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Guys,

Got a query and have had a discussion with my tyres shop guy.

The rear end of my car is non symmetrical? The passenger wheel is about 10mm outside the guard more the drivers side. I was told this was common in nissans. Is this normal, or is it too be corrected, I am aware the cars have no adjustment. The car doeant pull to the side and the guards are the same width.

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Can be caused by a decent sideways slide into a gutter. This can deform floorpan at pins that support moustache bar.

Does not take much of a whack!

 

How is the rear toe readings,,,in,,,on each side??

Wheel backspacing same on each side?

 

A commn fix to pull toe on one side is to cut the front of the rear arm, and pull it inwards and re-weld plates over the slit.

Fitting eccentric lower rear arm bushes can dial a bit of toe in/out, but not a great deal.

Delrin is a more forgiving hard plastic to use, you'll need a machine shop!

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FWIW, 10mm sounds too much IMO. I had the alignment of my 260 checked on one of those car-o-liner things, IIRC the chap told me that up to 3mm is acceptable.

Get someone to follow you down the road - does your car appear to crab so that you can see more of one side than the other? Not uncommon, I've noticed it quite often on various cars - old & newer - that look perfectly fine otherwise. Usually means the back axle is out of alignment with the body shell. Sideways into a kerb on a wet road can be enough to do that.

If it were me I'd put the car on 4 jackstands, minus wheels, steering straight ahead, & take measurements down both sides & diagonally as accurately as I could manage, & across & diagonally around the rear suspension, to see if I could spot where a possible deformity might be. Then depending what I found I might consider getting the car checked professionally.

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Same all my zeds have been like this.

Is very annoying when trying to get wheel in that just fits on one side and scrubs on the other, as i am finding out at the moment..

 

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