Can someone tell me what the standard ride height for a pre face-lift 147 is? That is, height from ground to the wheel arch lip front and back, unladen.
Mine looks a bit "perched" with a lot of space between the tyre and the wheel arch. Maybe they are all like that unless lowered? Mine is on 17 " wheels and 215/45 tyres.
Correct way is to measure from the center of the wheel to the lip of the arch. By this you don't need to consider effect of different wheel/tyre sizes and tyre wear.
However, few years ago I didnt know it either, and I measured my 1,6 as you describe, from ground. Also on 215/45/17, unladen, with half the tank.
For comparison after installing HR springs it dropped to:
This compares 3-4 years old OEM springs to brand new HR just after install. All springs settle over time, so don't consider few mm as relevant difference.
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