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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 10, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Rear 1/2" lower on the right.

My rear is 1/2" lower on the passenger side. Gap measured between the tire and the fender.

The question I have is, could I lift it by 1/2” by:

1) Loosing the passenger side Rear Spring Shackle bolts.

2) Lifting the car by the rear bumper, and

3) Retightening the Rear Spring Shackle bolts.


I other word, could I gain 1/2” on that side by playing with the Rear Spring Shackle?

P.S. The front is Ok on both sides.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 10, 07:28 PM
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Re: Rear 1/2 lower on the right.

I've had the leaning issue for 6 years now.

I replaced the rear springs and shocks, still leans.
I replace the front springs and shocks, still leans.

I've upgraded all the suspension and steering parts, but next weekend I am putting new subframe body mounts on the car. Hoping it will help, but I have a thread on here about it, and everyone said this is a long time problem that many have


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Re: Rear 1/2 lower on the right.

Here is the link to the thread I did recently about this

https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=177538


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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 10, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Rear 1/2 lower on the right.

Thanks for the info DVINNY,

I replaced my body mounts last year and did not notice any change!

Good luck,
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Re: Rear 1/2 lower on the right.

Way more likely that the problem is in the front in my experience. First of all, make sure that the surface you're measuring things on is flat, ie. a sloped or crooked driveway won't cut it. Drive it to a flat parling lot. Measure the fronts. If they're not identical, make them so, and do a front end alignment. Camber adjustment makes a difference. Consider small coil spring spacers to accomplish it, and odds are your rear will wind up even as well. We're not talking to the 1/16th here. 1/4 inch either way is close enough in my experience.


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