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I noticed that one side is about 1/2" lower in the rear and closer to even in front. Is this normal or does it warrant further investigation. I always thought that a car's age shows by its stance. How level is yours? Thanks, in advance.
 

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NOT normal 01. with these revised suspensions and bracing, our cars should hold to even tighter tolerences than a std. GT. i would definately bring it up to the dealer when to take it in to have the odd warranty problems addressed
 

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Correction, it's more like 1/4", sorry about the confusion. What do you think? It's the driver's side that's lower. Better for launching!?
 

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is that with the driver in the seat? I know when I get my big ass in there it alters the geometry. :wink: (JK)
It may also be the surface you've chosen to take your measurements on. Move the car to a different place and check again. If it's still out of whack take it back to the dealer and have them correct it.
 

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Well, it looks like it varies. My garage is really level and the body is definately off by about 1/2". That's without me in it (175lbs). How would a dealer address it and correct it? Seems to me it's just a matter of the rear springs having slightly different rates, all else being equal. I appreciate your input. I'd like to know that my Bullitt is set up ideally.
 

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I'm having the same problem, except mine is 1/2" lower on the driver's side when measured from the rear. Other interesting thing I noticed that may play a part in this, is that the front passenger side wheel is further back in the wheel well than it should be. Bringing it in on Monday to have it checked out. It's really bothering me!
 

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Just got a call from the dealer saying there's nothing they can do about it as far as adjustments, and I should contact the selling dealer.

Here we go!
 

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Well I got my car back from dealer #2 yesterday. They had the specialist look at the car and measure everything. He said that he was able to make some adjustment to get the lean to within 1/4" difference, and that he said, is well within spec. I can still notice it, however. And when I did the measurment myself here, it's still the same old 1/2" off! I wonder is someone else can do this quick measurement on their car? On a level surface, just measure from the ground, up to the middle of the wheel well in the back. Let's see if there's anybody with this same problem??
 

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OK, Here we go. I went and measured, from the ground through the center of the wheel to the fender well.

The ground is not perfectly level and I did not bounce the shocks to let them settle again or anything I just measured it the way it sets here at work.

7/01/01

OK, put the Bullitt on level ground and checked the tire pressure. All four wheel wells through the center of the wheel are 28"

Driver front= 27 3/4

Passen front= 27 3/4

Driver rear=27 1/4

Passen rear=27 7/8

So it looks like I am in the same ball park as you. If I start obsessing over this I will never foregive you #773

Who was it on here that was going to change out all of that suspension stuff for racing quality? Need to get him to measure his before and after. Maybe that could help pin point the problem area.

For me I am not going to worry about it unless it shows up in the tire wear somehow which I doubt. Guess we could run a pound low on the right rear and a pound high in the left rear and see how close that gets you. Throw a heavier tool box on the right side of the trunk.

We probably need to get someones input from here that is more into the suspension part of the car. My guess is it doesn't mean anything other than cosmetics. And if it runs straight down the road and the tires wear even then that is the biggest battle. Guess we could also put air shocks on it and even it out.


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Gentlemen, I think you are getting all upset over nothing. I will be installing suspension upgrades next month. I have been reworking suspension for years. I have found many cars to be off 1/4 to 1/2". My Talon was almost 1/2" off. When you consider the myriad of assembly points, not to mention just difference in spring heights from spring to spring and how well they are installed, this amount of difference is pretty meaningless.

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Mid-Life and FordBullitt... Thank you both for the replies. I'm done worrying now and I'm sorry if I made you think about it too much. This is normal apparently, so I just wanted to make sure.

Thanks again!!
 
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