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How low is too low?



Working on a new setup with all new suspension components. The shop is having trouble. Thinking about the weltmeister sway/away or elephant or any other of our esteemed established proven performers.

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IMHO, ^^^ that ^^^ is too low.
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Ohhhh like the new wheels, much better than the old ones (twists?). As for low, can't quite see the rake (or lack thereof). I like a level stance, rear is a bit low for me, up it a 1/2 in and go level with the front and it'll be a nice mean stance...
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Here is how it was setup for the last 18 years. 25.25 ground to rear fender lip. The shop had it sitting at 24 inches. Misunderstanding. My question is what adjustable rear suspension is the most cost effective for a non tracked car?
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I would raise the rear about half and inch maybe a bit more, and lower the front correspondingly.

Car looks great!
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This is too low

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Sorry - no direct reports I can give regarding the best adjustable spring plate. I went straight to full coilovers. I just wanted to note that you car looks really nice with the 17" Fuchs.

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What wheels and tires are you running? Typical height is about 25" ground to fender lip front and 24.5" ground to fender lip rear. from there you set the rake depending on personal preference.

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The least expensive are the factory adjustable spring plates, about 1" of adjustment. Next would be aftermarket adjustable plates.
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Working on a new setup with all new suspension components. The shop is having trouble. Thinking about the weltmeister sway/away or elephant or any other of our esteemed established proven performers.
I'd raise the rear .5" and leave the rest be. I think the wheels look best when the top of the tire sits plumb and flush with the fender lip.

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I run the rears right down on the top lip of the tire. no rubs, but I have an ER adjustable spring plate, polybronze, and big T-bars with Von shocks, so it is much stiffer than stock. you cannot get a finger in my wheel gap. I love it. any lower and the alignment shop will need a lot of camber to get the toe in spec. and it will rub. Mine did before. Brought it up 1/2 an inch and it was good to go.

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At first when I saw mine after my suspension was complete, I thought is was too low but man was I wrong..she rides very well. Handles like on rails and absorbs the bumps with no issues.
suspension consist of
TRG coilovers..450lb Front and 500lb Rear springs
Smart racing bars
Rebel Racing 935 spring plates
Rebel racing rear bearings
Elephant Racing GT3 front suspension system
Elephant Racing Bump Steer Kit
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For me this was too low..needed a 2x4 under the rear wheel to remove the floor jack.


adjusted and spot on:
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Does the sway away adjustable work for the 76? It says it does but I've run in to other things like transmission mounts that are said to work and don't. Also since I am not tracking this car what size of rear torsion bar is better than stock?
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Bump steer kit for sure.
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Does the sway away adjustable work for the 76? It says it does but I've run in to other things like transmission mounts that are said to work and don't. Also since I am not tracking this car what size of rear torsion bar is better than stock?
Yes, they will work for your car..
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The only thing really wrong with your first pic is the reverse rake, I would come up a bit in the rear. Space out the fronts about 3mm..

Ride height is very subjective to ones tastes and what you want the car to do. I like it low with tops of tires very slightly tucked or level with the curve of the fender. As with anything there are sacrifices but with right amount of money applied in the right areas you can get pretty much any setup to "work".

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Is this a 4X4 forum or a sportscar forum?

I like them low with the rear tires gently tucked under the wheel well.

If you're not tracking, go low as you like IMO.
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At first when I saw mine after my suspension was complete, I thought is was too low but man was I wrong..she rides very well. Handles like on rails and absorbs the bumps with no issues.

suspension consist of

TRG coilovers..450lb Front and 500lb Rear springs

Smart racing bars

Rebel Racing 935 spring plates

Rebel racing rear bearings

Elephant Racing GT3 front suspension system

Elephant Racing Bump Steer Kit

PORfect!

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