Problem with the position of the front wheels, what can be done?

Discussion in 'Suspension and Brakes' started by Tally_4.6, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. Tally_4.6

    Tally_4.6 Well-Known Member

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    Clean carfax, and no visible evidence of anything being repaired. Haven't racked the car yet either. But it's buggin the shit out if me.

    Maybe loosen the Kmember bolts and shift it?

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    Passenger side

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    Obviously I want uniformity lol.

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    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    Not sure what's going on there - I would hope it's just the k member out of square. Was there any mod done to the car that would suggest the k member being dropped - new/different oil pan? Aftermarket k member?

    Edit:also, I'm assuming the fender is fitted correct, and you don't have a huge gap between your fender and the front door edge (as in fender pushed forward)...
     
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    Bonestock.

    I've seen this with other sn95s too.

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    i had a 96 gt that was the exact same way, drivers side also. didnt have it long enough to worry about fixing it
     
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    Well shit.
     
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    so it's just the drivers side that's too far back? definitely could try squaring the K member, maybe measure it first to double check. When I installed mine I used plumb bobs from where the rear lower control arm bolts to the frame and matching parts on the K member, measure diagonally and make the measurements the same, or damn close.
     
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    Something is out of whack. Framerails, k-member, control arm(s).

    Does it crabwalk when you drive it?
     
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    Not sure. Only driven it a handful of times.

    What's the worse case scenario? I'm throwing all of my suspension on it anyway. Arms, springs, struts, shocks.

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    I'd be worried if the tub is bent. But if you know it's absolutely not, you gotta fix it with bolt on stuff.
     
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    First take to a frame shop and have it squared up. Hopefully it's only the frame rail has slipped on the body bolts. Worse case is the frame rail is bent and needs straightened.
    After the rail is pulled fwd, then the fender and hood will need realigned. possibly the bumper and head lights too.
    Look closely at the head light alignment in relation to how deep it's set into the bumper or h/l pocket.
     
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    Shit.


    BTW, it's a convertible.
     
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    i really find it hard to believe the frame would be bent without any report or signs of an accident, that would be a pretty significant hit. You can bolt on your new suspension but if the K member isn't aligned new stuff isn't going to help. Unless of course it's the A arm or something that's damaged.
     
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    That's what I'm thinkin' ^

    Update, racked her today. My diagnosis, they hit something fairly hard. Kmember is shifted. Marks on some of the bolts, and you can tell. Xbrace is slightly damaged too.

    I looked pretty hard for serious damage and came up empty. Just suspension related.

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    After I tear it all apart and put my stuff in, Kmember realignment will be addressed.

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    Good luck mang, glad you found something.
     
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    Not at all as bad as it could have been. Hopefully it gets sorted.
     
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    I've got the same issue. I forgot about it until I take a look directly at the side of my car, then it sticks out big time. I have yet to check out the things you've checked out but I'll be having the alignment shop check it over with the measurement tools when I get it aligned, then go from there.

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    At least yours looks even though.

    Upon further inspection the other day, i noticed the lower part of the firewall directly below the hydroboost and next to the downpipe is slightly tweaked. Where 2 layers of steel meet, there is a space separation that isn't on the other side. Other than that i couldn't find anything.
     
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