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Old 07-10-2006, 11:14 AM   #1
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Trip will be approximately 3,100 miles each way. I'm prepping the car by ensuring all systems are up to snuff and working 100%.

Double checking everything possible and an oil change will be done right before leaving, once I arrive and as soon as I return. Being all highway miles and cruising.. a little over 3,000 miles...I'll be fine.

Coolant system has been flushed and cleaned a couple times, and ready.
Fresh struts all the way around
AC freon level is right on.
Will have some fluids and tools in the trunk.

Really...my only question is..since I recently replaced my ELC compressor and was playing around with the height sensor adjustment.. which is better...to run with the back end a little higher or lower?
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Having moved all across the earth, with all my belogings in the car. I would perfer to have the rear of the car at normal ride heigth or sightly higher. Because of my car lacking ELC the rear of my car squates way to much causing a crappy ride (bottoming out over bumps) not to mention the headlights aimed differently and different view of the front of the car....you will have the ELC to compensate....leave the car as it is now, and the ELC will inflate it to the proper heigth
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I recently replaced my ELC compressor and was playing around with the height sensor adjustment..
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and the ELC will inflate it to the proper heigth
Ride height has been changed...I'd like to know which way is best, for ride and mileage.
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I set mine slightly higher. adjusting the nut on the elc switch, I just moved it a hair.
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I recently replaced my ELC compressor and was playing around with the height sensor adjustment..
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and the ELC will inflate it to the proper heigth
Ride height has been changed...I'd like to know which way is best, for ride and mileage.
ok..... you car (since adjustment) now has the proper stance....you were too low in the rear before, you are now back to the way the car would have came out of the factory. all of the cars have a higher rear (or should) than the front
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My car is darn near max height switch adjustment.
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This isn't a mechanical issue. Moving...
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This isn't a mechanical issue. Moving...
ha ha
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Me personally, with all the stuff I have am going to try and make the back ride as high as I can.
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This isn't a mechanical issue. Moving...
ha ha
that'* Mod-a-licous... (remember the young whippersnapper who whooped ya at the track)

Sorry..I had based it on the mechanical adjustment of the arm and the vehicle. It'* not a mechanical problem yet though.

Thanks for the swift movement..
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