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Old 11-30-2017, 03:38 PM
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Stock rear height difference

On my 2011 Fit, I noticed that the rear height from the ground to fender lip is different. On the rear driver side it is 25.5 inches while the rear passenger side is 26 inches. My car has stock suspension. My wheels and tires have all the same diameter (195/55/R15).
What would be the problem?

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Old 11-30-2017, 03:52 PM
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If it were a rear drive drag car, it would be called pre-load. LOL

My only suggestion is to look under the car. Make sure that the rear shocks aren't leaking/blown and that the rubber bushings are in place. Was the car purchased used? Could have had aftermarket suspension and they put stock stuff back in, but left out the spring isolator on the left side.

Also, make sure you're parked on level ground and that you don't have anything loaded in the car. 1/2" is not a lot of variance. A small amount of weight or angle of the street can cause that much.
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If it were a rear drive drag car, it would be called pre-load. LOL

My only suggestion is to look under the car. Make sure that the rear shocks aren't leaking/blown and that the rubber bushings are in place. Was the car purchased used? Could have had aftermarket suspension and they put stock stuff back in, but left out the spring isolator on the left side.

Also, make sure you're parked on level ground and that you don't have anything loaded in the car. 1/2" is not a lot of variance. A small amount of weight or angle of the street can cause that much.
It is purchased new.
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It is purchased new.
That's good! Eliminates a lot of possibilities. If it's fully unloaded and parked on a level surface, I suspect it may need new rear shocks.
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The springs are responsible for the height of the car, not the shocks...

Shocks are just to absorb impact.
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That is basically true except, gas shocks can have an affect on ride height because they are pushing up against the car at all times....unless the seal is blown.

Old hydraulic shocks have no affect on ride height.

AFAIK, the stock shocks are gas and not hydraulic.

I could be wrong, but I think a 1/2" difference could happen if one side has a blown seal and the other is still pressurized and providing resistance to sag/drop.

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That is basically true except, gas shocks can have an affect on ride height because they are pushing up against the car at all times....unless the seal is blown.

Old hydraulic shocks have no affect on ride height.

AFAIK, the stock shocks are gas and not hydraulic.

I could be wrong, but I think a 1/2" difference could happen if one side has a blown seal and the other is still pressurized and providing resistance to sag/drop.
or could be the fat azzed driver
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try measuring without the e-brake applied if you are. thing raises one side more when applied sometimes.
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If it were a rear drive drag car, it would be called pre-load. LOL

My only suggestion is to look under the car. Make sure that the rear shocks aren't leaking/blown and that the rubber bushings are in place. Was the car purchased used? Could have had aftermarket suspension and they put stock stuff back in, but left out the spring isolator on the left side.

Also, make sure you're parked on level ground and that you don't have anything loaded in the car. 1/2" is not a lot of variance. A small amount of weight or angle of the street can cause that much.
Looks like my left rear suspension is leaking causing it to be lower than the right side.



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Yup! I believe you found your sag issue.
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OEM suspension

Is this KYB GR-2/Excel-G or Monroe 5682 good choice for OEM suspension from Rockauto More Information for KYB 348016

http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo....sn=357&jsn=357

or better get Koni 8050-1131 - Koni Honda Fit STR.T Street Orange Shock

https://www.lmperformance.com/708313...2014-rear.html

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