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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-23-2003, 10:10 PM
curtis73
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I just realized while looking at my car the other day. The axle is shifted to the right. Its lowered with Intrax springs, so the tires are just at about the level of the fender cutout. On the driver's side, I can fit almost 3 fingers in between the fender and the tire. On the passenger side I can't even fit ONE! The crazy thing is, the thrust angle checks out. Short of cutting and welding, how do I correct a shift to the SIDE? I want to put 315s back there and they sure as heck won't fit and I'm not getting different offsets to compensate.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-24-2003, 01:40 AM
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Short answer : it's normal, and probably has been that way from day 1

Longer answer : for 17x11" rims, different offsets are pretty much mandatory unless you want to raise the car back up.....WAAAAY up.
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-24-2003, 07:08 PM
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My SS did that after hitting a curb and the guys insisted that everthing measured up fine but you fan clearly see that one tire is way closer to the fender than the other. Not to be confused with the crooked axle issue from the factory. I was told that someone else had this issue and the dealer was able to fix it. Had something to do with the bushings. Still have to fix mine though.
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-24-2003, 10:15 PM
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The body might not have been put on the frame straight. Measure how far the wheel is from the frame rail on both sides.
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-25-2003, 06:54 AM
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This is not unusual, like Ed said it probably came that way.
You may be able to move the body over slightly on the frame; if you haven't done the body bushing mod this might be a good time.
I have big hands and my 3 fingers measure 2.5"

I don't know how fat your fingers are, but it sounds like you have 2" clearance on one side and 1/2" on the other.
It does almost sound like a curb incident, during a drifting demo in the past.
If so, new control arms and bushings could help,
That is more than the typical misfit.
I'm guessing the max you could get from moving the body would be 1/2", that could get you to
1" and 1.5"
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-28-2003, 04:07 PM
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Well, I never hit a curb, but I do give the car it daily flogging of hard driving. Thanks for all the replies!
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