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Old 08-04-2006, 08:22 PM   #1
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my front wheels have a bigger gap between them and the wheel wells than the back ones.... is there anything i can do? i dont like how it looks.. it handles like a dream but i dont like the height.. i do have kyb agx 4 position adjustible struts.. the setting is on 2.. is there a different setting to change this??
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:33 PM   #2
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do you have lowering springs? that will help out the look if you dont like how big the gap is.
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Yea it need to be lower a little bit more. At least 1.5" lower.
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:34 PM   #4
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do you have lowering springs? that will help out the look if you dont like how big the gap is.
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:36 PM   #5
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its already lowered in the front and in the rear!
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Theres a huge gap in the front compared to the rear. Maybe cut the springs a lil more. I take out the adjustable struts and run springs.
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whoa... are you serious? you sure aboutthat? those gaps seem pretty large for it to be lowered... are you running some 12 inch rims or something???
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rims are 18's and the car has springs and struts... mabe my gas struts are on the wrong setting?
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im shure its lowered i put the springs in myself
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:59 PM   #10
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the shocks and struts shouldnt really affect your height its more about how it takes bumps turning etc. Your car doesnt look that high in your sig but that other pic looks like alot of room between your tires and wheel well... hmmm not exactly sure why the gap is like that, are the lowering spring both the same brand and lowering height? I.E. 1", 1.5" etc?
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heh i wonder what your car would look like with 16 inch rims and stock springs if the gap is like that after larger wheels and lowered....
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Old 08-05-2006, 02:30 AM   #12
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what brand lowering springs did you install?
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Old 08-05-2006, 02:35 AM   #13
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I'd double check the front springs are seated correctly, and if u want to drop it more in the front you could always take out one or both of the spring isolators.
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Old 08-05-2006, 03:30 AM   #14
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Try getting a not so low profile tire and should solve your problems....I agree with you it looks like you have a stance like a truck or suv.
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Old 08-05-2006, 09:51 AM   #15
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Here is how mine sits with Eibachs.

I also think you may have the spring not perched the same as the original.


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make for sure the car is setting on level ground and check your tire pressure


and do your new frount strutts have adjustable spring bases(like coil over shocks)

springs might be in upside down
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Old 08-05-2006, 10:53 AM   #17
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take the dead body out of the trunk...
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Old 08-05-2006, 10:56 AM   #18
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also if your springs are brand new they take awhile to break in all my cars that i install lowering kits they take a month or 2 sometimes more to break in to be as low as there supposed to
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the problem is your roll cage... the kit was designed to sit the car level as stock... but you have alot of extra weight in the back and its sagging the rear
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you guys have some really good points.. i went to the garage and pulled the body out of the trunk.... it didnt help much.. but the weight of the cage may be a factor.... i dont think there in upside down, wasnt 1 side flat? and the other side the bottom, has an end to it where it sits in the a-arm?
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