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Stance / ride height question

My 82 sc has sat like this since I've owned it. Its my first 911 and one of very few in my home town ( nothing to compare it to ) I was doing some hard driving at a ralley last weekend and as I drifted thru a corner my driver front fender caught the tire!! Chomped the tire good and pulled down and out on the top lip of the fender well. Was able to fix the fender without having to repaint but is my car sitting to low? Or do you guys who drive hard roll those inner fender lips up and in? thanks

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Ride height looks perfect ...
Maybe you will need to go with stiffer torsion bars and shocks for spirited driving !
It's also a good idea to roll your fenders for prevention.

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Ride height and rake look fine. You could use the front torsion bar adjusters to raise the front a little. Do it the same amount of turns on each side and you shouldn't need to worry about alignment.

My DS front tire caught the inner fender lip BUT good a couple of years ago. I tried fixing it but ended up cracking the paint.(Body shop fixed that withthe deer repair.)

As suggested, new shocks will help in the handling, especially if yours are old.
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Dial in as much front neg camber as possable (probably about 1.5 deg). Might give you up to .5" more clearance depending on where you are at.

I ran 205/55/16's on 7" rims w front fender 25.25" from the ground w stock fenders, not rolled, and no clearance issue at all. Many track hours on an 85.
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1) The car is sitting below factory ride height, but it looks better than factory

2) DS will always catch first on the tire.. in part because there is less room on the DS than on the passenger side. I'd suggest rolling the fender lips on both sides.

3) Figure out how old some of those suspension components are.. and then consider at least OEM replacements, if not something a bit stiffer and better suited for your "spirited" drives.

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