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My car feels lower than most scrapes everytime i go over a ramp no matter how slowly i take it

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Ride height is directly affected by springs. Old warn out springs will sag. Also if the car weighed down with alot of stuff it will cause the car to ride lower. If the springs are OE I would suggest replacing them with quick struts.

Quick struts are a shock absourber and spring assemby.

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