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I have nitron pro sports. I have been trying to set ride height for a few days and its driving me crazy. Im not trying to get to an exact ride height but i want the side to side to be the same and a little rake.

So this is whats going on. On the front i have one side cranked down to preload it. Once it contacted the spring maybe another 3 turns. The other front is so high that i had to crank it down to where in the air there is about 3/4 inch gap or more between the spring and collar. The position of the collar is like an inch difference side to side and they still are not the same.

The back is the same situation but worse. There is about an inch and a half and they still are not exactly the same. Its like there on the wrong side of the car or something. There are not left and right shocks are there?

Any advice or tips.:sad:
 

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No, there are not left and right shocks, but there are front and back springs/shocks... but I assume that you know that...
yup. Is this normal. Anybody else with the same problem. my thing is if one side is heavily preloaded and the other is bouncing around, even if you get the ride height even wouldnt that mess up the handling? Having one side preloaded and the other not?
 

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No insult intended, but did you install the new shock mounting brackets in front? If so, are both springs the same length in front (7" free length)? The rear springs are 8" free length. Maybe you have an 8" long spring in front, and a 7" long spring in the back.
 

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To get the handling right, you need to start by getting the corner weights right, THEN adjusting the ride height while keeping the ride heights right. Borrow a set of scales or take it to a shop that has them.
 

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No insult intended, but did you install the new shock mounting brackets in front? If so, are both springs the same length in front (7" free length)? The rear springs are 8" free length. Maybe you have an 8" long spring in front, and a 7" long spring in the back.
Yup and yup.

I May be giving you a call carl. Ill let you know. Thanks
 

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set all 4 dampers to something like... front 8 clicks off from full soft, rear 8 clicks off from full soft.

the front min ride height is about 117mm (perch dailed al lthe way out) you can't get much lower than that.

as you are questioning... ride heights side to side should be within a few mm of each other if the spring perches are matched.

"how" are you measuring your ride height? you get get up radically different #'s depending on the level'ness of the surface and contact patch friction.

120 front, 125 rear is a good baseline.

carl is the expert though - talk to him!
 
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