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Old 09-21-2004, 10:34 AM
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Is it common on EG to have the driverside be higher than the passenger side. I seem to notice more of a gap near the front tire well on the driver side. Is it common? What can I do to fix? I tried adjusting the coilovers but still have the same problem. Could it be a bent frame maybe?
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Had the same problem with my 99 hatch. The front passenger side was sitting about an inch higher than the front driver side. I swapped out for lowering springs and new struts and still had the same problem. Swapped out again for new coilovers and struts and still had the problem. Swapped back my lowering springs and took it in for an alignment and still the same problem. The alignment guy said it could be a bent frame. Well 3 days later the front passenger side seemed to have dropped so it's just about level with the front driver side. I still have no idea what was wrong. Both of my friends' eg hatches have the same problem too.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by eg u y &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> the driverside be higher than the passenger side. I seem to notice more of a gap near the front tire well on the driver side. </TD></TR></TABLE>

The driverside should be lower than the passenger, and the rear will be lower than the front.

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Is that why it tends to rub on the front passenger side, if you're lowered?? I'm havin issues w/suspension and rubbing on that side.
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Old 09-21-2004, 12:09 PM
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Some of your suspension parts may be out of whack. The cases that I usually hear of about sagging is the driver sagging more than the passenger side, which makes sense because the driver side always has someone sitting in it. If you have some really good quality springs or coilovers.. it shouldn't sag tho. Maybe you have a defective spring on the passenger side coilover.

What's your suspension set-up anyway?
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Old 09-21-2004, 12:11 PM
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by EX_AutoXer &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The driverside should be lower than the passenger, and the rear will be lower than the front.</TD></TR></TABLE>

You sure? The *** of my car has always been significantly higher than the front.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by stock99 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Is that why it tends to rub on the front passenger side, if you're lowered?? I'm havin issues w/suspension and rubbing on that side.</TD></TR></TABLE>

What size rim/tire combo are you running? If you're running something like a 205 or wider tire.. you may experience some rubbing from lock-to-lock.
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I'm running the Koni RSK suspension kit w/15" GSRs. It really shouldn't be a prob. The tire size is 195 I believe.
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Old 09-21-2004, 12:35 PM
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stock struts w/ ground control coilovers. The tires are 14' steelies. I adjusted the coilovers so that the driver side front would sit lower than the passenger, but nothing changed.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by eg u y &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">stock struts w/ ground control coilovers. The tires are 14' steelies. I adjusted the coilovers so that the driver side front would sit lower than the passenger, but nothing changed.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Let the spring settle down and it'll drop. If you set only that side lower on the coilover then your alignment is gonna be wack.
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set up was installed over a year ago....just recently noticed. Can it be due to lower control arm?
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