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    Why is the back jacked up so high?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludacrisvp View Post
    Why is the back jacked up so high?
    That's the stance that it had when I purchased the car less than a month ago. All I did was change the wheels and tires.

    That's the main reason why I wanted to go with a taller tire because I thought the back look too Disproportion

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    The auto leveling system is not working correctly.
    It looks like the car thinks the trunk has a lot of weight in it.

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    New pic with 40 rear profilesImageUploadedByTapatalk1371083145.012403.jpg

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    Re: wheel/tire fitment

    3% risks stabilty control errors. I agree something is wrong with the leveling system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EChas3 View Post
    3% risks stabilty control errors. I agree something is wrong with the leveling system.
    Here is a pic of the car when I purchased it. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1371088584.418057.jpg

    How does this stance look?

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    Re: wheel/tire fitment

    It's more than an inch high in back.

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    Re: wheel/tire fitment

    Yeah way too tall.
    Should look like mine




    or a better shot from one of our other members in Russia




    or another member that has aftermarket wheels





    Yet another side shot




    Hopefully all those angles will make it easier for you to see what 'normal' should be.

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    Re: wheel/tire fitment

    DBB, do you have a spare tire? Wonder if the removal of the spare tire, reduces the weight in the rear, therefore, the back end is lifted by the springs/shocks. Just a thought

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    Re: wheel/tire fitment

    Nope, there's a leveling system; passive or active, model dependent. The car in the last shot had the same issue.

    DPO's

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    Re: wheel/tire fitment

    Thanks everyone for the input. I'll check the spare tire. Funny enough I took the car to my local dealer about two weeks after purchasing the vehicle (2005 V6 with 55K miles) for a "pre-buy inspection". They only thing that came from their one hundred and some odd inspection was that there was a very small amount of seepage of power steering fluid but nothing to worry about at the moment. They checked the alignment and suggested that I get an alignment. The car is equipped with the FE1 Soft Ride Suspension. Are there any known quirks with the FE1 Suspension system?

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    Re: wheel/tire fitment

    So here's my situation. Obviously I have an issue with my rear suspension that I did not notice when I purchased the car. I thought the raised rear and lowered front stance was normal for the STS. i ordered aftermarket 19 inch wheels and tires. I wanted an aggressive but not over aggressive stance that would not adversely affect the driving dynamics. I originally wanted a 40" profile in the rear, but was advised against a 40" profile by Discount Tire Direct. Therefore Discount and I agreed that if I wasn't satisfied bring it back. I wasn't satisfied wi the look of the 35" profile because of the huge gap in the rear. I thought surely I was correct in wanting a taller tire. Therefore I ordered the 40" profile which reduces the gap but puts me at risk with stability control. So now I'm in a pickle and need some good advice. Should I A: Have the 35"rears reinstalled and pursue the rear suspension issue or B: Leave the 40" profile and pursue the suspension issue? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: wheel/tire fitment

    I prefer 4 matched tires so I can rotate them. Opinions vary.
    I'd say use Darwin to guide you. Ever hear of Darwin Awards?

    Tires are first. Brakes next, then steering, suspension, lights & safety equipment.

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    Re: wheel/tire fitment

    Quote Originally Posted by EChas3 View Post
    I prefer 4 matched tires so I can rotate them. Opinions vary.
    I'd say use Darwin to guide you. Ever hear of Darwin Awards?

    Tires are first. Brakes next, then steering, suspension, lights & safety equipment.
    Thanks, but I have it from here.

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    Re: wheel/tire fitment

    When does the Discount Tire deal end, if you want to trade your tires to a 35" profile? I know, thats not what you want. Maybe the wheel gap will go away, once the car is back to normal stance. I would say that it will with 19s on 35" profile.
    With the 40" profile, have you felt anything out of the ordinary when braking, steering, or accelerating, due to stability error?

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