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Question To all coil over users.

How high/low do you set your car at the track? I dont know if I should raise my car in the front for better weight transfer or lower it. Just hoping to get some different opions on what you guys have used and what works best for you. TIA.



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Not being funny but I think stock height is perfect although it doesn't look very pretty


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Does anyone know what the stock height is? The measured distance from the ground to the top of the wheel well would be really helpful.


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I run 1" lower in front then rear. I have front set at 27" at center of wheel lip, rear stock is 28"

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1.56 60ft. on my stock motor car with it sitting in the weeds in the front. About 25.5" from ground to center of fender lip.

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Re: To all coil over users.

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How high/low do you set your car at the track? I dont know if I should raise my car in the front for better weight transfer or lower it. Just hoping to get some different opions on what you guys have used and what works best for you. TIA.
My advice would be to try different settings. First, get the car 4-corner balanced with your weight in the driver seat, as close as possible to the factory recommended ride heights. Then take it to an event and see how it drives.

After setting this baseline, you can adjust it on your own. Just turn the spring stops on the coilovers 1/2 turn up or down and write down how many turns you use so you can always return it.

You can do the same thing with alignment changes -- most easily, to toe in/out adjustments.

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