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Old 05-25-2013, 11:52 PM   #1
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Wheel gap question and lca question

I was putting air in my tires today and noticed that my lca's are not symmetrical on both sides the driver side lca sits closer to the wheel then the passenger, when I got home I measured and there about 1 inch difference. Also the driver side wheel seems to be pushed forward about a 1/2 inch, and in the front the passenger side wheel seems to be pushed forward about 1/2 inch. Is this normal? I took some pics but its hard to see. Driver side pic shows that I can fit my level behind the rear tire, where as on the passenger side I can barley get it in there. I have replaced my lca, and have a adj panhard bar. The panhard is even on both sides. Thanks for ur help
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Do you have adjustable LCA or relocation brackets for the LCA?

if not the guys crying that the relocation brackets are causing this issue are going to be stumped/mad. lol.

if it is relo brackets, it seems to be a known issue.
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If you have adjustable strut rods you can fix it but idk if newer mustang have them
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As stated if you have control arm relocation brackets then there's your problem.
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The lca are non adjustable and I don't have relocation bracket
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The lca are non adjustable and I don't have relocation bracket
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Did you buy the car brand new? Accidents?
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What brand is that? I see the logo but cannot remember who that is.

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What brand is that LCA? I see the logo but cannot remember who that is.
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What brand is that? I see the logo but cannot remember who that is.

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What brand is that LCA? I see the logo but cannot remember who that is.
The car was bought brand new, it has not been in any accidents, they are stallion suspension lca's
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The car was bought brand new, it has not been in any accidents, they are stallion suspension lca's
Interesting question. If you measure the LCA are they both the same length? Wondering if they are slightly off.
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Those arnt adjustable. Did you notice agap before you put on the lca's? Does the car drive straight? If you had an alignment done, what was the thrust angle?
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Those arnt adjustable. Did you notice agap before you put on the lca's? Does the car drive straight? If you had an alignment done, what was the thrust angle?
I did not notice the gap with the stock wheels, but I did notice it when I put 19" after market wheels on. I figured it was because of the larger/wider wheels, so I assumed when I install the adjustable panhard and center it, it would have corrected the problem, but it didn't. I have not had an alignment done yet but I will soon. The rear end is not adjustable so I don't think that an alignment is going to do me any good. I might have to uninstall everything and start from scratch. I would assume if I didn't install the lca properly then they wouldn't have lined up, and I wouldn't if been able to bolt them in place. Who knows!!!!!!
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A real good alignment will show you if and how much your thrust angle is off. The front wheels might not be centered either, and measuring by using body panels is not very accurate. Front center cap to rear center cap should tell you if your squared up. BTW, the factory tolerance is a 1/2" I believe, and the only way to get the car absolutely squared would be w/ adjustable lca's.

I'm having the same issue, but mine is caused by crappy relocation brackets.
I'm waiting for BMR to release the revised version.
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Are you lowered?
No, stock height
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Before you start buying more parts, I'd suggest putting your stock pan hard bar back on and measure again.
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Before you start buying more parts, I'd suggest putting your stock pan hard bar back on and measure again.
How would that change anything?
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How would that change anything?
Could be bent
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Could be bent
Wouldnt matter and wouldnt fit.
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Wouldnt matter and wouldnt fit.
I bet you a slightly bent pan hard bar would fit. The axle can still shift enough to fit it if you try. Theoretically could push one side forward over the other. Specifically would push the drivers side slightly forward. Or backwards.

People have bent pan hard bars before. Then removed them off the car and replaced them.

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I bet you a slightly bent pan hard bar would fit. The axle can still shift enough to fit it if you try. Theoretically could push one side forward over the other. Specifically would push the drivers side slightly forward. Or backwards.

People have bent pan hard bars before. Then removed them off the car and replaced them.

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How would that change anything?
Apparently something has changed the alignment of your rear axel. Assuming it was strait before the suspension upgrade. Since the lca's are not adjustable I'd start with the pan hard bar.
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Apparently something has changed the alignment of your rear axel. Assuming it was strait before the suspension upgrade. Since the lca's are not adjustable I'd start with the pan hard bar.
Thats the problem, you're asssuming that something has changed. The OP might not have noticed it before, but the car could have come like that from the factory. I believe the tolerance is upto a 1/2".
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Thats the problem, you're asssuming that something has changed. The OP might not have noticed it before, but the car could have come like that from the factory. I believe the tolerance is upto a 1/2".
If that's true, that's lousy. You'd think for the money, you'd get a little more precision. I didn't measure mine when u first bought it. But I did after my first alignment. There was no variation from one side to the other.
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Thats the problem, you're asssuming that something has changed. The OP might not have noticed it before, but the car could have come like that from the factory. I believe the tolerance is upto a 1/2".
Tolerance for the axle shifting side to side was 1/2" but I don't think there was tolerance for the axle sitting 1/2" further forward on one side to the other.
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Are the bushings good?
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Tolorance for thrust angle. If the K-member is a 1/4" off and the rear-end a 1/4" you can easily get a 1/2" off from the factory. The only way to measure is center cap to center cap or a real accurate alignment machine.
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