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Chiming in here. Mine is dead on 14 inches from the center of the hub cap to the high part of the arch on the rears. Only 39,500 on the odo.
 

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Same as me, what about your front suspension?
 

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Fronts are the same

Same as me, what about your front suspension?
14 inches as well on Fronts. My S40 sits higher but they have 16 in wheels.
Yeah it sits low- but not as low as my previous '13 Miata :cool:
 

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14 inches as well on Fronts. My S40 sits higher but they have 16 in wheels.
Yeah it sits low- but not as low as my previous '13 Miata :cool:
Thanks for sharing your info. I also have a S40 with 16" wheels. And it's ride height is 1 inch higher, Front and rear.

But if I measure from the pinch welds to the ground, the C70 measures in the 4.75" the front and 6" in the rear. The S40 measures 6" all around.
 

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14 inches as well on Fronts. My S40 sits higher but they have 16 in wheels.
Yeah it sits low- but not as low as my previous '13 Miata :cool:
We had a '91 Miata for nine years! Not sure it would even clear the approach angle on one side of our garage apron. The C70 will actually 'bottom out' just a touch if both My Darling and I are in the car(owing more to my 245# vs her slight weight, of course).
 

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Discussion Starter · #26 · (Edited)
Update:

I ended up doing a S40 front suspension conversion on my C70.

I went to the junkyard and picked up both front strut assemblies for ~$80. at home I disassembled, cleaned and inspected all parts and everything looked good.



Yesterday I installed those on the car and now it has 14.25 inches of ride height on the front wheels.




The old struts and bump stops were SHOT!, the springs weren't broken but I'm not sure if they're good or not



The car ride quality has improved a lot, night and day difference!. So for now, it's fixed.

Now i’m waiting for the double bolts I ordered online to arrive so I can finally install the OEM strut brace I got last week:

 

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Well done!
 

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Thank you!
 

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Glad you got it straightened out! I hope your used parts hold up better than mine did, they do look a lot better than the ones that I had sourced.

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Glad you got it straightened out! I hope your used parts hold up better than mine did, they do look a lot better than the ones that I had sourced.

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Thank you!, for what these used parts costed me, I thought better give these a shot before pulling the trigger on new parts. Especially when I had no idea what exactly was bad. Worst case scenario, I'll do it again, removal and replacement was way easier than I expected.
 

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Great job!


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Thank you!, for what these used parts costed me, I thought better give these a shot before pulling the trigger on new parts. Especially when I had no idea what exactly was bad. Worst case scenario, I'll do it again, removal and replacement was way easier than I expected.
I'd love to find a '13 left tail light assembly for under $200 !! I've actually never tried any boneyards around central Texas. Not sure how many dead C70s would be around here.
 

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I'd love to find a '13 left tail light assembly for under $200 !! I've actually never tried any boneyards around central Texas. Not sure how many dead C70s would be around here.
In 4 years of visiting all 3 LKQ pick your part junkyards in Houston (They’re like Six flags parks for me!), I’ve only seen two, a 2008 and 2007. Last one was there 4 months ago and was a flooded and badly neglected one.



And I’ve never seen a C30 there yet.

Check online, there’s a LKQ in Austin. And many others.

If you go make sure you have a bag with the right tools before you go!

Good luck!


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I’ve never bought from Erie Volvo, but I’ve seen they have a pretty good inventory of quality parts. Their prices seem to be ok for me. But I’ve always found a better price, Either at the Junkyard, eBay or OfferUp.


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