|View single post by Art DeKneef|
|Posted: 09-03-2011 09:26 pm||
|I am guessing you mean 'it hits the road' when going over a bump or pothole. If it's also on a reguler smooth flat road, yeah that's too low. How much is really lower?
Could be several things:
Engine mounts shot causing engine to be lower. I would think you would notice this because it would probably affect you steering.
The springs are different than stock. My checking the springs of my cars shows two different heights. With the shorter being a little stiffer. All were believed to be stock springs. If someone shortened the springs maybe they went too far. Was this car ever raced?
Were does the exhaust hit? Maybe it can be adjusted up some by checking the brackets and tubing.
Is the sway bar hitting or the fittings? I have seen on other cars where the bolts were put in wrong and too long causing them to hit. Fixing them solved that problem.
What size tires do you have? If smaller than stock that will lower the car.
I don't think the shocks would have much to do with this as the springs would be holding up the car. But stranger things have happened.
Is the height the same on both sides of the car?
I know they make little gizmos that you insert into the coils of the springs that can raise a car some that way. Look for coil spring spacers.