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Old 04-23-05, 06:21 PM
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FC ride height problem

Hello. I installed my GC strut sleeves, Koni Racing inserts, AWR roll center blocks, and a set of 6" springs on my FC. I have good clearance between the tire/frame on the driver's side, but the passenger's side tire is about an inch closer to the frame(way too close).

Anyone have any guesses why my car is 1" lower on the passenger's side? The springs are seated on both sides and nothing (as far as I can see) is binding/blocking either suspension arm. In addition, both strut sleeves have the strut mount bolts in the same spots and the threaded perch mounts are the same height on each strut sleeve.

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Old 04-23-05, 07:07 PM
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has the car been in an accident before?

Have you swapped the components from side to side? This will isolate the problem to the car or to the new suspension pieces
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Old 04-23-05, 07:49 PM
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I don't know the history of the car, but some of the inner front quarter panels are crinkled leading me to believe there was an accident somewhere in its history. But a whole inch off? I don't see any deformation on the strut tower or the frame rail, though it would make sense as a collision could push the strut tower up.

I currently have a one inch spacer on the short side to even things out and I'll be able to adjust for any camber differences with the camber plates. My big question- is this even worth worrying about or repairing considering that I can compensate for the car's asymmetry??

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If it were my car, I would take it to a frame shop and have it placed on the rack and measured. Should cost more than $300
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