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      11-05-2009, 04:52 PM   #1
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Uneven wheel gap

I just got my car lowered with h&r springs but the drivers side front wheel gap is slightly higher than the passenger side. Is that normal?
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I just got my car lowered with h&r springs but the drivers side front wheel gap is slightly higher than the passenger side. Is that normal?
Tip: Have someone measure the wheel gap while you are sitting in the car.
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Give it some time, springs do settle a bit. Springs can also sometimes re-seat when going over uneven surfaces, nothing to be terribly worried about.
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Give it some time, springs do settle a bit. Springs can also sometimes re-seat when going over uneven surfaces, nothing to be terribly worried about.
That's what I would think but the springs were used so they shouldn't settle anymore
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They don't settle.... contrary to popular forum belief.

Typical for the gap to be different, you will never find a car where it's exactly the same from one side to the other. But it should be close. Is it noticeable by eye? Or only if you measure?
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They don't settle.... contrary to popular forum belief.

Typical for the gap to be different, you will never find a car where it's exactly the same from one side to the other. But it should be close. Is it noticeable by eye? Or only if you measure?
+1 on both counts
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They don't settle.... contrary to popular forum belief.

Typical for the gap to be different, you will never find a car where it's exactly the same from one side to the other. But it should be close. Is it noticeable by eye? Or only if you measure?

I checked because the passenger side front looked a little lower than the driver's side. Its about 1/2 finger gap higher on the driver's side using my index finger.
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My car sids a touch lower on the driver side than the passenger side after corner balancing.
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I thought the driver side is supposed to be SLIGHTLY higher, and be even when you sit in your car.

I have H&R sport and my drivers side is about half a finger to a finger gap more than the passenger side.
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Tip: Have someone measure the wheel gap while you are sitting in the car.
+1, What he said ^, it's normal.
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