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Old 07-16-2013, 11:20 AM   #1
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Control arms or differential?

I just put some 18x10 295/35/18 on my car the other day & on the driver side the tire is still tucked in under the fender but on the passenger side it sticks out.& also the tire & rim sit kinda cambered. Idk why.
Someone told me my differential slid out of place or it could be my control arms.
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It looks tucked in & cambered. Idk why.
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Sticks out more from the passenger side
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Looks like your axle shifted.
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Looks like your axle shifted.
How do I fix that?
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Honestly i have no idea.
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Has your car ever been slid into a curb?
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Is your frame bent?
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Has it always been like that?
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Is it lowered?
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First thing to do is take a tape measure and measure center cap to center cap on both sides and hope to hell they are equal. If not... you've got a bent frame. Next step is to get the car up on a lift and see wtf is going on.
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Has your car ever been slid into a curb?
Nope

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Is your frame bent?
No. Cars never been in a accident

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Has it always been like that?
I never noticed till I put these 18x10 295's on

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Is it lowered?
Yes on Eibachs

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First thing to do is take a tape measure and measure center cap to center cap on both sides and hope to hell they are equal. If not... you've got a bent frame. Next step is to get the car up on a lift and see wtf is going on.
Ill do that tomorrow! Thanks
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I just put some 18x10 295/35/18 on my car the other day & on the driver side the tire is still tucked in under the fender but on the passenger side it sticks out.& also the tire & rim sit kinda cambered. Idk why.
Someone told me my differential slid out of place or it could be my control arms.
Any help or advice
Mine does the same thing
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Mine does the same thing
How did you fix it?
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I looked at mine earlier and just eyeballing it down the sides it looks like mine is offset to the right (passenger) side by maybe a little less than a quarter inch. Mine has been slid into a curb, when it was a couple of years old. And the passenger side was what hit the curb so I dont know. Maybe there supposed to be like that. Yours is a little worse than mine though. This I do know though, these cars run down the assembly line at breakneck speed. They are. NOT by any means perfect. If you think this may be a problem, I think I would take it to a body shop that does frame straightening and have them tell you if it is within the parameters for the car. I hope its nothing too serious. Good luck!
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Last time I saw the rear wheels on mustang look like this, was a twisted housing. Otherwise, could be LCA or UCA bent.
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If its lowered the rear gets shifted. Mine is lowered and is off about a 1/2 inch from side to side. The only way to fix it is to install a panhard bar because it allows you to center your axle. Was thinking about putting one on mine but seems like a pain in the *** to install. It will also stiffen the rear up because the stangs are loose when you corner without one. Newer models come with one installed already. Wish they thought of that in 99. Lol
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If its lowered the rear gets shifted. Mine is lowered and is off about a 1/2 inch from side to side. The only way to fix it is to install a panhard bar because it allows you to center your axle. Was thinking about putting one on mine but seems like a pain in the *** to install. It will also stiffen the rear up because the stangs are loose when you corner without one. Newer models come with one installed already. Wish they thought of that in 99. Lol
They did think of it in 99 it was called the IRS lol. Too bad it came withi ridiculously sloppy rubber bushings so ppl would not cry about NVH in their 325hp-390hp Cobras...
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How did you fix it?
Don't really care , it drives fine that's all that matters to me lol
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Don't really care , it drives fine that's all that matters to me lol
Lol it bothers me because the tires don't stick out as much as I want them too.

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If its lowered the rear gets shifted. Mine is lowered and is off about a 1/2 inch from side to side. The only way to fix it is to install a panhard bar because it allows you to center your axle. Was thinking about putting one on mine but seems like a pain in the *** to install. It will also stiffen the rear up because the stangs are loose when you corner without one. Newer models come with one installed already. Wish they thought of that in 99. Lol
Thanks for the info man!
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Lol it bothers me because the tires don't stick out as much as I want them too.
Get a spacer/insert for the 'lean' side and roll the fenders
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I had the same problem and I took it to a shop and they stuck it on an alignment machine and it was way off. They aligned my car and said my rearend was what they called "dog trailing" and now it looks fine.
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I had the same problem and I took it to a shop and they stuck it on an alignment machine and it was way off. They aligned my car and said my rearend was what they called "dog trailing" and now it looks fine.
How did they fix it? Just with an alignment?
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Thought they couldn't align sra? When I asked a shop to align my car he said they can't do rears to mustangs because they are sra. But I told him mines a cobra and has irs and they said they can do those
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He replaced bushing which I guess were throwing off the center of my axle. I just had him install new control arms. I might of also had a bent or twisted control arm.
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OP,

I would follow jjsg09's suggestion to the T. Take your Mustang to a reputable alignment shop and have them check it out. It shouldn't take long for them to find a bent control arm or worn out bushings. Then you'll know the cause and see what you want to do from there.

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Thanks Shane sorry I was on my phone when I replied on both of those. The shop replaced my upper 2 bushings that mount to the rearend and I just got some control arms that were cheaper than them installing new bushings on the factory control arms plus they could of been minorly bent. The labor alone for replacing all bushings was more than the control arms. I could have taken it home and done it myself but they were going to charge half for the alignment if they did the labor.
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