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Old 06-30-2020, 06:40 PM   #1
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Default Ride height difference, TABs?

Recently measured my ride height on a 92 240 sedan, using top of the wheel's center cap to the fender/wheel arch directly above it. I got roughly a .5in difference between driver and passenger side (~14.1 and ~14.55) respectively. I'm guessing this is not a passable difference, and I have either an old shock, saggy spring, or a shot TAB?
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Old 06-30-2020, 06:47 PM   #2
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Tab could displace you 1/4" to 1/2", but you'd probably hear clunking if it was that bad
Shock will have negligible impact, maybe 1/16"

Your suspension is probably just reflecting the effect of a constant 100-300 lb load on the drivers side of the car over the course of 28 years

just grab some twist-in spring spacers from autozone and re-level the suspension, assuming there're no suspension clunks

https://www.autozone.com/suspension-...00000043780898

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Old 06-30-2020, 07:42 PM   #3
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Tab could displace you 1/4" to 1/2", but you'd probably hear clunking if it was that bad
Shock will have negligible impact, maybe 1/16"

Your suspension is probably just reflecting the effect of a constant 100-300 lb load on the drivers side of the car over the course of 28 years

just grab some twist-in spring spacers from autozone and re-level the suspension, assuming there're no suspension clunks

https://www.autozone.com/suspension-...00000043780898

There is a clunk that I'm trying to find, but I'm pretty sure it's not on that side. I'm lowering it soon, so doing shocks/sturct and springs. I'm gonna do a full bolt and bushing check then
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Old 07-01-2020, 05:16 AM   #4
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I fought with this for a while, until i did the beater cars suspension. I found out that the front top perches are different. Left front perch compensates for the heavy lead-acid battery by ~8mm. On brownie i mismatched the perches, and i needed to cut two complete coils from the right front, instead of the 1.5 at front left. Now that i threw in new shocks, swapped perches, cut another 0.5 from front left it has only a tiny bit height difference, about 5mm.
I think my fullsize Hydra spare with a few tools near it wont help with making it sit dead level.
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=353163
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Old 07-01-2020, 01:58 PM   #5
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I fought with this for a while, until i did the beater cars suspension. I found out that the front top perches are different. Left front perch compensates for the heavy lead-acid battery by ~8mm. On brownie i mismatched the perches, and i needed to cut two complete coils from the right front, instead of the 1.5 at front left. Now that i threw in new shocks, swapped perches, cut another 0.5 from front left it has only a tiny bit height difference, about 5mm.
I think my fullsize Hydra spare with a few tools near it wont help with making it sit dead level.
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=353163

Interesting, didn't know that. Thanks
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