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Old 05-17-2001, 06:11 AM   #1
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Question One side of my car sits lower than the other?

Well, I installed the FHI Ver 5 struts and springs about 4 months and 10,000 miles ago. The install went fine, and I know everything was done correctly. I got the alignment, and have noticed no problems...

but the left rear tire seems to sit in the well higher than the other side (meaning that part of the car is lower). It's definitely noticeable just by looking at it. Anyone have any ideas? Could it have something to do with my sway bar needing the bushings lubed or something?
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Old 05-17-2001, 06:17 PM   #2
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J, check the sway bar,is it preloaded? or sprung tite ? mine was like that fr awhile,It went away
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Old 05-17-2001, 08:54 PM   #3
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driver side is heavier than passenger side according to the alignment shop when i got my car corner weighted.
yeah, like jagcar said, also check your swaybar to see if its preloaded or sprung tight.


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Old 05-17-2001, 09:05 PM   #4
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i noticed this too when changing my oil. i was going to put it on ramps for a little more room, but the passenger side of my car sat lower than the driver side, so i could not put the ramps in as it hit the bumper on the passenger side. did FHI do this on purpose? i will check the sway bar. if it is preloaded, then what? thanks guys.
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Old 05-18-2001, 07:01 AM   #5
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Do a search. This has been brought up many times, and it appears that it's a normal thing. My driver side wits slightly lower than the passeneger side. Maybe 1/2". It's pretty normal. Next time you go to a Subaru meet, check out everyone else's. I bet you see the same thing.
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Old 05-18-2001, 07:20 AM   #6
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OK....cool. I had never seen a post on this before, my bad. But yeah, it's about a 1/2" difference, and seemingly only in the rear. Thanks for the info, though.
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Old 05-18-2001, 07:54 AM   #7
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Now won't that affect the handling of the car?!
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that's what I was thinking...but it hasn't. Heh, my car still handles better than a WRX and the rear end feels firm
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