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Old 8th January 2009, 12:03   #1
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Unhappy Right side lower than Left - Swift & now Dzire!

Hello Guys,

Last night I noticed that the rear right side (RR) gap between the tyre and the fender was too less as compared to the rear left side (RL), today morning I took some snaps using a measuring tape.

Do you guys think that the rear right side suspension has an issue.

I have attached the pics with this thread -
RL : Rear Left
RL-Close : Rear Left Closeup
RR : Rear Right
RR-Close : Rear Right Closeup

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Old 8th January 2009, 20:18   #2
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This is not really an accurate way to measure.

Also, the driver side is normally slightly heavier, although negligible - (because of steerring components)

ALso, there could be stuff/luggage loaded in the car.
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Old 9th January 2009, 12:10   #3
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Aerohit - thanks for the reply, however I have a few questions/info -

- What is the accurate way to measure ?
- This is for the rear wheel so I dont think steering components, that are situated on the right front side, would cause this
- The boot is absolutely empty (only spare wheel and tool, which were always present there)
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Old 9th January 2009, 21:16   #4
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Was the car Parked on a level surface?
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Old 9th January 2009, 23:08   #5
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Did you check out this thread?


http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...rds-right.html (new civic - car is slanting towards right)
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Old 10th January 2009, 00:45   #6
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DDIS has some issues with rear camber settings.The guys at the company wont bother they say its like this only.Try noticing some new DDIS's on the road and their rear wheels.
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DDIS has some issues with rear camber settings.The guys at the company wont bother they say its like this only.Try noticing some new DDIS's on the road and their rear wheels.

i guess i know what you are talking about. the rear wheels are tilting inwards from the top. am i right noidaboy?
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Old 11th January 2009, 20:12   #8
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I dont see how this has to do with DDis only

The rear suspension (if you want to call it one) are identical for both petrol and diesel in terms of mechanics.

The only difference i know of is that the Front shocks are more stronger/stiffer inorder to accommodate the heavier diesel engine.
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Thanks guys for your response,
@mura - yes the car was parked at a levelled surface
@vipul - yes I checked the thread
@white vdi - its not the tilting of the wheel in my Vdi its the suspension, the distance between fender and wheel hub is different in rear wheels
@aerohit - yes you are right, however please let me know the correct way to measure what I was measuring
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Old 14th January 2009, 13:00   #10
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hi rajat, i will find out how to do this

some inputs - make sure the surface on car parked is 100% flat. make sure that you have equal amount of air pressure on all 4 wheels, specially rear left-right and front left-right. You will need to check this with a guage . I am hoping that once you do the following, you are likely to get good measurement.
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That's not the right way to measure your suspension! Tyre often go out of shape with the type of usage, the air pressure can be different, moreover the shockup's are affected with weight, air pressure of the tyre, parking style & level. Sometimes a particular side spring also tends to bend a bit more.

Is the car giving you any bump or jump? any major suspension problem? if not why waste your time on such things?
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@aerohit - thanks for the inputs, will try
@humm - bro...please explain how the tyre pressure/wear etc would matter when I am measuring the disitance between the hub (center of the wheel) to the fender & yes the ride is a bit bumpy plus there is a visible difference of more than an inch
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@humm - bro...please explain how the tyre pressure/wear etc would matter when I am measuring the disitance between the hub (center of the wheel) to the fender & yes the ride is a bit bumpy plus there is a visible difference of more than an inch
Type pressure & wear can make the type height to be less from a particular side, thus resulting in an improper bend.

Note: Check your car's wheel balancing, sometimes a improper balance results in bumpy drive.
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Old 14th January 2009, 23:10   #14
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double posted by mistake - post delete

Last edited by aerohit : 14th January 2009 at 23:11. Reason: double posted by mistake - post delete
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Old 14th January 2009, 23:24   #15
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How is the ride..? do you feel any stiffness lately..?
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