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Old 05-14-2002, 18:47   #1 (permalink)
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Gettin car sitting level

OK I've measured various parts of the car and don't know how much the ass has to go down to get it LOOKING more level. This post may get very boring too. By the way it's for a wagon

The grey strip that runs the length of the car is slightly angled up towards the back, 20mm higher at the back than the front. The height from the bottom of the grey strip on the side of the car at the front is 495mm and the back is 560mm. The distance from the bottom of the car to the ground at the front is 200mm and 230mm at the back. Then we put a plank of wood over the wheels at the height where the grey strip would continue and the distance from the top of the plank to the top of the wheel arch at the front was 120mm and the back was 80mm. The distance between the wheel arch and tyre is 65mm at the front and 115mm at the back.

Now this bit may get confusing, I reckon if we take the 20mm difference of the grey strip away from the height at the back, then subtracted the height at the front from it, it would give us the height we should lower it to get it looking level, which is 45mm. That would work if people were looking at the strip, but I reckon if they were looking at the bottom of the car it would look like the ass is lower. So then the difference to front and back is 30mm, But that might not be enough to get it looking right between the wheel arch and top of the tyre. The difference between the back one and front one is 50mm.

I've got no idea of which one to go off, I suggested 35mm cos that's a common size to buy the shit we are using to lower it with. If anyone has got their car looking level or at least a bit more level looking than standard can you please tell me what part of the car you used or look at for it to sit level, Sorry for boring all yaz

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Old 05-14-2002, 20:12   #2 (permalink)
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lower?

Just have the same amount of space from the wheel to the guard and it should look sweet. I had to lower the back of my car more that i already had cause it was pissing me off so much.
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Re: lower?

Off the shelf springs are likely to be +/- 5mm or more anyway, no matter what they are sold as. It'll take a bit of trial and error.
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Re: lower?

Oh, and don't forget fuel load. How much in the tank when you broke out the tape measure. 60l of fuel makes a bit of difference when it's behing the back axle. Do you want it sitting level when it full or when it's empty?
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Damn I didnt think of fuel load, I must of measured mine when the tank was pretty full and when Luke's was fairly empty cos there was a big difference between our measurements, the difference in mine from front to back was 53mm and his was 65mm. Back to the drawing board then

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K0NI ADJUSTABLES

My shocks are so hard, that it barely moves up or down with full or empty
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Re: K0NI ADJUSTABLES

i've lowered my wagen its 2" at the rear and 1" at the front i think that it looks sweet, if u look in the other ea pics its in there. i just have lowering blocks in the rear which i got from pedders and pedders lowerign springs up front..
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Re: K0NI ADJUSTABLES

Well that made it easy to decide how much to lower the ass then. 1"/50mm

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Have a look at this wagon,
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That's exactly like how I want my ass to look like!! How do I get it exactly like that!

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