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Updated : Need opinions on my new ride height

I spent last weekend grinding swaybar brackets and installing new ones then lowering the car all around. I drove the car to work for two days this week and it has now settled. Now I am thinking it is a bit to low but want some input from you guys.

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Too low..looks broken
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looks fine...no rub?

Oh, what size tires are they?
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No rubbing, the rear tires are 225/50 16s.
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whats the fender measurements?
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Well I just measured for the first time since it settled and it ended up at 23.5 in the rear. It started at 24.125 when I first lowered it. The front is at 24.5 and is holding steady. I am considering coming down another .5 in the front and up .5 in the rear. I just hate having to pull everything apart again, but that's the way it goes right.
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Kerry, the rear looks too low. And by vroken, I mean it looks like a car with a broken rear spring or t-bar. I like a lowered look too and plan to lower my car after a suspension R&R. You wanted opinions...well, mine is that low is good, but too low looks crappy and serves no purpose..unless you want to impress the low rider crowd. just my opinion.
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Too low in back...ricer or lowrider. Nice car!
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Your back appears too low, maybe take it up at least .50. My front is at 25" and my rear is about 24 1/2. I just put 245x45s in the rear and am running 225x50 in the front. Only drove the car home from the tire shop. No apparent rubbing. Drive your car 10 days or so and see what happens.

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I didn't mean to sound like I didn't want your opinion Souk, I do. When you said broken I was wondering if you saw something I wasn't aware of. I do agree it looks pretty rediculous at this ride height. I am about to order some cup2 wheels with wider rubber on them so I'm positive it will have to come up to prevent rubbing.
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I guess my response came off a bit harsh sounding .. no biggie right?

There are lots of pictures on the BBS...study them. The ones with just a bit of a gap between the top of the tire and the fender from a horizontal plan view look best IMO. Have fun...
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When you reset the ride height in the first place....did you re-align the two piece rear spring plate? If you didn't....good! Porsche thoughfully put the two pieces together so that it only can be raised...not lowered. Gives you another 1/2-3/4" to play with without having to re-index the bars all over again.
If, however, you re-aligned the two pieces to allow a smidge of up and down motion later...then you've halved the upside potential. Still better than re-indexing.
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Besides looking odd, another problem with being too low is that you sometimes can't set the alignment to the specs. you may want.

Too low in the front without raised spindles can mess up the suspension and steering geometry.

I also think it looks too low.
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I agree to low in the back. But whatever height is finally used the general rule of thumb of 0.25" - 0.5" higher at the front lip will give the desired nose down rake.
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Will, I left the ride height adjustment at factory settings so I should be able to use them to raise it back up. I just need to order the ride height adjustment wrench from our host so I can do it. Guess it will be next weekends project.
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Kerry:
Right..unless a previous owner putzed around and changed the two piece relationship settings....you should be able to raise it, as noted.
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I placed an order with Pelican for the adjustment wrench. I will post pics later this week and get opinions on the raised height. Thanks for all the input.
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Kerry,
Lowered looks better. I'm at 24 1/2 F, 24 R.
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I am about to order some cup2 wheels with wider rubber on them so I'm positive it will have to come up to prevent rubbing.
It may not rub at that height. I have 9" cups on the back and it looks about the same height. Their tucked in the wheel wells. It looks ricer to me too. I am not ready to deal with it right now though. I think you should try living with it for a while and see if you like it. That way I won't be all alone

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