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    Hey, new to the site, lots of good feedback I've been readin up on. I have an '00 Formula WS6 M6, got it about a year ago. Its had several owners before, guy I bought it from made a nice detailed folder of all maintenance receipts.
    Here's the problem, the car sits about 1/2 inch to 1 inch lower on passenger side than drivers side. I changed rear springs and shocks and front struts all to factory, no lowering products. Drives straight as an arrow and hooks up great, just sits lower on passenger side and its startin to irritate me. I actually like the lowered look to it, but first need to figure out why.
    Pontiac dealer could not find anything wrong, figures, but still got the new springs out of me.
    I'll get some pics on here soon

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    There has always been speculation that GM did this on purpose so when the driver gets in the car, the added weight levels out the car. Mine is the same way as what you described, and I know of several others this way
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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    There has always been speculation that GM did this on purpose so when the driver gets in the car, the added weight levels out the car. Mine is the same way as what you described, and I know of several others this way
    Really ? Wow I have never heard of this, mine looks even but maybe I need to look closer ?

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    Thanks Y2KPewterSS, nice ride, I am about to upload some pic here of my pewter Formula WS6. A liitle sigh of relief there, someone told me the lower control arm may be bent? Would that make it sit lower?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocheesews6 View Post
    Thanks Y2KPewterSS, nice ride, I am about to upload some pic here of my pewter Formula WS6. A liitle sigh of relief there, someone told me the lower control arm may be bent? Would that make it sit lower?

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    Its possible on the lower control arm, but I would be suprised, my guess is your car is just fine

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    my '02 WS6 is the same way, I always figured from rebuilding teh car fter it was wrecked. Runs and drives perfect, does not not anything weird....

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    I was thinking about lowering the suspension, new springs shocks etc, any good suggestions on what would work best or from personal preference.
    Been trying to put up some pics, having problems, I'll get em there soon, thanks for help everyone!

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