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Old 01-12-2013, 06:20 AM   #1
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Increased ground clearance between 2008 and 2010 Sedan

Hi all,

I know I have not posted much here, but I wish I had more to share with the rest of the forum. You guys are great and always enjoy reading about all the mods even though I can't get any of them where I live.

Anyway, does anyone know of an increase in ground clearance from 2008 to 2010 and later models of the stock sedan?

I have a 2008 Sedan (185/60/R15) myself and 2 other 2010 Sedan (175/60/R14) one for a member in the family and the other for a neighbor. I always found that the tire clearance on the 2010 is more than what I have. I though it is due to the smaller tire, which led to the difference in the ground clearance.

However, I have had the chance to compare same model sedan (2008) to mine but with the smaller tire size and there is minimal difference.
I also got the chance to compare different tire size on the 2010 models also where I also found minimal difference.

The bottom line I found about 1/2 an inch (0.5 inch) in ground clearance between 2008 and 2010 models.

Can anyone confirm?
Is it possible that Toyota started putting higher spring/shock absorbers starting with 2010 models?

I always thought the only difference is the front grill !
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:23 AM   #2
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:20 AM   #3
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LOL, might indeed be different springs.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:45 AM   #4
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Springs get tired as they age. You are probably just noticing spring sag.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:55 AM   #5
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Springs get tired as they age. You are probably just noticing spring sag.
The other cards have more mileage than I do. I have around 32000 KM (~20K miles). I've been checking other cars and it seems that all older models (2008) have the same height and are all lower than newer 2010 models.

Either way, I am only concerned that if in the future I need or want to change something in the suspension there won't be like a million variations of the same part.

Thanks guys.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:21 PM   #6
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Start looking at part numbers... There is a reference to a "Rough Road Package" in the suspension section of the factory shop manual. It could be you are seeing some cars with it and some without in your market.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:49 AM   #7
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That's right

I didn't see that part before. It might just explain the difference.
The Dealer would have started getting them with the rough road package starting from 2010.

Good catch Jason.
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