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82 911sc

just recently bought a 82sc, was checking the ride height noticed one side was 1/2in higher than the other, just measured the rear fender wells, if i had a corner balance would that fix the problem or is there really a problem, i know the car has probably settled over the years, also when i was in the buying stage i noticed the later years carreras 84, 85 etc sat a little higher, did the sc come lower from the factory than the carrera, pretty sure this car has not been lowered or anything, completly stock clean car, measured the highest point on rear fenders 25" one side 241/2" on the other, lower side on drivers, also noticed the engine lid upper right corner is off is there a adjustment for that, there are 2 shimes under the right hinge, doesn't seem to be much adjustment for side to side on the hinge

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Old 07-11-2010, 02:11 PM
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Thumbs up Welcome...

... to the Porsche family.

I look at your post because I got an 83SC. Your problem is not really specific to a year model so you would get more "hit" with a title like "Different height ride between rear left and rear right" but not too worry that will come with experience on the boards.

One thing... the board love new member introduction with lot of photos of the car

Also you might want to add a location (of where you live) to your user intro (on the left).

Cheeers

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Welcome. You are in an elite crowd, and I do not mean 911 ownership. You sir, bought an SC! Now you must join the Plot (see my sig)!

As to your question, first let me exonerate myself by saying I am by no means any sort of suspension expert. These cars were hand built and you will see some differences in body geometry. I believe most guys here will tell you the proper way to check your ride height is at the torsion bars on the rear, and, well, not sure on the front now. A corner balance/alignment at my local preferred shop is about 2-3 hours worth of labor (times whatever shop rate you get locally). I am getting ready to get one done myself - first time and everyone I talk to says it sure makes a difference. I have been waiting on mine as I am getting ready to put on a set of Bilstein HD's on all four corners, so ride height, balance and alignment will be due for sure.

As far as your lid adjustment, do a search with my user name (SCWDP911) and the search string of "rear decklid adjustment". Someone posted a procedure on a thread I started a while back.

Good luck with it. Enjoy the car in great health and post some pics before you get banned man!
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delkins,

I had the same question with my 87 Carrera.....my drivers side was higher than my passenger side although you don't say which side yours is on?

The resultant response from this absolutely fantastic forum and membership was not to worry. I too thought that a corner balance was needed, but I was soon convinced that 1/2" really is nothing...especially when you are not in the car.

just my opinion and as we all know, opinions are like an @rsehole.....everybody has one
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here you go, your first free search!

Yet another decklid alignment question
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Welcome. You are in an elite crowd, and I do not mean 911 ownership. You sir, bought an SC! Now you must join the Plot (see my sig)!

As to your question, first let me exonerate myself by saying I am by no means any sort of suspension expert. These cars were hand built and you will see some differences in body geometry. I believe most guys here will tell you the proper way to check your ride height is at the torsion bars on the rear, and, well, not sure on the front now. A corner balance/alignment at my local preferred shop is about 2-3 hours worth of labor (times whatever shop rate you get locally). I am getting ready to get one done myself - first time and everyone I talk to says it sure makes a difference. I have been waiting on mine as I am getting ready to put on a set of Bilstein HD's on all four corners, so ride height, balance and alignment will be due for sure.

As far as your lid adjustment, do a search with my user name (SCWDP911) and the search string of "rear decklid adjustment". Someone posted a procedure on a thread I started a while back.

Good luck with it. Enjoy the car in great health and post some pics before you get banned man!
thanks for the replys when i figure out how to update my stats i will put in profile, live in va beach va, this link is very helpful, yes will join the plot, let me try these pics


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Arrow So nice of you...

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here you go, your first free search!

Yet another decklid alignment question
... Shane, to help a future potential SCWDP member

You should be please to see that I did not shy away from spelling out SC on Das Babe calling card.

Should you send me a copy of the SCWDP logo, I'll put it on the next version (awaiting for my Iphone 4 number).



BTW, I did installed your old roll bar and as you call it; a real PITA but going to the track Calabogie Motorsports Park next week

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