Driver side of car sits low

druggles85

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My car always looks like the driver side is sitting lower than the passenger side. Finally took some measurements today. Car parked indoors on a level concrete floor, 30psi in all four tires. Measured from floor to highest point of wheel arch. LF=27" RF=27.5", LR=28.5" RR=29"

So I guess the entire driver side is sitting 1/2" lower than the passenger side for some reason. Any idea what's up with that?
 

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Broken/cracked front Driver side spring? Lowering the Left Front will raise the Right Rear.
 
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druggles85

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Worn/broken original springs?

Collapsed/rotted body mounts?

Those would be the first things I'd look at.

Broken/cracked front Driver side spring? Lowering the Left Front will raise the Right Rear.
Springs are kind of rusty and shitty looking. It sits higher with the 350/T5 than it did with the v6/auto.

Might need to replace the springs just to see.

Body mounts are new energy suspension poly mounts. Hopefully that's not it.
 

UNGN

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Springs are kind of rusty and shitty looking. It sits higher with the 350/T5 than it did with the v6/auto.

Might need to replace the springs just to see.

Body mounts are new energy suspension poly mounts. Hopefully that's not it.

Body mounts won't show up a low LF /High RR.

29" is pretty high in back, so that spring is working.
 
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Body mounts won't show up a low LF /High RR.

29" is pretty high in back, so that spring is working.
It's more of a high right side low left side thing. I wish adjustable coilovers were in the budget right now, but I might not even have a job in January 2021
 

UNGN

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It's more of a high right side low left side thing. I wish adjustable coilovers were in the budget right now, but I might not even have a job in January 2021

Put a Floor jack under the front left and jack it up even in front.

Measure what happens in back.
 
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I dig the avatar. World Class? Shifter location looks like a Mustang tailhousing...

I did time at PNSY.
Non world class. It's out of an 85 Camaro. Looks super clean inside, possibly rebuilt? Guy told me he had it behind a 350 in a '55 Chevy.

Tailhousing and mainshaft are from a Chevette T5. Put it together for the 350 swap in my '78 Chevette. Was in that for a year seems to fit perfectly in my Regal. I used a double hump crossmember for a TH350. Needed a custom driveshaft, but it an s10 shifter it seems like it will work fine with the bench seat.

Only picture online of me with a transmission, That I know of at least...
 
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