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Old 08-21-2012, 11:30 PM
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Rear wheels not even/aligned - Anything adjustable?

So I was finally taking of my remaining 3 mudflaps off my car and made an odd discovery about my rear wheels. My driver's side rear wheel appears to be sitting closer to the back of the fender compared to my passenger side. I was using a stubby phillips screwdriver and noticed that I could fit the entire driver between the tire and the screws that hold on the mudflaps ( on the passenger side) but when I went to take off the screws on the driver's side, the screwdriver kind of wedged itself in and was pretty difficult to get the screws out meaning the gap between the wheel and the back bumper isn't equal (maybe 1/2" difference?).

I need to get an alignment now that I have new wheels/tires and a lift, but this seems like it is pretty far off for a budget boost. Is there some sort of control arm that needs to be adjusted? Any suggestions on testing the alignment (at home) versus maybe the bumper being pushed in or something?
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Re: Rear wheels not even/aligned - Anything adjustable?

First measure you wheel base and compare each side. Also of a another to compare with as well as have come across factory differences before, where all of that model had the same difference left to right. Was to compensate for road camber.
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Re: Rear wheels not even/aligned - Anything adjustable?

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First measure you wheel base and compare each side. Also of a another to compare with as well as have come across factory differences before, where all of that model had the same difference left to right. Was to compensate for road camber.
yupp, as far as adjustments I don't think there is much back there if anything that you can adjust being a solid axle and all.
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Re: Rear wheels not even/aligned - Anything adjustable?

If a wheel is more forward or backward, your talking about caster, and unless you have adjustable control arms, then no. and Just remember cars aren't necessarily symmetrical left to right...
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If a wheel is more forward or backward, your talking about caster, and unless you have adjustable control arms, then no. and Just remember cars aren't necessarily symmetrical left to right...
I was thinking more along the lines of the axle is misaligned, like if viewed from the top it has been rotated a little bit. I hadn’t thought about caster, but I guess that could be the culprit too. I don’t know if I have adjustable anything, aside from the budget boost, it’s stock.
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Re: Rear wheels not even/aligned - Anything adjustable?

Nope, if its a solid axle vehicle there are not adjustments available in the rear. Mostly in the front only on some trucks (lat 90's)


Put it on the alignment rack and look at the spec's and get back to us.
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Re: Rear wheels not even/aligned - Anything adjustable?

don't assume that your body /rear fascia are perfectly symetrical measure wheel hub centre to centre for a quick check ,better yet have a allignment shop verify for you .
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