Fixed my leaning Imp. - Chevy Impala SS Forum
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-10-2003, 08:14 PM
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Back in Feburary of this year I happen to hit a 6"x6"x12" peice of wood in the road doing about 65mph. I hit it right on my passenger side tire. Fortunately I allready had a new set of rims and tires on order because the factory rim was trashed. After installing the new rims and tires I imediately took the car in for an allignment. To my suprise the wasn't far out of spec. A few months later a friend of mine from work pointed out that my car was leaning to the passenger side while driving down the road. [img]graemlins/4.gif[/img] There were no visible signs of anything being bent or broke and the wheel was still centered in the wheel well so I speculated that I shocked the spring on the front and it was saging. I then purchased and installed a set of Hotchkis springs but the problem was still there.
After a month of tring to get a frame shop to look at my car I was finally refered to a man that did frame work out of shop behind his house. After talking with him he said that it was highly unlikely that my frame was bent or twisted. He recomended replacing the upper and lower control arms first. Going with his advice that is what I did. To mine and my cousin's(a highly reputable mechanic of 20 years)disbelief it fixed the problem. Even after having both control arms off the car for a close inspection neithe one of us could find any signs of stress or warpage in the components. [img]graemlins/.gif[/img]
Just so that you know the car was sitting 3/4" low on the passenger side.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-10-2003, 09:49 PM
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hah, thanks for the info, my 9c1 leans to the passenger also!
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-14-2003, 09:41 AM
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Mine too, I knew I wasnt seeing sh!t!


Later, G
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