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Old 02-15-2014, 04:28 PM   #1
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leaning to the side from turns?

I have 6000 miles on my brz and its my DD.. Planning on lowering the car and started taking measurements and the left side is about .75" lower . could this be due to having to navigate four huge sweeping turns everyday as part of my daily commute.. I have tried different parking lots , spun the var around in the same spot and the left side still sags. Just wondering if this is going to be an issue with new springs as well or should I just go coilovers
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I have 6000 miles on my brz and its my DD.. Planning on lowering the car and started taking measurements and the left side is about .75" lower . could this be due to having to navigate four huge sweeping turns everyday as part of my daily commute.. I have tried different parking lots , spun the var around in the same spot and the left side still sags. Just wondering if this is going to be an issue with new springs as well or should I just go coilovers
uhh...dont you take those turns on the way back home in the opposite direction?
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The turns are all right and I have had the car since new
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uhh...dont you take those turns on the way back home in the opposite direction?
No .. That's there and back ..I have a deficit of good left handers on my commute
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If you're the only one in the car on a daily basis, your weight does have an effect on the springs.
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After 6k there should be no sag in the springs unless the roads you drive on daily are totally shit. Make sure the surface you're measuring on is level.
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If you're the only one in the car on a daily basis, your weight does have an effect on the springs.
So do you think that a set of eibach pro would become bias as quickly. I do weigh 220 lbs. Knowing the car sits .75" with me out of it will drive me nuts . it has to be at least an inch difference with me in it
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After 6k there should be no sag in the springs unless the roads you drive on daily are totally shit. Make sure the surface you're measuring on is level.
I'm usually at the top of second with the back end stepping out slightly so the roads are good
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I guess what I want to know has anyone else experienced this with stock or aftermarket springs
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You may have discovered the least invasive and cost efficient method of lowering a BRZ.



On topic, Is it the entire left side that has measured lower? I measured mine before installing sportlines, and everything more or less came up square.
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My left front is 26 1/16 from ground to fender lip @ wheel centerline. Right front is 25 15/16, so mine is actually higher on the left. I did not check air pressures in tires first. I'm about 245 lbs. so I'd say you need to recheck your readings on a good flat surface with all tire pressures checked. 3/4" sag to me would seem to be a little more than normal to me.
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Is it possible to swap the springs from the left side to the right?
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Is it possible to swap the springs from the left side to the right?
Great idea. This would test the hypothesis.
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Great idea. This would test the hypothesis.
Yes it would but if it is indeed the springs should I expect that from aftermarket springs or should I write it off as a low tolerance factory component. I don't want to keep the factory springs i am just trying to get a base measurement to see what route i wanna go with my suspension. Ultimately i will probably go with the eibach pro amd start from there
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