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Old 08-08-2012, 01:25 PM   #1
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Why do my coilovers change height?

I need some ideas why my rear coilovers change height by 1/4 to 1/2 inch depending on where I'm parked. In my driveway the passenger side is generally a bit higher than the drivers side. In the street the drivers side is a bit higher. In my work parking lot they're about even. Both collars on the rear are at max low so I know they're set the same...

Ideas? Could something be binding under there?


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Old 08-08-2012, 02:31 PM   #2
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The surfaces you're parking on aren't all the same.

There is a crown in the road so the passenger side of the car will sit lower, and the surfaces in your driveway and work aren't meant to be flat as they need to shed water as well.

This doesn't sound like anything wrong to me.
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what nickgt40 said. it's really odd how that works but it's happened to me alot and i'm not on coilovers. it's mostly on driveways. one minute i have a normal drop then the next thing i know my wheel is hiding under my car.
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I drove to the mall and parked it on level ground and the passenger side is very slightly higher, like 1/4 inch, bu that's it. Wonder if it's just my driveway...
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If it passes a visual then you're good, if it does bug you then adjust it the passenger side down a bit.
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If it passes a visual then you're good, if it does bug you then adjust it the passenger side down a bit.
they're both at max low...
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So then remove your adjusters, yo!
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Because reverse rake = 10x worse than regular rake. FTL.

I'm happy with it now. Perhaps next year I'll downsize to some 18's with some tires with some nice sidewall...then maybe I'll take out the perches...
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Maybe its ur fronts that is off getting the car to lean? If the fronts are not even they will throw off the rear even if the rears are fully locked low
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fronts are essentially even, within 1/4 inch
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