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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 12, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Right wheel tucks in more than the left?

Howdy fellow Camaro patriots,

I am finally finishing up my 69 Camaro resto-mod (finally). However I have a little issue with the back passenger side wheel. The car has been mini tubbed (DSE) and has a new prodigy rear set up with a new Moser rear end.

The back passenger wheel sits inside the quarter panel about a 1/2" more than the driver side? Is this normal? The rear end set up was basically a bolt in unit and the car never had any rear end collision or damage. The car was solid enough that it still was able to retain the factory 1/4 panels.

Just curious if any of you all have noticed anything like this on your rides???

I don't know much about wheel spaces but if I put a 1/2" spacer in to fix the issue will I need to run longer studs?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 12, 07:29 PM
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Re: Right wheel tucks in more than the left?

I'd take the wheels off and measure from the perch to the rotor or drum face to make sure that's right.

It's possible that the rear is just shifted over. I don't know about anyone else but I always have a bear of a time getting the perches down on the leafs right....especially with the Moser as the perch sits right on the axle tube so you have almost no clearance between the axle tube and the locator hole in the perch, basically just the thickness of the perch. Usually takes leaving the shackles loose and using some mini pry bars and lots of cussing to make sure the pins are actually in the holes. You're really only off a quarter inch which is about within the realm of the rear sitting wrong....get the right side out a quarter inch and it pulls the left in a quarter inch so overall it would be centered.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 12, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Right wheel tucks in more than the left?

Howdy Steiner,

The rear end is the prodigy bar 4 link setup with coil overs. So that's why I am really confused because it is a bolt in unit that connects to the rear frame rails. Plus I bought the whole rear as a kit direct from prodigy customs and the moser rearend was already narrowed and built for the prodigy bar....

I even purchased the wheels through Prodigy to make sure I had the correct offset and clearance. I'm just wondering if a wheel spacer would fix it.

Thanks, Dan
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 12, 07:49 PM
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Re: Right wheel tucks in more than the left?

Dan,
Nothing wrong with wheel spacers...I have them on lots of stuff. I use the billet ones from Jegs on my Camaro. Just use one on eeach side though....they can be stacked but need a thin piece of rubber between them in that scenario...still like a single better than 2 that are stacked.

I would consider installing longer wheel studs with the spacers, especially if the car is going to be driven hard.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 12, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Right wheel tucks in more than the left?

Ok good deal.
Thanks Michael.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 12, 08:29 PM
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Re: Right wheel tucks in more than the left?

Sorry Dan. Didn't know it was that new four link. Yeah, you can do what Michael stated and run a billet spacer with longer studs. You need at least as much stud sticking out as the diameter of your stud.

In the mean time I'd be measuring everything to see where that shift is coming from....frame rails to fenders, rear end position, etc. In looking at that rear it appears that if you left the lower arms alone and shortened the passenger side upper while lengthening the driver side upper it could be shifted over. Are there any instructions with it for centering?

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