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Car rides too low causing trunk to hit as i go over bumps

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You installed smaller tires or you need to replace the struts and/or shocks. If it is smaller tires, change them to bigger tires. Usually inside the door on the side panels near the door hinge there are stickers that suggest the tire size proper for your car.

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