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I jacked up the car and took off the sensor arm. I put it all back and I also added a couple of small washers at the bottom of the control arm to try and make it go down a bit (I know... I shouldn't need to do this)

It's raining a lot here today so I won't take it out. I will go for a drive tomorrow and see if I can get that corner down a bit.

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Well rightly or wrongly, I installed 3 washers and it's what I would consider normal now
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The washer method is cheap and works well
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Hi,

OK so that worked for you, but it does mean, like I said earlier, that the only problem is that the Calibration is in fact wrong
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Hi Dave

Yep, I know I need to get it calibrated - I've tried a few times at different indies, but they either don't know how to do it properly, or don't have the right equipment. So I think my only option is the dealer. This just makes me nervous. I am in downtown Toronto with a huge dealership and I've heard they are very expensive. I don't mind paying to do it right, but I'm afraid I will just end up dealing with a service sales person who's just going to run off a big list of things they advise me to do.

I'm going to monitor it for a bit. Do you think I should get an alignment after making the height adjustment?

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If the alignment was good before you changed the ride height, it should be good now.

Just enjoy the car, but keep an eye out for any problems...
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Ride Height affects Caster/Camber and toe big time and I think ur air suspension valve block needs replacement with the better plastic bodied ones along with a new filter and rubber holder
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Ithink these are better than aluminum bodied ones
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Hi @oliverp ,

Trouble is the Stealers likely won't do a decent job either

I'd do as @wallyp says, monitor it to make sure the Tyres aren't wearing an edge and if it's good, leave well alone ............

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Hey Oliver,
I am a little late to the party since was on vaca and got in late last night BUT have you done upper control arms?? If you have, check this...https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...then-rest.html
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