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Front gap between wheel and body too high?? (archive)

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Posted by Nishi on April 07, 2001 at 01:05:24:

In Reply to: Front gap between wheel and body too high?? posted by paul on April 06, 2001 at 22:54:44:

According to Bentley:The proper ride height for the front suspension is measured from the center of the wheel arch to the bottom lip of the wheel in the normal loaded position. Normal loaded position is 150 lb in each front seat, 150 lb in the center of the rear seat, 46 lb in trunk, and full tank of fuel. With 15 inch stock wheels the measurement should be 23 1/8" with standard suspension. BTW, rear height is measured with same normal load and should be 20.55" +\-0.4" with 15 in wheels and 21.65" +\-0.4" with 17" wheels.


Anyone have any idea how much should the gap between the tyres and the body?? Mine is a staggering 3" original! Is this normal?? The real is almost no gap, the wheels spacing almost lined up with the body... Any idea?

What about lowering the front? Anyone have done it before?

Thanks.

Paul
750iL 88





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