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Old 05-19-2015, 11:44 AM   #1
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Hello all,

I just had koni yellows put on my car and we did an alignment.

We got the camber and caster with in the pretty stock range . -0.8 front and a bit less rear. ( I don't have the print out will double check our shop records.) But the obvious source of the pulling to the right was the insane -5.0 rear toe driver's side. He balanced the rest of the car and the handling is a lot more neutral.

BACK STORY: About 6-7 years ago someone ran a red hitting the driver's side rear of the car directly to the wheel.

The repairs were done but the car was never the same. Pulled to the right a lot as time went on. Which we should've had dealt with sooner.

NOW: the tech said he maxed out any rear adjustment on the RTABs, is there any other way to increase the rear suspension adjustment?

What are your suggestions?

I may have an alignment done at the bmw dealer but it may just be a waste of time.
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:54 PM   #2
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Body metal is probably screwed from the accident. You'll need to rework it in order to get a proper alignment.
Alignments aren't going to fix your problem. You need body work
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:59 PM   #3
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Body metal is probably screwed from the accident. You'll need to rework it in order to get a proper alignment.
Alignments aren't going to fix your problem. You need body work
Ugh, maybe this is something that will have to wait for the day I gut the car and make it a full fledged race car.

I regret neglecting the issue, the body shop would likely deny passing the car with a failed body integrity.

I imagine the diff and so on would have to be removed to straighten the chassis. An LSD and all new poly bushings are a mod I do have planed on the horizon.

Maybe I'll get it straightened then and have chassis reinforcements welded in.
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Old 05-19-2015, 03:06 PM   #4
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I don't think body work will solve the issue, it's suspension components, like you may have a bent trailing arm and/or lower control arm.
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