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#1 (permalink) Old 10-16-2009, 04:25 PM
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Uneven Front End

My driver side front is 1/2" higher than passenger side. I did change the coil springs on both sides and its still is uneven. Is this normal? Any ideas?
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I believe ride height should be measured with the car loaded up with weight equal to two people in the front, one in the back and full tank of gas.

Some variation is ok; im not sure that much should be though. I know on e36, up to 10mm difference is allowed.

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1/2" is nothing....you have to have these beasts dead level to measure them properly, as use a spirit level on both cills....and front a rear bumper...which is very hard to accomplish unless your work shop floor is spot on, that's the only way you can do it properly...So I would say the half inch difference is due to the car not being spot level, plus the tyre pressures have to be spot on all four wheels and if one of your rear springs is just slightly more worn than the other this will also put out the measurement as these beasts do twist slightly especially around roundabouts and corners...this can be eliminated to a degree by fitting a strut brace across the front suspension towers, but then you will have to have a full lazer wheel alignment undertaken and tracking..

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btw the proper way to measure is top of the wheel arch to the bottom of the wheel;

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I 2nd ^ that, just to clarify: middle of the arch to the bottom of the outer rim.

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