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Old 05-12-2015, 06:46 PM   #21
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I'd look at the top hat mounting flange. Did they damage it punching out the rear quarter?
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I'd look at the top hat mounting flange. Did they damage it punching out the rear quarter?
Hard to tell with the suspension in, I can't physically see anything different between the two side but I would assume to actually know I would have to measure.

Before I took it in, I used my factory jack to push the fender out so it would stop cutting into my tire when i drove it with a piece of would on both sides of the jack to even out pressure.
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Here is a better angle. It wasn't severe. Per carfax this car was in no accidents before me, but the body shop said someone had previously done work to that side. But who ever had done it had done a really nice job because of the minimal amount of bondo used. So who knows how bad the accident before that was and how well of a job.

So I will just pull the suspension back out, pull some control arms out. Measure both sides really closely and then re-assemble to see how it goes. After that if I am still having issues, I will just say to hell with it and deal with it.

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are you measuring from pinch welds or just visually gauging from the fender?
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The only thing I have to add is that I'm glad I didn't sell my FFD's. They're a great-looking wheel.

Hope you can get your alignment stuff sorted soon.
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are you measuring from pinch welds or just visually gauging from the fender?
Both. Both showed anywhere from a .50-.75" worth of a discrepancy between both sides.

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The only thing I have to add is that I'm glad I didn't sell my FFD's. They're a great-looking wheel.

Hope you can get your alignment stuff sorted soon.
The FFD's are really nice wheels. Happy I went with them, a bit on the heavy side since they measured out close to 14lbs each. None the less great customer service and equally nice wheels! Everyone locally likes them.
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I would also suspect something in the suspension arms, subframe, upright, etc. Sure the techs said it was all straight, but there's pretty clear evidence that it's most likely not.
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Another obvious possibility- Did you see the springs side by side to see if they are the same? I know sometimes 949 drop ships springs when their stock is low. It's possible the the spring manufacturer goofed your order.
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I would not over think this. Adjust the coilovers and be done with it. That's why you got height adjustable suspension!
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I just installed mine a few weeks ago. I pre-measured both sides before install and the ride height differed by about 1/4" after the install. I would just adjust the perches until you have a height you are satisfied with. Also, something to note is that when you adjust one side it effects the other corners as well.
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Do you care about looks or performance? Because unless you've put the car on scales to corner balance then it's all pretty meaningless. As good as the Miata balance is from the factory, the driver, fuel level and other optional equipment makes a difference in how the car will sit at each corner. Even when corner balanced properly I would still expect there to be a slight and measurable difference in ride height at each wheel end.
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