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Old 08-26-2017, 07:11 PM   #1
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Problems with alignment after lowering?

anyone having problems with a good alignment after lowering? I lowered my 2005 vert about 1.5 inches and haven't been able to get a good alignment since and have gone to a couple places.

Anyone think an adjustable panhard bar might help bring it all into alignment?

other ideas?
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Old 08-26-2017, 07:13 PM   #2
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Camber castor plates are likely needed.
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Old 08-26-2017, 07:23 PM   #3
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Camber castor plates are likely needed.
I was thinking that too but they didn't think so. They think they got it close but it still tracks to the left so I'm kind of at a loss. Read and heard about the rear axle going off center when lowering which could affect alignment so I figured bringing it back to center might help.
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You may need a set of adjustable rear control arms.
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Adjustable panhard bar.


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Adjustable panhard bar.


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I'm glad you corrected that. Lol. It didn't register thay I said LCA until you said otherwise.

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Problems with alignment after lowering?

It'll take some time to get the rear centered so just be aware of that. Took me awhile to get mine right with a 1.75in drop in the rear. Installed my lower control arms as well, but didn't get relocation brackets like I should've.
Ironically I just noticed today my rear end is off center again. Must've settled, not a problem though.


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It's just a few turns of a wrench and it is all back to center.
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Yes, but raising it up, making adjustments, then setting it back down, check, and repeat. Just very tedious. Worth noting my Roush wasn't out of alignment suspension wise, excluding the off center rear end. Cast, toe, and camber all in the green. Much to our surprise.


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Most suspension work is tedious, finese work. I normally enjoy suspension tuning. It is almost relaxing with the right tools.
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Thanks. Appreciate the info. Kind of like you Recon, all my numbers were within range but the problem remained. Adjustable panhard bar is in my future for sure!

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Adjustable panhard bar. Mine was out quite a bit, with the adjustable panhard bar came right in.
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I had that issue on my 08 after lowering. They sell after market Camber Bolts on Ebay for about $10.00. You use one in the bottom hole on the bottom end of the struts (near your brakes). That will fix your problem. they're kind of oval shaped instead of round like the stock ones and allow you the extra adjustment needed from lowering.
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You lower the car you HAVE to get an adjustable panhard bar or the rear will be permanently cocked to one side and that'll bind up the control arms too. Also get CC plates. Then you'll be able to get the alignment good.
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