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This is a discussion on rear end alignment issues within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; As for the single vs. double adjustable question, to be adjustable on the car it is necessary to have a ...

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    As for the single vs. double adjustable question, to be adjustable on the car it is necessary to have a combination of left hand and right hand threads somewhere on the PHB. This makes it "double adjustable" or "on-car adjustable". It can be designed with a single threaded end and an adjuster or with two threaded ends, either way provides the on-car adjustability. Using only one threaded end does not allow on-car adjustability so when the PHB is adjusted it is necessary to unbolt one end, adjust the PHB then re-install it. In the end the single adjustable PHB is just as functional, it just requires more initial setup time.

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    ahh, that sucks to unbolt the PHB to adjust it...ill get "on car" adjustable obviously then, haha...

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    now I'm wondering how the hell my thrust angle got off? i haven't been in any accidents, I've hit curbs once or twice, but that doesn't seem like enough to throw it off...

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    Maybe your stock pan hard bar bushings are shot or the mounting hole where the pan hard bar attached is "ovaled" out from wear allowing the pan hard bar to walk side to side some.

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    its a umi non adjustable PHB...its weird cause the alignment done in june says the thrust angle is -0.2, and the alignment check yesterday says its 0.18 now...maybe its walking side to side some?

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    alignments confuse me, hahaha..too many numbers

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    If you feel that the rear end is walking or swaying back and forth on the e-way, it sounds like what I posted above or it could have possibly became loose. Jack the car up from the rear axle and see if you can move the pan hard bar at all by hand.

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    guess ill have to check that out too...if its non of the above, then where to go from there? just get an adjustable PHB?

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    just did a quick check...everything looks/seems solid. didn't jack the car up though...

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    It wouldn't hurt, but if everything checks out OK, then maybe I'd wait to see if anyone else has any advice.

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    cool..thanks for the help. btw nice ride man

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    still say going with adj components in the rear will help.When i did mine we did all the aligning with a tape measurer and got it close. Took it to the track like it was and stayed straight. May want to look into it. Ask santa for the parts this year for christmas.

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    santa! please gimme an adj. PHB for christ-mas! lol

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    It will be tight with the suspension loaded. You have to have the car jacked up on the rear differential to see or feel any PHB movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by godless-phoenix View Post
    santa! please gimme an adj. PHB for christ-mas! lol
    leave him a extra cookie or 2 and he may throw in a torque arm!

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    im ahead of you on that one...got a umi torgue arm

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    Quote Originally Posted by godless-phoenix View Post
    ahh, that sucks to unbolt the PHB to adjust it...ill get "on car" adjustable obviously then, haha...
    I got it and it is heaven. You will not be disappointed.


    Also, I'd recommend adjustable on the TA, LCA, & PHB even if not lowered. Tire sizes and wheel sizes can also effect the ride of the car. Adjustable give you lots of options that fixed would not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    I got it and it is heaven. You will not be disappointed.


    Also, I'd recommend adjustable on the TA, LCA, & PHB even if not lowered. Tire sizes and wheel sizes can also effect the ride of the car. Adjustable give you lots of options that fixed would not.

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    so jacked up the car, and everything is fine...just a little leaking fluid from the differential. probably just need to replace the gasket...but everything is nice and solid

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    damn little gremlins running around under there somewere. turn the water hose on them.

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