Do reverse 180's mess up your alignment? - Chevy Impala SS Forum
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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 04:30 PM
Sweet 82
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My buddies dad said that by doing a reverse 180, it'll screw up your alignment. He has a 95 P71 Vic. I can't really think of anything that would get hurt to bad. You're tires are sliding and taking most of the abuse. Any input?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 07:44 PM
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A reverse 180? As in a J-turn? I don't see why that'd screw up your alignment as those settings are set and are not supposed to be able to change w/o physically unbolting the a-arm cross shafts and tie-rod ends, and moving them manually.
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 08:47 PM
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Maybe if you hit a curb pretty hard while doing it. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

I think the problem comes when you start doing burnouts in reverse. I don't think that's good for your suspension. Now if I could find the post where I read that...
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 10:48 PM
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Rockford could always drive straight after doing one...
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 10:56 PM
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Originally posted by 9C1scott:
Maybe if you hit a curb pretty hard while doing it. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

I think the problem comes when you start doing burnouts in reverse. I don't think that's good for your suspension. Now if I could find the post where I read that...
I don't know about the suspension, but the ring-and-pinion in the rear end is set up to only take major torque while going forward. Probably wouldn't hurt much, but may chew on the gears a bit.
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 11:01 PM
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Originally posted by Brandon9C1:
I don't know about the suspension, but the ring-and-pinion in the rear end is set up to only take major torque while going forward. Probably wouldn't hurt much, but may chew on the gears a bit.
Yeah, that's what I meant... that and the U-joints. [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 11:42 PM
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Can you say Bye Bye Posi? Probably bad for the bearings as well.
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 11:54 PM
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I know the rear suspension geometry is pretty prone to axle hop if you do a hard enough reverse burnout, and the gears don't like it...but I also can't see anything that doesn't cause a hard impact doing any damage to your allignment settings other than driving a ton and wearing parts out over the course of thousands of miles.
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-19-2004, 07:40 AM
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Not a reverse burnout, but flying backward, cutting the wheel and spinning the front end around facing forward.
Yeah, Rockford style .
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-19-2004, 09:37 AM
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If you have to ask if it will f*ck up something on your car, well you probably shouldn't do it anyways....and where are you going to try it? The freeway? Just doesn't sound like a good idea, and I think the alignment should be the least of your worries if you wanted to try some stuntman sh*t like that.

PS> If you do, for some crazy reason, decide to do it. Make sure to get it on vid, and post it here
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