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    I parked my 306 s16 on a funny sloped hill (like the dipper at bathurst) for about 3hrs and the next day when i was giving it a bath it looked as if the passanger side, the one that was in the dipper part, was higher than the drivers side. I measured the hight from the wheel arch to the ground and found that the passenger side was 30mm higher than the drivers. It is also a little feels a little softer when i push on the bonnet, i cant really feel any difference in the handling, even when pressing on. I can for the life of me think of what it might be. Any ideas would be of great help

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    When did you measure it?

    Did it settle back to normal?

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    i measured it yesterday, the day afeter the parking incident, it still looks a little higher today, i was reading previous postings from phasis about uprated shocks, could it be somthing wrong with them, i goning to give straightway peugeot a buzz tonight, ive got a service due at the end of nov,i dont know if it can wait. I'd rather nip any porblem in the bud before it turns more serious. I know straightway will give me a huge quote. shit
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    hi s16, the reason for your pugs uneven stance, would be more due to the loads the drivers (EDIT) side receives, during the course of normal driving, rather than leaving the car for several hrs, on a "funny slope".

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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by pugjet:
    [QB]hi s16, the reason for your pugs uneven stance, would be more due to the loads the drivers (EDIT) side receives, during the course of normal driving, rather than leaving the car for several hrs, on a "funny slope".

    Are you insinuating that s16 is a lard arse?? mallet
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    ... roll_lau .

    Now, sir BogMaster , with that comment, youve probably ruled out any chance of s16 rockn up to our "melbourne cruise"
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    Im not saying s16 's a quote unquote "lard arse". Maybe he tends to take alotta left handers
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    I would think the squatting on one side could only be accounted for by the springs. The shocks/struts are not able to locate themselves, rather just control the up and down movement whereas the springs have a natural resting point dependant on the load on them.
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    My car was measured both sides before and after spring and shock replacement. It was a fair bit lower on the drivers side. This is normal for a car with over 100000kms I figure. Or maybe the last owner was a lard arse!

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    both me and the previous owner are far from lard arse status, the car has done 140k, it sounds like a spring/shock replacement, does anyone have a ball park figure on the replacement. Whats the best option OEM or otherwise? Im still interested in the cruise, when is it on?
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    Unless you are doing a lot of track work, stick with the OEM struts. I replaced mine about 6 months ago at a cost of $182+GST for the left and $150+GST for the right. 3 Hours labour.

    It really tightened the ride up especially in quick direction changes.

    You may also need to replace the top mounts of the struts as they could be cracked after 140k, which is what mine has done.

    Springs, you could try lowered Eibach. The car will sit much flatter in corners but at the sake of ride quality.

    Havea look at the pics in the members gallery or in my gallery here.

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    yeah, i've seen the pics of yours, it sure looks tough, i like your rego to, i think i might give the springs a go. Thanks mate
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