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Ride height

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:06 pm
by RudyM
Hi all,

This might sound like a strange question, but has anyone else’s C-HR dropped to the ground?

My ground clearance went from 15cm (when new in October) down to 11,5 cm.

I’ve done nothing to the car (except drive it for 11k miles).

My dealer said this is normal, but I had a look at other C-HRs driving around and mine definitely seems lower...

Re: Ride height

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:37 pm
by drabisan
Can't hold myself! It's getting older and shorter?
I would invite the dealer for a serious discussion! (S)He's talking crap!

Re: Ride height

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:15 am
by Kostas_F
RudyM wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:06 pm
Hi all,

This might sound like a strange question, but has anyone else’s C-HR dropped to the ground?

My ground clearance went from 15cm (when new in October) down to 11,5 cm.

I’ve done nothing to the car (except drive it for 11k miles).

My dealer said this is normal, but I had a look at other C-HRs driving around and mine definitely seems lower...
I've got the same feeling after 27000km on my CHR.
Last week I took off the plastic "eyebrows" in front of the wheels. I know people that had serious damage from these, touching to the ground.

Re: Ride height

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:22 pm
by dimgr
defective springs ?

Re: Ride height

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:14 pm
by RudyM
My plastic eyebrows are gone, I kept catching them.

I must state that I live in a very rural area and most roads aren't even paved...

I've learned that the C-HR doesn't like going off-road...

Re: Ride height

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:24 pm
by raija
Is this a joke? I don't understand what it is all about. Plastic eyebrows?

If this is not a joke, could someone explain this. Can't car drop 3,5 cm lower suddenly, can it?

Re: Ride height

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:38 am
by kelvin66
Mine measures 12 cm from the front plastic flaps to the ground. It's covered 12,000 miles. Ground clearance at middle of car is 20 cm.
This seems normal according to this Youtube;

You shouldn't ground the flaps as the wheel is so close unless you are on very bumpy road. You might scrape them parking perpendicularly close to a pavement...

Re: Ride height

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:58 am
by RudyM
kelvin66 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:38 am
Mine measures 12 cm from the front plastic flaps to the ground. It's covered 12,000 miles. Ground clearance at middle of car is 20 cm.
This seems normal according to this Youtube;

You shouldn't ground the flaps as the wheel is so close unless you are on very bumpy road. You might scrape them parking perpendicularly close to a pavement...


The height in the middle is 11,5 cm in mine (so it’s dropped more than I thought)

I have to take mine off-road to get home and the flaps had to be taken off as I was constantly grinding them off.

It’s at a garage now as my backend went wobbly.

Re: Ride height

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:45 am
by dimgr
can you post a picture ?

Re: Ride height

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:02 pm
by raija
Thank you. Now I understand.I know how to measure ground clearance but I didn't understand what those "plastic flaps" do in this situation. I think the measurement should be done under the suspension of the car?