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Old 06-04-2014, 10:27 AM   #1
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Left front, out.

I have an '11 SS that I bought new with, IIRC, ~150 miles on on the clock. There's absolutely no evidence the car was in a wreck, and the dealer didn't disclose that the car had been in a wreck, but I've noticed the left front is ~1/4" further out than the right front. It's pretty obvious by eye with 285's on the car that the edge of the left front tire is closer to the fender than the right front.

Has anyone else noticed this?
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:23 AM   #2
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I have an '11 SS that I bought new with, IIRC, ~150 miles on on the clock. There's absolutely no evidence the car was in a wreck, and the dealer didn't disclose that the car had been in a wreck, but I've noticed the left front is ~1/4" further out than the right front. It's pretty obvious by eye with 285's on the car that the edge of the left front tire is closer to the fender than the right front.

Has anyone else noticed this?
Out from the center as in the knuckle/hub is 1/4" further from the center?

You are taking about 6mm or so.......From seeing your other post I assume you have the Detroit Speed Coilovers on the car and have made other updates to bushings or at least had things apart. Any number of things you have touched including alignment settings could account for this?
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Out from the center as in the knuckle/hub is 1/4" further from the center?
Apparently.

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Any number of things you have touched including alignment settings could account for this?
There's absolutely nothing changed that could cause this.

I also didn't just notice it. It's something I noticed a couple years ago when I put wider tires on the front. Since, to my knowledge, the car has never been wrecked, I'm curios if anyone else has noticed this on their car.
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There's absolutely nothing changed that could cause this.

I also didn't just notice it. It's something I noticed a couple years ago when I put wider tires on the front. Since, to my knowledge, the car has never been wrecked, I'm curios if anyone else has noticed this on their car.
On my 1LE with 285s on 10s" I have not noticed a diff side to side.

Any chance you fender is just pushed in the 1/4"?

When I ran my Evo VIII in NASA I physically just pulled the front fenders out by hand to help the 275 tires fit without rubbing....I used the tires to judge when the fenders were equal.
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Any chance you fender is just pushed in the 1/4"?
That was one of the things I was wondering. I don't see how the fender could be pushed in, and it doesn't look or appear to be, so I'm wondering if the left fender was stamped differently than the right one (or somehow the fitment is different on the left side)?

While I'm under it today I'm going to look more closely and take some measurements (something I've been meaning to do for awhile).
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Could just be uneven camber. Has it been aligned recently?

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Could just be uneven camber. Has it been aligned recently?
No, it's not the camber.

I hope this doesn't come out the wrong way on a forum, but instead of suggestions as to what it could be, I'd really appreciate it if people could actually measure the distance from the side of the tire to the fender lip on both sides of the front and see if there is a substantial difference.

That's what the question is: does anyone else see this difference on their car?
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No, it's not the camber.

I hope this doesn't come out the wrong way on a forum, but instead of suggestions as to what it could be, I'd really appreciate it if people could actually measure the distance from the side of the tire to the fender lip on both sides of the front and see if there is a substantial difference.

That's what the question is: does anyone else see this difference on their car?

Measure in which direction? Forward, rear, or up?

From my rim lip to the front edge of the wheel well is just under 6", I'd say 5&7/10.
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^^thats with zero suspension mods^^. That's next week
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Omni, thanks for the measurement, but what I'm talking about is this: if you were to kneel in front of each tire with the wheels straight, and look at them straight on, my left wheel/tire is ~1/4 (or more) further out then the right.

This is something I doubt most people would notice, it just so happens I've spent a LOT of time looking at the front of my car, AND, I run a fairly wide front tire which makes it more noticeable as the side of the tire is closer to the fender.

So what I'm looking for is a measurement from the fender lip at the highest point, straight across to the tire. The numbers really don't matter as long as you measure the same points on each side. The main thing is: is it the same dimension on both sides? If not, how far off is it? And is there less gap on the left side?

Right now I'm dumbfounded as to why this is. Depending on if other people see the same thing on their cars or not will help be investigate the issue further.

Thanks.
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I see now. I think the measurements you need would require removing the front wheels. May be a dumb question BUT, do you have the stock staggered setup (rims)? Is there any possibility that a rear wheel is on a front hub? Believe it or not, I took my car to a dealer for "just an oil change" and the idiots rotated my wheels. I had one rear wheel on the front on one side. Crazy right?!
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Measuring the tire to fender thing is not the accurate thing to do since the front panels aren't evenly put onto place ask me how I know. Take off the front wheels and make sure the front rear trailing arm is positioned similar on each side, there is like 4mm of play in the hole that front rear arm bolts on to.
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Measuring the tire to fender thing is not the accurate thing to do since the front panels aren't evenly put onto place ask me how I know. Take off the front wheels and make sure the front rear trailing arm is positioned similar on each side, there is like 4mm of play in the hole that front rear arm bolts on to.
Yeah, as noted earlier, that was one of my thoughts. I did take some measurements and everything is OK.
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