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This is a discussion on rear end not centered within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; my rear end is not centered. will a new panhard bar readjust it back centered? it is so bad my ...

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    my rear end is not centered. will a new panhard bar readjust it back centered? it is so bad my rear passenger tire rubs sometimes on the inside. or will a 4 wheel alignment be able to fix that problem.

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    You need to get an adjustable panhard that will allow you to recenter the rearend, that should solve your problem.

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    ^^ What Preston said. Any rear suspension mods on your car? Stock 10 bolt?

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    believe it is all still stock on suspension.just bought it and motor is definately not stock. still have not delved down deep to see if any internal mods were done. but suspension wise no. i just had to go to the pick and pull today to get a rear swaybar bushing and bracket. it only had one (not fun finding that out the hard way on the highway lol) planning on upgrading the suspension though when finances get situated. thanks for the info. will order one soon. definately before i replace tires.

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    oh and been looking back at other posts.......very nice undercarage

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    Safe to assume you are referring to it being off center left-to-right and not front-to-back??

    Left-to-right can be fixed with adjustable panhard.
    Front-to-back can be fixed with adjustable LCA's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Safe to assume you are referring to it being off center left-to-right and not front-to-back??

    Left-to-right can be fixed with adjustable panhard.
    Front-to-back can be fixed with adjustable LCA's.
    yes left to right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drago1217 View Post
    oh and been looking back at other posts.......very nice undercarage

    Thanks! UMI, BMR and Spohn all make good stuff. I went with UMI on our car and was quite pleased with the quality and fit of their components. Whatever you do, check with Mark at KY Speed (site sponsor) as I do not believe you will find a better deal.

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    thanks for the heads up. it will probably be a few weeks before i can order one.

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    One last thing the car is lowered will that affect it and does it need to be taken into consideration when ordering a new adjustable panhard bar

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    Also the side that is inset the wheel wobbles and squeeks. Its almost like he hit a curb and knocked it out of alignment and bent the rim. What else should I check what would make that squeeking noise

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    Quote Originally Posted by drago1217 View Post
    One last thing the car is lowered will that affect it and does it need to be taken into consideration when ordering a new adjustable panhard bar
    Yes, a lowered car will affect the center position of the rearend. You can "string" the car to check, then turn in or out the adjustable panhard bar to compensate. (Ajustable panhard bar in which Y2KPewterSS referenced earlier.)

    Quote Originally Posted by drago1217 View Post
    Also the side that is inset the wheel wobbles and squeeks. Its almost like he hit a curb and knocked it out of alignment and bent the rim. What else should I check what would make that squeeking noise
    An off-centered wheel can cause alot of problems. Probably it's hitting the brake calipers. If enough pressure from a curb rash...could've messed up an axle bearing too.

    All in all I'd suggest taking your car to a shop for an alignment. They're not too expensive and you'll get to see more of the root cause to the problems. However to get the rearend alignment set correctly, you'll need that adjustable panhard bar....so maybe order one now then once received, go get the alignment.

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    Thanks for the info so far that is the plan. I just got the car going on two weeks ago and first of all when I go to make my first payment. Ill try and get them to cover it but idoubt they will.

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