Rear wheel offset

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  1. 97SuperSixx

    97SuperSixx Well-Known Member

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    I finally got my bbs wheels on my car and noticed that it appears my right wheel sits in alittle bit more than the left. Is this normal?
     
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    Ferocious Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    No that is not normal.
    If they're real bbs they should have the specs engraved onto them. Check and make sure the wheels match.

    If they do, the problem is with the car, not the wheels.
    Did you install the wheels correctly? Are you running spacers? Maybe one side of the car is lower than the other giving you the impression on sits further in?
     
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    They are real bbs rx rims. All are exactly the same and theres no spacers yet. Idk it looks level to me but iguess ill try spacers. Maybe its an illusion
     
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    Actually this could be normal. The live axle on the car isn't necessarily dead center to the body. Mine's not, there's a bit more gap on my right side. For you, what's a little bit? Are we talking an inch or less? If so, I'd say it's normal. Also, when installing my panhard bar, the instructions from MM specifically say to measure the distance between the tire and bottom of the fender arch (horizontally) for this reason, and go on to say that it wouldn't be surprising if the measurements from each side weren't identical. Without knowing your difference, initially, I'd say don't sweat it.
     
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    Its about an inch difference lol
     
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    Personally, I think it's normal and you shouldn't sweat it.
     
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    Yeah that's normal. Some cars have more of an off-center rear end than others. One way to correct this is to get adjustable upper control arms.
     
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    I would flip a ***** over a whole inch lol. I get annoyed if there's more than 1cm of difference in my setup. You guys have alot of tolerance.
     
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    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    It depends. Also, there could be some damage on the torque boxes or the bushings in the RLCA's. Some Mustangs don't come out square to the suspension pick up points. It just depends. Mine's not an inch out, but it's certainly not the same. It can be corrected with things like a pandhard bar or replacement LCA's if there's damage.