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Old 11-25-2012, 11:49 AM   #15
ac_2007
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Originally Posted by peytonracer4 View Post
That makes absolutely no sense. Shocks determine 0% of the ride height.
Is this happening in front or rear? More often than not the person doing the install will put the spring in a different location on the spring pad instead of the mark that's already worn in and it will make the car sit higher.
I can guarantee its not because of the shock though
Struts can absolutely alter the car's height.
The bottom plate which holds the coil spring can be higher up compared to the OE strut.

If you took the same old coil spring mounted it in the new strut, it would sit more compressed since it has less room to travel. That equals increased ride height.
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