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    Need stock fender height measurements

    Can a few of you guys with stock suspension measure your ground to fender height through the center of the wheel, front and back?

    I've been adjusting mine and can't remember where I started.. I'm bringing it back up some from sub 26" to experiment with ride quality, but want to stay below stock...

    Thanks

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    Re: Need stock fender height measurements

    IIRC stock is somewhere around 27.5" ground to fender with OEM tire size. There more precise stock height measurements in my H&R/MM lowering thread.

    ETA: Here they are


    Front Driver: 27.63"
    Front Passenger: 27.68"
    Rear Driver:27.75"
    Rear Passenger: 27.75"

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    Re: Need stock fender height measurements

    Well it isn't the measurement requested but, the stock height from the center of the wheel to lower lip of the fender is 15 inches regardless of tire size installed (same for both front and rear).

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    Good call darkman..I meant fender to ground, with the measurement line going through the center cap of the wheel.. That measurement helps as well because it takes tires out of the equation.

    I realize tire size etc will make a difference, for this I'm just trying to gain perspective as to what the body's balance looks like in relation to the ground stock vs lowered..

    Thanks edmund.

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    Anyone else?

    Edmund's front to back measurements are very similar..i thought the difference would be more, I attempted to mimick them with a 26 3/8 front and 26 1/2 rear, but the rake just doesn't seem the same as stock. Maybe it's an illusion because the front fender is so much closer to the tire. Our crappy steering rack coupled with the mack truck ratio and granny sized wheel doesn't compliment a lowered car either... Gonna bring her back up some.

    I don't mind the stock front height, just can't stand how high the rear is, and a lower rear just doesn't look right. I think our rear fender should have been a tad deeper.., same height, just about an inch more fender... Kinda like our bavarian cousin.

    I'm going to put it at 26 3/4 front and 26 7/8 rear and see if my ocd will subside.

    I will say, when lowered to about 26" all around, the car will devour the freeway. If I lived in a remote area I'd be inclined to use 5th gear to the fullest.

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