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    Default Higher at the front!

    I wish somebody hadn’t mentioned on the forum the other night, that the standard Sri’s sits higher at the front than the back. I now notice this every time I look at the car….and it’s annoying me!!!
    Essentially, it sits so low at the back that it looks like we’re packed and are ready to go on holiday, with the luggage for the entire family secured in the boot…..
    This (dark, dark, cold) morning (it was before six), when I left the house for work and walked towards the car, I noticed how low it was at the back and thought: “YES”… the missus has packed it during the night and any moment they’d jump out of the bushes shouting “Surprise! No work today…..we’re going on holiday instead…..”
    Sadly this didn’t happen, and when I looked, the boot was empty……
    Maybe tomorrow?
    Doug
    Last edited by Doug-SRidirect; 3rd February 2006 at 13:18.

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    Call me mad, but I've had this symdrome since the MKII ford escort... are the rear wheel arches lower than the front by design. I always thought this was needed to deal with heavy cornering at speed (the front wheels still need to 'clear' (move under) the wheel arch as they turn, even under severe cornering (front end dipping)).

    Anyway, since the MKII ford escort most modern cars have a higher front wheel arch anyway. Its annoyed me for years, although I have tablets now to calm me down..

    Also, when under heavy acceleration, doesnt the front of the car rise and isnt all the weight transferred onto the rear suspension (making it dip), therefore over time causing the springs to 'sag'. Therefore the ride hight at the rear will be a little lower than the front springs.

    Just a thought, might be a load of 'bo!!ocks' but anyway... back to my sandwich

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    PMSL at you two!!

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    Saggy Arrse !!

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