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Tried searching without much luck. Seems like 04's sit higher stock than the later year models. Here's a quick pic of when my car was stock on the left and an 05' R that definitely sits lower. Any idea why and what are the differences. Seems like lowering on the same springs, the 04' will still sit higher.<p><IMG SRC="http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/8058/51111758ec8.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Do 04's sit higher than the rest? (MancUnited1)

SUM revision?<p>Before my '05 SR was lowered, it sat higher than my wifes '04 VR.
 

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Re: Do 04's sit higher than the rest? (xman03)

2005-2007 owner's are heavier.
 

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On which side? All the Rs I've seen sit a little higher on one side of the other and from one car to the next. I've seen other Rs of the same year that sit a good inch lower than mine for no particular reason.
 

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On all sides, it's noticeable higher all around, even measured the bumper clearance to verify. How can SUM revision change the ride height?
 

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SUM cannot change ride height.<p>How many miles, what kind of roads has the car seen, etc? Springs do settle over time which is odd. With the older SUM, maybe your shocks have less travel and your springs don't see as much stress?
 

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There's just too much of a difference in the ride height for that to be the factor. In other cars be it new or with a 100k on it, the height is very similar. Also the lower 05' R has less miles on it in the picture.
 

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Re: Do 04's sit higher than the rest? (MagoonR)

Heavier in the pants, yes you are correct!!! I'm talking below the belt and above the knees. That general area!! Booo yaaaa!! 05 keeping it alive!!
 

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No change in spring part numbers that i know of, perhaps there was a change in the spring material which made them ride a little lower?
 

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Re: Do 04's sit higher than the rest? (hoagrod)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hoagrod</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Heavier in the pants, yes you are correct!!! I'm talking below the belt and above the knees. That general area!! Booo yaaaa!! 05 keeping it alive!!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Time to hit up the gym to lose some of that ass fat! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Do 04's sit higher than the rest? (xman03)

I'm talking front side. Junk in the front!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Do 04's sit higher than the rest? (hoagrod)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hoagrod</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm talking front side. Junk in the front!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> Nooo it's junk in the trunk.. rhymes way better.
 

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Re: Do 04's sit higher than the rest? (hoagrod)

AAAAAAAAHHHHH !!!!!! Too much bodykit without winglets !!!! It burns my eyes !!!!
 

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Re: Do 04's sit higher than the rest? (TravZilla)

^^ rofl!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Do 04's sit higher than the rest? (xman03)

I've measured Volvos, same car, same year, more or less the same mileage and they were more than an INCH apart in height!<br>They're all different<br>If both of you put your front winglets back on they would look lower!<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Do 04's sit higher than the rest? (xman03)

I dont rember last night after the 5th shot i was GONE!!!!!!!! yea mommas car was lower then your I have no real guess why, but its weard, should go back in and check my pis befor i was low boy
 
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