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Old 07-26-2014, 08:48 AM   #1
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is this suppose to look like this?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pruffolo/14562042318/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pruffolo/14768545853/
I was over looking my ZL1 and something looks off, is the shock towers suppose to be this far from the body?
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Old 07-26-2014, 08:52 AM   #2
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That's normal
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Old 07-26-2014, 11:10 AM   #3
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Mine looks just like that.

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Old 07-26-2014, 11:18 AM   #4
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When you snapped the photo can you remember if had your wheels turned at an angle?
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Old 07-26-2014, 11:55 AM   #5
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straight and flat ground
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Old 07-26-2014, 11:56 AM   #6
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ok thank you for clearing that up for me guys
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:11 PM   #7
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Just because it is common doesn't mean it's normal. I would venture to bet you have a collapsed strut mount.
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Old 07-26-2014, 03:52 PM   #8
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Just because it is common doesn't mean it's normal. I would venture to bet you have a collapsed strut mount.
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Old 07-26-2014, 03:57 PM   #9
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I just went outside to check mine. It looks exactly the same.
Good question, though....
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:27 PM   #10
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Just because it is common doesn't mean it's normal. I would venture to bet you have a collapsed strut mount.
mine looks like that also, and I do not believe I have anything wrong with my car.
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:08 PM   #11
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That is normal.
You can have someone sit in the car and turn the wheels back and forth and they will move.
So no worries.
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:06 PM   #12
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Yeah, maybe the Camaro is different than the G8 based on the same platform. I'm sure you are right, it's fine. http://www.g8board.com/forums/showpo...5&postcount=19
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:15 PM   #13
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I could see that being the problem if one side looked like that and one side was down flush. That may be the case on a G8. On my ZL1 both sides look just exactly like the OP's pics and they have since the day I got the car. I thought it looked a little crappy when I first noticed it also but at this point I'm kind of used to it. I have looked into getting camber plates to change the way that looked but all of the camber plates I have seen to date require you to dispose of the magride front shocks and I love the magride more than I hate that little gap. May be problem on some other make. ZL1 it is normal.
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Like I said, maybe it's different on the Camaro.
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Or maybe some really mechanic can shine a light on this issue
If that's the way it is , there have to be an explanation / reason for that
Things don't just happen to be the way they are , there is reason why
Still waiting for the reason why !
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Or maybe some really mechanic can shine a light on this issue
If that's the way it is , there have to be an explanation / reason for that
Things don't just happen to be the way they are , there is reason why
Still waiting for the reason why !

The reason is, it's normal no explanation needed just drive the car.
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:27 PM   #17
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/pruffolo/14562042318/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pruffolo/14768545853/
I was over looking my ZL1 and something looks off, is the shock towers suppose to be this far from the body?


I have a 2014, its just like your`s
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:45 PM   #18
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Or maybe some really mechanic can shine a light on this issue
If that's the way it is , there have to be an explanation / reason for that
Things don't just happen to be the way they are , there is reason why
Still waiting for the reason why !
It's not an issue. It's the way the car is designed.I would have to assume that it has to do with isolating sound or to avoid rubbing. Either way it is how the car is made.
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