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youll get more body roll no matter what with track pack

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Ok, if anyone still reads this thread, I have the weirdest situation. My shocks were all over the board, which I discovered when I realized the back of my car was off in ride heighth. My fronts are at 100mm, rears were at at like 135 and 140. So I put them both at 110. But the passenger side is still 3/4 inch higher than the driver's side when measured from the ground to the center of the wheel arch. How can that be?

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Any one of a butch of things...the worst being that you have a bent/damaged chassis (read this as crash structure) to something as simple as the front clam was not installed properly. Not enough information. Either way, you'll probably have to take the front clam off to investigate.
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Ok, if anyone still reads this thread, I have the weirdest situation. My shocks were all over the board, which I discovered when I realized the back of my car was off in ride heighth. My fronts are at 100mm, rears were at at like 135 and 140. So I put them both at 110. But the passenger side is still 3/4 inch higher than the driver's side when measured from the ground to the center of the wheel arch. How can that be?

My understanding is that setting the ride height is just a starting point. The next thing you do is establish the corner weights of the car, and on the lotus that is done by adjusting the spring perches. Adjusting the perches in this way effectively raises and lowers the wheel, so what you end up with is a car that may be very evenly balanced as far as cross weights go, but in order to achieve that your ride heights are going to be different from corner to corner. I haven't yet performed this process myself yet, so I couldn't say if 3/4 of an inch is significant.

Also, measuring to the wheel arch seems like a bad way to measure ride height. Not all clams are perfect, and even if they are they may not lay on the car perfect, etc. It would be much more efficient to measure the height from a level floor to the frame, with the usual prerequisites (suspension settled, drivers weight in the drivers seat, car on an even plane, etc)

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