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ZaXoS
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« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2016, 05:31:38 AM »

will an alignment change ride height on the miata? Say within half an inch or less?
Still trying to figure out why all my wheels are on different ride height within .25 or so from each other (left to right)
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« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2016, 12:45:51 PM »

Just set your ride height to a height in which you feel comfortable and don't worry about what the helper springs look like.  The helpers don't have any sort of affect on handling.
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« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2016, 01:08:18 PM »

will an alignment change ride height on the miata? Say within half an inch or less?
Still trying to figure out why all my wheels are on different ride height within .25 or so from each other (left to right)

It is normal for the standard suspension to be different on each corner.  It's actually normal for coilovers to be different if you adjust them for corner weighting and not even ride height.

As for your question, no, ride height affects alignment not the other way around.
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« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2016, 02:50:32 PM »

Just set your ride height to a height in which you feel comfortable and don't worry about what the helper springs look like.  The helpers don't have any sort of affect on handling.

Thanks.  It looks like 13 is as high as the V-Maxx wants to go.  At 13.5 there were almost no adjustment threads left and I was concerned about coil bind, though the car did ride quite well.  I didn't think the helper springs should be bound with the suspension unloaded, but I guess that doesn't matter much.

   
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