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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 03, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have a 68 camaro and the rear tire on the passenger side hits the upper and rear part of the rear fender well. I havent noticed it until recently. I have replaced all the body mounts w/ energy suspension mounts. I just put in a DTS built dana 60 w/air locker and a aerospace componets street strip disc brake conversion. I dont think the problem lies with ant of these componets but there is always a possibility. The passenger side fender well is about 1/2" to 3/4" closer to the tire than the driver side. The leafs dont look bent at all, do you think the problem lies in the leafs? I have looked everything over verry close and cant find anything suspicious. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thank you guys verrrry much in advance!!!! [img]graemlins/sad.gif[/img]

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 03, 07:29 PM
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Does the car lean to the driver's side? That could explain the rear being pushed towards the passenger side.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 03, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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no there is no noticable lean and if it did lean it would be low on passenger side leaning toward passenger rear
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 03, 12:59 PM
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Is the rear end centered?

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I have the same problem on my 69 big block car. Tne inside sidewall rubs on the inner fender on the driver's side rear. The car also was sagging on the same side. My spring shop said it wasn't uncommon. They claim the spring perches to be off center.

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This is a big block car also with around 500-550 hp, I am wondering if the SSM lift/traction bars and all the torque are causing the springs to sag from too many hard launches The spring perches are centered the axle was built by DTS (drive train specialists) professional axle builders. It seems the outside sidewall is hitting on the right rear trim piece on the fender well and the tire has actually torn the trim up pretty bad. I am positive that the perches are centered perfectly. Thank you guys for the responces any info is greatly appreciated. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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Any ideas, if it is the springs what can be done to prevent this from happening to a new set of springs.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 03, 02:31 PM
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I one time had a 68 that had the same symptoms that you are describing. However mine started after slipping into reverse at 75 with a stupid rachet shifter that was not set up properly. [img]graemlins/clonk.gif[/img] Replaced the springs and things sat normal again.
I soon thereafter sold that 68. [img]graemlins/sad.gif[/img]
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Thank You for the info.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 03, 03:57 PM
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My car always has had a different "finger fit" side to side AND even front wells vs rear wells!!

It's a natural thing with our cars b/c of the +/- what is it 1/4" or is it a 1/2" tolerance GM built to way back then...

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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 03, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey thanks man, yeah it sits about 1/2" higher on one side than the other. On one side I can fit 2 fingers in her well and on the other I can only fit 1 finger. LOL anyways Iam thinking about making longer shackles by 1" to 1 1/2" do you think this will help? Thank you!!
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