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Old 12-12-2008, 09:43 PM   #1
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Default got new tires put on....now I have a saggy rear on the wagon

So I got new Hankook Ventus put on yesterday(225/50/16). After returning home from the shop, I now notice my car doesnt sit level. I measured the gap from the outer lip of the wheel well/fender in the front and the back. The front has a gap of 2.75", and the rear at about 1.5-1.75." Basically I can stick a sideways fist in between the tire and outer wheel well lip in the front, but cant in the rear. Now I know there is the little rubber piece on the rear but it's only about 3/8" thick. Also, no, I dont have anything in the hatch or backseat that would be weighing down the back.

It could be totally unrelated, but I just found it weird that it was fine prior to new tires, and I noticed it instantly after the new tires. Are wagons prone to a saggy rear and I just didnt notice it until now?


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Old 12-12-2008, 10:02 PM   #2
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:29 PM   #3
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you mean that's normal? if so, why does it seem so much more noticeable now?
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:59 PM   #4
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because you're staring at your tires.
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:19 PM   #5
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look at the rear swaybar and see if it looks normal
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Old 12-13-2008, 12:30 AM   #6
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because you're staring at your tires.
not really. I didnt just sit and stare at them for an hour just so I could find something wrong. I instantly noticed it.

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Old 12-13-2008, 12:32 AM   #7
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look at the rear swaybar and see if it looks normal
hmmm...I was up under there day before yesterday because I was gonna install my rear endlinks(didnt get to though....gonna install them tomorrow) and everything looked normal. I dont know why it wouldnt be now, but I'll check it out tomorrow.
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:39 AM   #8
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Our cars have a lot more wheel gap in the front than in the rear, it is normal when our cars set level.

Just getting new tires can't change your ride height.
Unless you got smaller tires put on in the rear, tires can NOT drop the rear of the car.

You've either just noticed it, or something else mechanical is wrong. Are you still on stock springs/struts?
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:52 AM   #9
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Prodrive springs fix the saggy butt...i know a couple others as well, but i have Prodrive and dig 'em
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:11 AM   #10
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Our cars have a lot more wheel gap in the front than in the rear, it is normal when our cars set level.

Just getting new tires can't change your ride height.
Unless you got smaller tires put on in the rear, tires can NOT drop the rear of the car.

You've either just noticed it, or something else mechanical is wrong. Are you still on stock springs/struts?
Yeah I felt like a moron posting this because I mean I "knew" that tires couldnt do that, just seemed weird that I noticed it immediately afterward. but yeah tires are all the same...I checked. It seems like Ive noticed(but just barely) a bit more wheel gap up front, but it was so miniscule, that you really had to stare at it a while to notice it. But not it just seems so much more pronouced. To answer, your question, yeah I'm still on stock springs and struts.
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:12 AM   #11
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Prodrive springs fix the saggy butt...i know a couple others as well, but i have Prodrive and dig 'em

Ive been thinking about doing springs...I'll keep on eye out on the classifieds to see if any come up for a wagon.
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:13 AM   #12
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Oh forgot to mention, I checked the RSB this morning. Everything is like it should be.
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Oh forgot to mention, I checked the RSB this morning. Everything is like it should be.
putting new tires on the car shouldnt DO anything to the rake of the car

you haev some sort of other issue or you need new glasses or a shrink
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:02 PM   #14
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putting new tires on the car shouldnt DO anything to the rake of the car

you haev some sort of other issue or you need new glasses or a shrink
like I said, I know it shouldnt, but honestly, I had no other ideas. Just a big coincidence, I guess. I thought maybe something could have happened with a spring or strut, but ride quality hasnt changed at all. My wife even noticed the gap without me mentioning anything to her. That oughta tell you something.
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