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Rear end 1/2" higher than it used to be.

What would cause my rear end height to increase 1/2" on it's own in one year?

I had some work done to my car about a year ago and at the time had stiffer torsion bars put in the rear. The ride height was 23 3/4" rear, 24 1/4" front. It was perfect, just the way I liked it.

I was looking at it the other day and it just looked wrong in the back. I measured the distance and now the rear is 24 1/4". The front has stayed the same.
Could it be my shocks? Could they be 'gassing up' or something?
It's really weird.

I haven't done anything suspension wise, weight wise or any other wise since I picked up the car at 23 3/4".
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earth rejecting the car?
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Don't think that's it.
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Okay, I'll play. Couple thoughts...

Weight conditions changed... Was the height measured with someone in the driver seat? Both times?


Movement in the suspension adjustments... Are the measurements the same on both sides of the car? If they are different we need to look at he front, too. If not, look to see if anything slipped on the spring plates.

Suppose it could be the shocks. But I would find that surprising.

Still thinking....
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Brake balance! You have bee too heavy on the brakes and the front is dipping....
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If the rear moved up a 1/2" then the front should be a tad lower than it was.
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This is where adjustable spring plates come in handy. If you replaced other components like trailing arm bushings, spring plate rubber bushings, and/or shocks they will settle, but they also can rise slightly as they find true neutral if you torqued them down when the suspension was compressed. Another thing to consider is fuel. How much was in the car when you adjusted your ride height? Measure again with a mostly empty tank and then once you fill up.
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Yeah, adjustable spring plates would be nice. But I guess I'll just bring it back one day and have it brought down.
It looks funny with front and rear the same height.

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