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87 sitting lower in the back drivers side?
ridgeback Offline
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#1
So I have noticed my Bird sitting lower in the rear driver's side. I really never did anything about it as it handles like its brand new(miss my gatorbacks tho)... currently at 110k with original suspension!

What exactly is holding the car up... Springs? Should I be looking at a tired spring or are the shocks a variable in this sagging stance? Or does it get even more fun with a combination of the 2?


Fall here in New England with 50-60 mornings... Bird runs crazy fast in this weather, Fun, Fun, Fun!
Ron

Black 87 TC, 2nd owner since [email protected], [email protected]
Current Mods: Gillis valve @18psi. K&N Cone. Removed AC components, New: Esslinger Aux. Shaft, Seals, Melling Oil Pump, Heater core. Ranger cam & rollers, new tower bearings, Walbro 255 fuel pump
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Jeff K Offline
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#2
Lots of TCs sit a little lower on the driver side. One reason is the heavy spare tire and jack in the trunk on the driver side, and also old, tired springs. Shocks have virtually nothing to do with the ride height. Could always get a spring spacer for the driver side rear spring or try replacing both rear springs.
Jeff Korn

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ridgeback Offline
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#3
thanks, Jeff. Good to know it's a common problem but nothing serious. I was thinking of a "spring spacer" but didn't want to do it until I heard from other owners and experiences.

Ron

Black 87 TC, 2nd owner since [email protected], [email protected]
Current Mods: Gillis valve @18psi. K&N Cone. Removed AC components, New: Esslinger Aux. Shaft, Seals, Melling Oil Pump, Heater core. Ranger cam & rollers, new tower bearings, Walbro 255 fuel pump
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