I should have stipulated that this method is often refered to in relation to Syncro ride
heights and not an industry standard. In your trusty Bently manual on page 44.3a this
method is used and there is a diagram to show how the measuremnt is taken There has
been much disscussion of ride height and safe maximums on the SA Syncro and also cross
posted on the US Syncro news groups, this method of measurement is most often cited.
This method makes it easier to compare the result of a spring change or spacer with out
having to factor in wheel tyre combinations, also in relation to safe cv joint operating
This post from the Syncro SA group pretty much wraps up most of the info;
The use of 2wd springs in the front is very interesting.
Over the years just about every possible modification to the Syncro has been bandied
about on these newsgroups, mastering the search function can be very rewarding. ;-)
--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "Les Harris" <leslieharris@...> wrote:
> Measuring from the ground to the underside of the wheel arch is an industry standard
for comparing suspension setups. (This presupposes a flat, level, smooth surface.) It is
very easy to measure and record. It has the side benefit of highlighting discrepancies. It
will detect a slope from one side to the other of the vehicle or a diagonal difference.
> The most serious setup process further involves putting a load cell plate under each
wheel and weighing each corner. A vehicle can have the same measurements under the
wheel arches, and thus appear to be level, but show very different diagonal weights.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Steve
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 9:13 AM
> Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: lift kits for sale. raise that syncro!! bigger tyres!
> Hi Jon,
> CXn you measure from the centre of the axle verticaly to the bottom lip of the guard?,
this is a more widley used method of comparing ride height.
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