My back end is 20mm higher than my front end!

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by ric » Sun Mar 21, 2004 7:24 pm

Does anyone else have this problem? I have lowered my 16v, m-reg Ecotec calibra 40mm all round and wondered if cutting a bit off the rear springs would be a good idea? Perhaps i need some different rear springs. Any help would be very much appreciated.

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by Mark1 » Sun Mar 21, 2004 7:41 pm

It will come down, how long have they been on? you will need to drive it for abit. Please don't cut springs or they will never seat properly
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by ric » Sun Mar 21, 2004 7:55 pm

They have been on for 5 months now. The back end was 20mm higher than the front when it was standard though.
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by Smurf » Sun Mar 21, 2004 8:02 pm

I think everyone's back is higher, both of my Calibra's have been.

As I haven't had a car lowered before I can't comment on how to get round it; but I think a few people have lowered a bit more at the back than the front.
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by SteveU » Sun Mar 21, 2004 9:19 pm

This problem is due to the standard shocks (don't know why but it is). If you put lowered and uprated shocks on all round it will level the height out.
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off the clock/your top 16v speed?

by ecosseM » Tue Mar 23, 2004 4:36 pm

i had similar prob with mine when i fitted rear dial bushies. i contacted regal and ordered 2 rear springs to what i wanted, now car sits great. aprox £90 for then tho, worth it when when your happy with how car sits
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by ric » Tue Mar 23, 2004 4:40 pm

Excellent, i might give them a call soon. Thanx
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by GAZA62 » Tue Mar 23, 2004 6:42 pm

RIC this is the natural stance of the car as with a lot of modern cars something to do with drag eficency i think as the new big Citroen lowers its front end when you hit a certain speed on the motorway to save fuel.

I had mine lowered 35mm at COURTENAY with new shocks and springs and it still sits higher at the rear(see pic) even after a few years was thinking about dropping the back a bit more but worried may upset the handeling plus i use the car to go away in the summer and put a lot in the boot so could cause rubbing probs.

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by GAZA62 » Tue Mar 23, 2004 6:44 pm

RIC this is the natural stance of the car as with a lot of modern cars something to do with drag eficency i think as the new big Citroen lowers its front end when you hit a certain speed on the motorway to save fuel.

I had mine lowered 35mm at COURTENAY with new shocks and springs and it still sits higher at the rear(see pic) even after a few years was thinking about dropping the back a bit more but worried may upset the handeling plus i use the car to go away in the summer and put a lot in the boot so could cause rubbing probs.

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by ric » Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:12 pm

Cheers Gaz, bloody nice wheels mate! what are they?
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by GAZA62 » Wed Mar 24, 2004 7:16 pm

CHEERS RIC they are INTRA P LINES [img]/biggrin.gif[/img]
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by DAN » Wed Mar 24, 2004 10:31 pm

put some -60mm springs on the back, that will sit it down nicely [img]/smile.gif[/img]

Have a look at my gallery pics of my old SE4. -60mm all round
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by calibra2zero » Wed Mar 31, 2004 3:46 am

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mine sits fine [img]/smile.gif[/img] 40mil all round i think, only had the car 2 days!
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