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Please enter your ride-height here!

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This is not D8/D9 specific so we can all have a go here.

Anyway, I have been noticing 406's driving around with quite a low front end as if it has sunk a bit over the years.

I thought if I post up my ride height we could all compare measurements which would give us a clue as to anything going wrong on the front suspension.

Here's how to measure through the centre of the hub, and park on level ground
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My ride height from the floor to wheel arch roll-in was:
  • 680mm - 1999 D9 model
Please post your measures up so we can compare.

Thanks

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1998 D8LXDT 680mm
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1999 D9,measured few weeks back before the lowering: 680mm sharp.
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Hmmm, 679mm pass side and 678mm drivers side. My drive does slope gently :? :mrgreen:
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Guessing this is based on standard profile rubber. Just wondering how much under/over inflated tyres would affect the measurement ?. Anyway on my 1997 D8 it's 660mm. 8)
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Good idea Welly it just proves something what i always thought, my 6 is lower at the front than most.

645mm :cry: 1999 D9 model

Ive said it before on here that my front bumper catches curbs alot, maybe its my heavy V6 lump :cheesy: :frown:
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wes1001 wrote:Guessing this is based on standard profile rubber.
The best way to measure would propably be from the wheel arch to the center of the wheel...
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iv had mine lowerd from the bottom front bumper to the floor a whopping


7 inches! :D
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Mmmmm, Tooty's 645mm is pretty low :? I saw a V reg petrol last week which looked much lower at the front than mine, hence the thread.

Wonder what's going on? And I'm not sure the V6 engine is that heavy is it?

Hasn't the HDi got an aluminium block? :oops:
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1998 D8 2,1 TD estate 205/60 R 15 640mm
2004 D9 2,0 HDi estate 205/60 R 15 685mm
Ditto with 195/65 R 15 690mm

The D8 clouts every damn thing going, I very nearly didn't look at another one until I noticed how much higher the D9s sit. The XUD11 is a heavy old lump (the whole car seems to be almost 100kg heavier than the 1,9) I'm not surprised the springs are surrendering.

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2000 D9... 205/55/16 690mm :?
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Welton wrote:Image
Is that a slick you're running there Welly? :cheesy:
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I could tell straight away Welly that your 6 rides higher than mine. The gap between your rubber and the wing looks mahoosive.

My old lady is on 137k now so maybe the suspension is getting a little worn now?

While im here, when i got my 6 over 2 years ago it never used to scare the sh*t outta me when id lob it into a corner, now she feel like she wants to swap ends? :(
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[quote="steve "smartie-pants" earwig"]
Welton wrote:[picture of my tyre]
Is that a slick you're running there Welly? :cheesy:[/quote]

I thought that but the picture has made the outer edge look worse than it is. The centre tread is at 3-4mm and the edge is about 2-3mm. Not fantastic but the law states you must have a minimum of 1.6mm over 75% of the surface.

Having said all that I would not like to run the winter with 1.6mm tryes, or my current tyres for that matter so will be changing them in due course.

I thank yaw.
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TooT wrote:While im here, when i got my 6 over 2 years ago it never used to scare the sh*t outta me when id lob it into a corner, now she feel like she wants to swap ends? :(
It will feel like that, it's like having a big dead horse nailed to your radiator grille :|

You may have a problem with both springs where the endy-bit has snapped off in the cup thing [/Peugeot master technician winner 2006].

I had a rear one go which gave me an instant 15mm drop on one side! The spring replacement is quite cheap although you would be wise to check all wishbones, arms, bushes, etc etc.
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