Do shocks or springs determine ride height?

Do shocks or springs determine ride height?

Bad shocks affect ride and handling, but they won’t change the ride height of the car. TOM: It sounds as if you have worn-out springs in the back. RAY: The springs are there to absorb bumps; that is, to allow the tires to bounce up without making the car bounce up with them.

What is the difference between ground clearance and ride height?

Ride height is another name for ground clearance which is the most basic general dimensions of a vehicle. Ground clearance is the least distance between the lower end of the vehicle body or chassis and the road. It defines the lowermost part of the vehicle in comparison to the ground.

Will new rear shocks raise ride height?

No, new shocks will not increase your ride height. Shocks aren’t stiff enough to support the weight of the vehicle. The weight is supported by the springs and only things that will increase the ride height are stiffer springs, longer springs or spacers between the spring and the frame or axle.

What is the lowest legal height of a car?

However, lowering your vehicle without proper authorisation may not only be illegal but can also be dangerous. In general terms, the road clearance of a fully laden vehicle must not be less than 100mm at any part of the vehicle except a point connected with the wheels or mudflaps.

What is ride height and how do I measure it?

How to Measure Ride Height. Question: What is ride height and how do I measure it? Answer: Ride height is the space between the base of your tire where it touches the ground and the underside of your vehicle.

Is the ride height the same as the ground clearance?

Ground clearance is almost the same thing as ride height, but it is measured simply from the lowest part of your car to the ground. Know the lowest part of your vehicle.

Do You need safety stands for ride height adjustment?

If from outside, at least the first adjustment (rears) requires no safety stands. For the front (again, assuming one in the center of the coach) you absolutely need safety stands. Only exception is to let all the air out of the suspension and verify that you can still safely crawl under the coach.

Is it possible to change the ride height?

Herman, one thing that I forgot to mention is to check the rubber grommets on the rods and replace if needed, sometimes worn grommets will cause enough effect to change ride height as much as two inches. Good luck, don’t remove those air lines while under there, and of course make sure it is blocked accordingly.