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Old 01-16-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
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Alignment Problems

Hey all,

Background: Excessive tire wear on the inner shoulders of both rear tires necessitated replacement and alignment. Differential bushing replaced at 88,000 now at 140,000.

The tech doing the 4 wheel alignment said that he could not get the car into the correct specifications.

REAR: Initial Final
Camber: Left -1.7 -1.9
Right -2.4 -2.4
Toe: Left 3/16" 1/8"
Right 3/32" 3/32"
Total 9/32" 7/32"
Notice the rear camber and toe settings before/after.

Looking underneath the car for obvious signs of damage.



To me, the braces that run underneath the axels looks like a piece of microwaved bacon and have some evidence of rash and scratches running towards the rear of the car.

My question is what could possibly be cause the excessive camber/toe of the rear wheels: would the braces cause this, the differential bushings, rear control arm bushings?

Thanks in advance!_a_
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