, 11:43 AM   #11
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Bilstein mono tube shocks have very high internal gas pressures which will "commonly" raise a car at rest (and unloaded) about a half an inch. My Miata looks like a 4x4 when parked but as soon as I sit in it, it comes back down to normal ride height. Bilstein owners accept this trait knowing that the performance improvements far outweigh the temporary visual issues.
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