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#1057878 - 06/20/18 06:20 PM Unequal ride height rear passenger  
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My 1987 Monte SS has Unequal ride height, the rear passenger side is about 3/4 to 1 inch lower then the left side. Front is same on both sides. Measured all four fender arches to the ground on a level surface. The car is very low mileage and is just like factory underneath. Would this be normal or is something worn as everything looks fine.


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#1057880 - 06/20/18 07:09 PM Re: Unequal ride height rear passenger [Re: MikePEI]  
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If everything is equal, equal I would look at the rear springs.


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#1057891 - 06/21/18 04:55 AM Re: Unequal ride height rear passenger [Re: MikePEI]  
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I would consider a 1/2" difference side to side normal, with the pass side being the higher side. Kinda odd your high side is drivers side and 3/4" + is also odd.
It has been said that 87-88 SS sat higher than the earlier years, particularly in the front. Make sure you measure through the centerline of the wheels, this is where you check ride height. What are the numbers for the four corners?

There are rubber insulators on the top and bottom of both rear springs, make sure they are still there. Swapping springs left and right isn't a big deal to see if that alters the difference.
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#1057923 - 06/23/18 03:29 PM Re: Unequal ride height rear passenger [Re: MikePEI]  
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check out you shocks could have a bad one??? I don't think there is rubber insulators on the bottom of rear springs top only . the last three cars i did Did not have them

#1057924 - 06/24/18 02:09 AM Re: Unequal ride height rear passenger [Re: MikePEI]  
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My car always sat 1/2"-5/8" higher on the passenger side rear. I think I got it setting level in the rear now with the viking coil overs. The adjuster is just down further then the drivers side. I think these cars had pretty loose tolerances on everything when they were built.


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#1057950 - 06/26/18 02:11 PM Re: Unequal ride height rear passenger [Re: MikePEI]  
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Just for grins, try measuring bottom of the frame to the ground with the car sitting on a very level pad. Use the same spot on the front of the frame behind the rear tries and the rear of the frame in front of the rear tires.


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