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Unhappy leveling??

hey guys,

someone told me that the 944's rear axle is higher than the front axle. This is so because when porsche imported their cars to america, they had to meet the rear bumper height limit. or something like that....and he said by leveling out the rear axle with the front, the car will handle a lot better. my question is...is the height of the rear axle really higher? and will it affect my performance a lot? thanks

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Old 07-28-2005, 10:45 PM
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Yes, Porsche added an eccentric bolt to the rear of the car. Supposedly it is pretty easy to adjust the bolt so that the rear end sits at the stock euro height.
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Old 07-28-2005, 10:52 PM
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oo a bolt...mm does anyone have instructions on how to take this out??
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You don't even take it out, you loosen it. Then rotate it and tighten again. I don't know which it is though.
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oo sounds like an at home mechanic could do this..i just dont wanna loosen the wrong bolt haha and have my axle come flying off
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Here 'ya go:

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go to *****************.com they have a section on their site called tech sessions, look for the 24/44/68 section and look for the topic entitled rear ride height adjustment.
http://www.tech-session.com/kb/index.php?page=index_v2&id=62&c=4
they have about 60 tech articles with a lot of good info.
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Don't forget a proper alignment after you adjust your suspension.
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wow thanks a lot guys!!!
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Cool. Has anyone here ever tried to do this in their garage? If so, is there anything to look out for/be sure to do (even though it appears pretty straightforward)?
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i was gonna do it, looks pretty straightforward to me too, but had to move then R&P went bang. If i can get car transported to my house i'll do it and do a write up on it. I will say that to get a good idea of what you can do to your suspension i would follow something like this.
http://www.tech-session.com/kb/index.php?page=index_v2&id=67&c=4
I had measured mine at one time and found that i could drop it about 1 1/4" front and 3/4 - 1" rear. also, my car was stock and had different heights at all 4 corners.

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