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I ignored the fact that my Subie seemed to lean to the left when setting in the garage. I figured the floor had a little slant to the drain. Well I finally decided to check. Yup the left side is 1/2" lower than the right. I measured at the wheel well, and to the bottom of the door handles. Bringing it in today to get it checked out. They'll probable try to blame it on the heavier duty sway bar. but it was tilting prior to me installing it.

Will let you know what the outcome is later.
 

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Good luck; this is well documented in other areas of the forums and there's practically nothing they can do about it; in fact, they'll take you out to the lot and show you how basically every other one does this and just ignore it.

It bugs the **** out of me in the garage where I have a straight-line frame of reference, however any other time I don't even notice it
 

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My 4runner leaned. My G500 leaned. My friend's Lexus GX leaned.
 

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I ignored the fact that my Subie seemed to lean to the left when setting in the garage. I figured the floor had a little slant to the drain. Well I finally decided to check. Yup the left side is 1/2" lower than the right. I measured at the wheel well, and to the bottom of the door handles. Bringing it in today to get it checked out. They'll probable try to blame it on the heavier duty sway bar. but it was tilting prior to me installing it.

Will let you know what the outcome is later.
Maybe you should have purchased a 2012 rather than a 20120.
 

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I ignored the fact that my Subie seemed to lean to the left when setting in the garage. I figured the floor had a little slant to the drain. Well I finally decided to check. Yup the left side is 1/2" lower than the right. I measured at the wheel well, and to the bottom of the door handles. Bringing it in today to get it checked out. They'll probable try to blame it on the heavier duty sway bar. but it was tilting prior to me installing it.

Will let you know what the outcome is later.
Maybe it is to compensate for the weight of a driver as sole the occupant.
 

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My 4runner leaned. My G500 leaned. My friend's Lexus GX leaned.
Your 4 runner probably leaned rearwards as well. They all look like they are doing wheelies. Did Toyota put a bunch of bad springs in these vehicles?
 

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Maybe it is to compensate for the weight of a driver as sole the occupant.
That must be it but they forgot to switch sides for the US market being the driver sits on the left and the sag is on the left.
 

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Heavy steering wheel?
 

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The center of the road is higher than the shoulder. The lean compensates for the crown of the road so the car drives level.
 

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The Box of Sees Candy under your seat for those emergency snack attacks could be the culprit or possibly the Jumbo 32oz fruity slurp in the driver side cup holder. ;-)
 

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Perhaps it's deliberate to compensate for the slight tilt to the right most roads have, to facilitate drainage?

Maybe they were inspired by NASCAR...

Edit: Maybe I should have read upflying's earlier post before making this one...

The center of the road is higher than the shoulder. The lean compensates for the crown of the road so the car drives level.
 

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Well, as the other article pointed out here, a lot of others have the same problem. The dealer says they measured on their very level garage and saw no difference. Put it up on the rack and said no leaking struts, etc. Said maybe my garage floor tilts!! Well the car still should show the same measurement from the floor to the top of the wheel arches I would think. Anyway, forgot to back it into the garage to see if the sag reverses. Bet it don't!!! Will let ya know how that works out later.

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Backed it in the garage, no difference! Even measured from the floor to the area you use when jacking it up. Also 1/2" difference. I really don't know what to do about this???
 

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"Better then the right" is what i always say! LOL

Holy crap...
 

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Perhaps it's deliberate to compensate for the slight tilt to the right most roads have, to facilitate drainage?
See two post like this.. That may be a correct statement in the design. It would end up tracking straight on a road with a crown instead of wanting to drift toward the right as most cars would..... of course that is just a theory...

Of course it could also be so it's easier to grab that 1000 calorie milk shake at mcdonalds, and the weight of the driver has caused it to sag in the process... :D In that case you need the optional kryptonite springs!
 
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