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What were the factory ride height measurements?

I lowered this car years ago but need to raise it to enter the garage without scrapping the nose.

Right now it sits with 24.25 inches from the front fender lip to ground.
Actually it's measures the same on all four corners.
Stock size rims and tires.



Here it is scrapping the nose on our steep driveway, good thing we never get snow/ice. .
With the nose hitting the front fender lip to ground clearance increased an 1 inch to 25.25 inches.
Anyone with a 930 set up with 25.25 front fender lip to ground clearance?
Can anyone tell me what stock fender lip to ground measurements were for an 80's 930?.

Yes this one is a sheep in wolves clothing, a turbo look.
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I am sure you have tried different angles getting the car in...backwards, wide approach Front and back....cause from the view it looks like if you took it wide to the right and then turned left into the garage you could get it in without scrapping... or just fill in the dip area 1/4" with asphalt and reseal...
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Good points about filling the swale slightly.
When it rains the swale diverts the runoff from entering the garage.
Other gutter/swale options would make for a more gentle approach but I don't want to change my driveway yet.
If I raise the car and it still is a hassle I will look at those other options.

Yeah with an angled approach I can get in/out with less contact.
But with my wife's car in the garage and the steep slope daily radical angled transitions would be a pain.
Even under the best conditions backing out up the slope is tough on the clutch.
I expect the painted garage floor would take a beating if I had to saw at the wheel and S turn in/out every time.
I'd like to figure out how high the car can be raised and still be at or below factory settings.
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Anyone have a stock ride height 930 that can tell me the measurements where the yellow lines are?
thanks.
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Well I'd just move....the ride height is far more important!
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IIRC, it's 25" rear and 25 1/2" front.

As a thought, could you add two boards or steel plates to take out the dip? This would be temporary and allow the water to go under them.
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IIRC, it's 25" rear and 25 1/2" front.

As a thought, could you add two boards or steel plates to take out the dip? This would be temporary and allow the water to go under them.
Hate to sound dumb but what does IIRC mean?
So 25 1/2 front is that your 930 or is that a factory set stock 930?

I like your ramp idea, that would be a good way to fix the angle.

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The other 911 will never fit.
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IIRC = If I recall correctly.

I think 25 1/2 is factory. Can't recall mine, but it's lower than that.
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I'm with quack, I'd move or redo the drive way... but my priorities are all outta whack anyways from what normal people tell me...
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I just have to say Ted, I love your car-colour, model, stock look-all just the "duck's guts"
Go with the ramp idea and leave as is.
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why would the rear be lower than the front? i thought for 911's the rear of the car is slightly higher than the front...at least for 74/89, or am i crazy?
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The fender lip in back is about 1/2'' lower but the plane of the car is still front to back.

Ted, what did you do?

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