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Old 03-21-2017, 10:16 AM   #1
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Default Rear suspension bent

Well time to fix the car. During the last race that same wannabe hit us in the L-R wheel. Bent something. Wheel is cambered out so bad that the inside of the tire rubs on the strut and gets damaged.



I could see the bend in the strut so I replaced it, but the wheel is still cambered. I inspected the lateral arms, the trailing arms, the stabilizer links are new, any ideas on where to be lookin to find the part that needs replacing back there?


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Old 03-26-2017, 10:47 AM   #2
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Default Re: Rear suspension bent

What have you found? Knuckle or hub replacement?

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Old 03-26-2017, 11:23 AM   #3
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Default Re: Rear suspension bent

Stock struts can have the camber adjusted, slightly. I had a friend, that raced dirt track. Rules didn't permit suspension upgrades, and he used a 1992 Saturn SL2. He kept the left tires cambered fairly heavy, but his struts had to remain stock.

He had his adjustments made by a local alignment shop. They were able to put almost 4.5 of POSITIVE camber in his left front wheel. I don't recall the settings he had for the rear.

Take it to an alignment shop and see if they can adjust it back to where you need it. For circuit/autocross, you should only need maybe 0.5-1.0 of negative camber.

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