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Shaun yeulett
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Re capri ride hieght

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What is the suspension height of a standard ford capri , ie from ground the the wheel arches . Can't find any info anywhere . Have a plus 2 lotus elan , manuel gives me this information .
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Re: Re capri ride hieght

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No idea of the ride height but apparently the vehicle should be 1334mm tall, where that is measured I have no idea but at least that should help.
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Re: Re capri ride hieght

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Hi,
I know only height from ground to wheel arches for 2.8i:
front: 22" - 22.5"
rear (with 1/2 tank): 22.5" - 23"
But 2.8i has 1" lower front than standard Capri. Rear is same as standard, if I'm right.

So standard Capri should be:
front: 23" - 23.5"
rear (with 1/2 tank): 22.5" - 23"

Road RS suspension was 1" lower than standard (front and rear).
Race RS suspension was 2" lower than standard (front and rear).


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Shaun yeulett
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Re: Re capri ride hieght

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Great , thanks for the info . Car still on original springs .
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Great , thanks for the info . Car still on original springs .
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Just measured mine 1600 laser, 23 front 24 rear. Reckon leaf springs fitted 2 years ago.
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Re: Re capri ride hieght

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Just measured my 3.0 Ghia and the back is 23.5 and the front is 23. It looks the same as the pictures in the brochures. Out of interest I fiited 1 inch lower front springs earlier this year so maybe that is what they were fitted with at the factoty? Pictures I have on my MK2 Ghia when it was 3 years old look the same.
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