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1hotfocus 11-28-2012 08:23 AM

Problems after installing doms rear lca's
 
The car seems to sit a bit higher with the perches all the way down, and also after a quick test drive felt like the rear was wobbly as hell. I gave a look (knowing the alignment was off obviously changing then out) but then actual rear tires are pointed inward as well as the rear of the the rear tires (hope i dont confuse) being pointed outward.) I have adjustable toe links I am installing tomorrow, and was wondering if an alignment would straighten on the tires to run straight, not pointed inward in the rear as they are now. The steering wheel does need to be held at a slight angle at certain speeds to drive straight.

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hurtinfocus 11-28-2012 08:34 AM

if you have adjustable lower control arms AND adjustable toe arms, they will be able to properly align the car and get the tires to run straight.

1hotfocus 11-28-2012 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by hurtinfocus (Post 4473993)
if you have adjustable lower control arms AND adjustable toe arms, they will be able to properly align the car and get the tires to run straight.

Picture added. Can an alignment really align them so?

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doubles 11-28-2012 09:04 AM

a 4 point alignment will fix this problem as my 2000 did the same thing on rear wheels they were leaning in at top and out at bottom took it in for a 4 point alignment and problem solved

felixthecat 11-28-2012 09:17 AM

Any time you put the suspension apart you need to do a alignment. Before you add the toe-links make sure you add boots to them to protect the heim joints from dirt/dust & do not grease or oil them up. Then the tech will adjust your camber & then the toe on the rear first & then adjust the toe on the front after doing the rear, w/ getting the s/w straight. As far as the rear height & the spring perchs all the way down, the only thing left is to run shorter springs. I've seen where the springs perchs are set a few inches from the bottom & the car was sitting pretty low. Be interested in where he figured the height of the perches compared to the stock arms. Did you get a chance to compare his arms & the stock ones side by side? Just looking in pix the stock arms have pretty low spring pockets.

J0EC00L 01-12-2014 08:34 PM

I just finished putting on Doms rear LCA today and my car went from being tight as a virgin to all over the place in the rear. I already had his Toe and Camber arms on as well as rear brace.

I am hoping its just an alignment issue with the weeble wobble rear. Will find out soon.

Did yours get right after the alignment 1hotfocus?

Peace.
Joe


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