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Old 06-19-2013, 04:38 PM   #1
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Raising Ride Height and Alignment

I have pedders coilovers installed and am planning to raise the rear ride height from the current height of 646mm to 660mm. I'm not happy with the rear of the car sitting lower than the front. I realize that the rear end bushings should be re-timed and I should get it realigned but I can't get to the alignment shop for a few days. The question is can I drive the car for a few days and not be too worried about excessive wear on the tires and bushings, after all I'm only raising the back end 14mm?

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Old 06-19-2013, 04:39 PM   #2
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You will be just fine to roll around for a few days.

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Old 06-19-2013, 04:47 PM   #3
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Unless you plan to drive a thousand miles a day... ;-) you'll be fine
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:15 PM   #4
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Running level ride heights help keep a 5th Gen composed and balanced.



The front wheel arch is taller than the rear wheel arch. That is why level ride heights can appear to have the rear lower than the front. When you raise the rear ride height negative camber is reduced and the toe moves in. You won't notice any additional wear in a few days of local driving.
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:01 PM   #5
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Have you jacked the rear up yet? If so do you have any pictures? I'm old school. Lets jack that rear end up.
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