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    I bought a lowered 2002 SC2.

    I don't know what the springs are but they are baby blue. And there is a color matched arm in the rear suspension.
    baby blue lowering springs.jpg

    I would like to raise the car enough so that I don't grind the bottom of the car on obstacles, like speed bumps and grains of sand. So I intend to get different springs. But first I need to know where it sits relative to stock height.

    Here is the car.
    profile view.jpg

    How do I measure the current ride height? And what is the stock ride height?

  • #2
    Hard to tell from that pic. By the drop and your description, I'd guess sprint extreme (2in or more iirc) or similar. What size tire is that?
    It's not my fault, blame the radiation.

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    • #3
      The tire size is 205 40 17

      The car has a pretty bumpy ride. Bumpy enough that the driver side CV boot burst.

      I'll clean the springs and see if they are marked.

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      • #4
        That could be part of the problem, the tires are too tall. Little over half an inch too tall, compared to stock at least.
        It's not my fault, blame the radiation.

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        • #5
          Could it be the blue green color that progress used on their springs?
          Jonathan
          Just a guy with a thing for tubeframes and motorswaps...
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          • #6
            I think those are progress springs. I have sprints and they are dark blue. Bumpy ride is definitely your tires. I run the same size and the ride is very rough. Biggest issue is the lack of sidewall. Stock tires on the same setup rides much smoother. I'd drop to a 16" wheel for a balanced approach of ride vs looks.

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            • #7
              Here are some pictures of the aftermarket suspension parts that came on my car. Anyone recognize them?

              IMG_0563.jpg
              IMG_0562.jpg
              IMG_0559.jpg

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              • #8
                I'm not familiar with the color. The rear swaybar isn't stock either.
                It's not my fault, blame the radiation.

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