RX7Club.com


Go Back   RX7Club.com > Generation Specific > 2nd Generation Specific (1986-1992)
Register Forgot Password?
Register Photos FAQ Members Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Vendor DirectoryUsed Cars Garage
Welcome to RX7Club.com

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-14-04, 04:00 PM   #1
So close to 12's!!!
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Canada
Posts: 395
Left side of car 1" lower than right side?

I have searched and found it to be a spring problem in the past. But i'm beginning to think it is something else. The driver side back end of my car sits a good 1" lower then the right side. It is driving me insane at the moment. The weird thing is that it has no effect on handling, or tracking of the car at all. Wtf is going on here guys? Springs? Subframe? It would have to be something drastic for it to sit an whole inch lower, correct? I just need a few ideas to toss around while the car is down for the winter.

Thanks guys

PS: The car was in a accident, but was saftied again back in 94.

Ryan
__________________
1987 Mazda RX-7 Turbo II
TurboIIRyan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-04, 04:58 PM   #2
No Life.
 
rs_1101's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: May 2004
Location: OC
Posts: 1,088
Send a message via AIM to rs_1101
stock springs? its pretty standard road lean. most old cars get it. replace springs, and possibly bushings
rs_1101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-04, 05:20 PM   #3
Play Well
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
 
Icemark's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Rohnert Park CA
Posts: 25,898
Send a message via AIM to Icemark
springs and bushings.

You can confirm it is the springs by swapping sides. If the tilt also moves to the other side then the springs are shot.
Icemark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-04, 06:36 PM   #4
Like Ghandi with a gun
 
Kenteth's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Rapid City, SD
Posts: 4,584
Send a message via AIM to Kenteth Send a message via Yahoo to Kenteth
the last owner was a nascar driver, lol...
Kenteth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-04, 08:07 PM   #5
Lets rock.
5 Year Member
 
flamin-roids's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: SLC, Utah
Posts: 1,355
Start dating skinnier women.
flamin-roids is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-04, 08:11 PM   #6
Green Flameless
10 Year Member
 
WonkoTheSane's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (2)

Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Central PA
Posts: 2,242
Send a message via AIM to WonkoTheSane
Quote:
Originally Posted by flamin-roids
Start dating skinnier women.
I think he should start dating heavier women.. assuming he means the left side like the manuals do (drivers side). . he gets a heavier woman, he'll weigh down the right side and everything will be happy..
__________________
My Mazda Stable:
2007 Rx-8:
Phantom Blue Mica... pretty Stock enough, for now.
1991 Miata: BRG/Tan SE. Rescued for $1k.
1987 Tii: The project. It's alive! Muwahahaha
1983 GS: Dad's foray into the rotary world.
WonkoTheSane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-04, 08:17 PM   #7
Like Ghandi with a gun
 
Kenteth's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Rapid City, SD
Posts: 4,584
Send a message via AIM to Kenteth Send a message via Yahoo to Kenteth
couple cinderblocks might work actually...
Kenteth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-04, 08:57 PM   #8
Banned. I got OWNED!!!
 
DerangedHermit's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Knoxville, TN 37916
Posts: 2,040
Send a message via AIM to DerangedHermit Send a message via Yahoo to DerangedHermit
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenteth
couple cinderblocks might work actually...
Might work on slowing your car down...
DerangedHermit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-04, 09:56 PM   #9
So close to 12's!!!
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Canada
Posts: 395
thanks for the responses guys. Some helped...some...well...yeah.
TurboIIRyan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-04, 10:04 PM   #10
Like Ghandi with a gun
 
Kenteth's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Rapid City, SD
Posts: 4,584
Send a message via AIM to Kenteth Send a message via Yahoo to Kenteth
lol... "damn evil forum."

Seriously though the cinderblocks could work.

*shrug* no, its just one of the springs/struts is sagging more than the other side. More than likely anyhow.

Ermm... you do have 4 of the same tires all the way around right? Same Tire PSI? -- just thought I'd cover all possibilities.
Kenteth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-04, 10:10 PM   #11
Exhaust Leak
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: san jose, ca
Posts: 18
Im having the same problem on my 91 NA. It has Intrax springs and KYB gas adjusts. The passenger side of my car sits approx. 1 inch higher than the driver side....
pr0ject7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-04, 10:14 PM   #12
REINCARNATED
 
Relisys190's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Florida : Sun, Fun, Women, Beach, Football, Cars, Bars, Bongs, Thongs....
Posts: 1,096
As someone mentioned earlier, it's pretty standard lean.

I had noticed a similar problem on my FC but it quickly wen't away after new struts, springs and bushings on all four corners..

-Markus R
__________________
Stockport S4 13B N/A
S5 Intake Manifolds
Microtech LT-8 [173 rwhp]

http://www.teamfc3s.org/forum/member...hp?img_id=7340
"...Going around a corner |sideways| at 8000
rpms in 2nd gear is the only way" --Markus R.
Relisys190 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-09, 10:44 PM   #13
spending too much money..
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
 
hondahater's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (2)

Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: louisiana
Posts: 10,117
Send a message via AIM to hondahater
I'm having the same problem. I just changed out my shocks and springs and I'm still having the issue. All my shocks and springs were toast (original) but even after I changed out to brand new tokico shocks and tanabe springs I still get the slant. Any Ideas?
__________________
RON PAUL 2008!
http://www.ronpaul2008.com/
hondahater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-09, 02:18 AM   #14
I <3 my Honda
10 Year Member
 
KompressorLOgic's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (6)

Join Date: May 2004
Location: Renton, WA
Posts: 3,408
Send a message via AIM to KompressorLOgic Send a message via Yahoo to KompressorLOgic
hmm my fc with tein stech springs and stock blown shocks sits noticiably lower on the driver side as well
__________________
The Fleet
93 Touring, PFC, 3" RB exhaust
86 sport/Turbo SP, rtek 2.1,1200x720, FMIC, IHI RHC7,RB 3" exhaust
04 Rx-8 NG GT,BHR ignition kit, "Daily" soon to come greddy turbo kit
10 Audi A4 -Rotary Support vehicle
KompressorLOgic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-09, 02:42 AM   #15
Exhaust Leak
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 33
If you have adjustable suspension, have you adjusted it recently?
__________________
'87 FC
Keboh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-09, 03:00 AM   #16
has more skills than you
5 Year Member
 
sen2two's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (10)

Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florida, Orlando
Posts: 2,975
its called "The Gangsta Lean", and all true G's have them.
__________________
what I have:
1985 Gs: 12a All Motor Drag car - 1973 Rx2: Play car - 2006 Shinka Rx8
What I had:
93 Touring: TRADED - 91 Coupe: TRADED - 90 GTU: RHD Conversion - 88 10AE: SOLD - 87 Base: SOLD - 86 Base: SOLD - 1985 GSLSE: Junked - 85 Gsl: SOLD - 80 Gs: TRADED - 1972 Rx2 SOLD
sen2two is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-09, 04:02 AM   #17
***HOMSUPP***
 
AsianImage's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: LA
Posts: 524
Send a message via AIM to AsianImage
I know this is in the 2nd gen sec but my 1st gen is like .5 to 3/4 an inch lower on the driver side too. New springs and shocks...but no new bushings. I also just did wheels and tires all the same...maybe I need bushings? It is not too drastic, but enough that I know it is there.

Pass side I can stick a finger in. Drive side finger does not fit at all....
__________________
1985 GSL-SE

"Wait til I get my money right...Then you can't tell me nothing right?"

"Anybody tells you money is the root of all evil, doesn't f*cking have it..."
AsianImage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-09, 08:31 AM   #18
spending too much money..
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
 
hondahater's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (2)

Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: louisiana
Posts: 10,117
Send a message via AIM to hondahater
Yeah same here. New shocks and springs and tires but not new bushings (they looked fine) . Anyways I know it's a cool gangsta lean but I'm a cracker so I don't get to be cool like the gangstas

Edit: oh the shocks are non-adjustable tokico blues.
__________________
RON PAUL 2008!
http://www.ronpaul2008.com/

Last edited by hondahater; 12-22-09 at 08:36 AM.
hondahater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-09, 10:09 AM   #19
Tear you apart
10 Year Member
 
Jager's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (10)

Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Bemidji Minnesota
Posts: 5,443
Send a message via AIM to Jager Send a message via MSN to Jager
Quote:
Originally Posted by sen2two View Post
its called "The Gangsta Lean", and all true G's have them.
__________________
1986 Mazda RX-7 GXL: 55K original miles. Perfect shape.
1984 Mazda RX-7 GS - For sale!
1984 Mazda RX-7 GSL - Sold
1988 Mazda RX-7 SE - LS1-T56, 402HP, bolt ons, big cam! Sold
Jager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-09, 11:25 AM   #20
Insane Burnout
5 Year Member
 
coolmike711's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (7)

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Illinois
Posts: 327
What bushings are we talking about?
coolmike711 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-09, 03:50 PM   #21
spending too much money..
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
 
hondahater's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (2)

Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: louisiana
Posts: 10,117
Send a message via AIM to hondahater
I'm guessing the bushings that are on the stock shocks (not sure what they are called) but there are 1 to 2 on each shock when you pull them off. So I just put the same ones back on. They didn't look warn out or dry rotted.
__________________
RON PAUL 2008!
http://www.ronpaul2008.com/
hondahater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-09, 01:32 AM   #22
Rotorite
 
chis57's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: joppa
Posts: 92
this is gonna sound a bit crazy and correct me if this isnt true but my car sags only when the handbrake is on so the other day i had my car on jack stands checking some things and i noticed i could spin my one tire with the handbrake on and my car sags to the side where the hand brake works so check the hight wiht the hand brake on and off that my .02
__________________
88 GXL daily driven 237,xxx miles and as far as i know no rebuild!!! SOLD


S5 GTU parts car SOLD

1996 miata: the new love
chis57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-09, 02:00 PM   #23
Top Down, Boost Up
 
RotaryRocket88's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (7)

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 8,716
^ The handbrake runs to both rear calipers. You're right, that does sound crazy.

My guess for the height difference would be the one thing that didn't get replaced: the bushings/mounts. Like what's shown in this thread: RB Strut Mount Comparison to Stock Mounts.
__________________
1988 Turbo Convertible: S4 13BT, T04b V-trim hybrid - 297 whp @ 15 psi
2011 Sonata SE Turbo: 233 whp @ 17 psi

RotaryRocket88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-09, 02:00 PM
RX7Club
Mazda RX7




Paid Advertisement


 
 
 
Reply

Tags
2001, 2004, 4runner, car, chevy, drag, jetta, left, lower, onw, other, race, shackled, side, silverado

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Coil Over reading for street car and why it isn't worth it... 1987RX7guy Suspension/Wheels/Tires/Brakes 48 02-08-04 03:01 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:35 PM.
All content Copyright 2007 by Internet Brands, Inc.

Contacts

SEO by vBSEO ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.