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Wheel Sitting Odd

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:17 PM

Seems one wheel is sitting further back ?
I'm thinking maybe track control arm maybe a bit bent
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:21 PM

I went a bit mad today a trimmed back the wheel arch to try and cure the rubbing. Then noticed the wheel being further back on n/s
I do remember hitting the curb face on while turning right many moons ago ( young and dumb giving full power on turn 😳). It bent the rod the steering rack goes in so could it have bent the lower control arm ?


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:45 PM

That's one hell of a whack to do that. I'd be checking the front end over very carefully given that amount of distortion.


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:55 PM

take a very close look at your ARB ... they are a bendy shape to start with.. a good clatter on a kerb or crater can pull the bar out of shape, and twist the mounting bracket .. this then moves your TCA back, and the centreline with it ..
more likely than bending the TCA itself ..

oh, and PS .. when uploading pics use the 'hot link for forums' code .. bit bigger
I took the liberty of editing your previously posted 'thumbnails'

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:56 PM

That's what I thought it wasn't that hard a hit.
Could be the wing as it's fibreglass. It a lined up at the front 🤔
Screwed if it is as it is a smoothed into side skirts and quarters.


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 10:00 PM

I changed the steering rack and arms at back of hub. But not the lower arm.
So best look where the lower arm goes into as that is more likely to bend than the arm itself?


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 10:03 PM

View PostTrophy Blue, on 24 September 2017 - 09:56 PM, said:

That's what I thought it wasn't that hard a hit.
Could be the wing as it's fibreglass. It a lined up at the front 🤔
Screwed if it is as it is a smoothed into side skirts and quarters.

see if you can get under the car, maybe borrow a ramp (not a wheelfree) .. then measure diagonally from corner to corner and from a known point on the frame rails..
much more likely to be ARB as a first hit offender, you could also get a full visual on the TCAs and compare their angles from the crossmember ..

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 10:04 PM

ARB needs upgrading to be fair as I only have a 2ltr one and running a yb thinking on a 2.8 one. Will give that a go.
Thank you for your help will try everything you mentioned.
Also cheers for pic info will remember that.

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 10:06 PM

lift the bonnet and look directly down the ARB should be parallel with the radiator and front cross member . if its not look closely at the corner bracket that's the usual kerb crunching weakness point ! if it is out of line get a new corner bracket and offer it up you can see which bits bent (usually the front kinks in if you are clever and have a bottle jack and hard wood you can press it back in line its a bodge but works well did it on a capri years ago and its still going strong with geometry problems ( not one of ours ) for a change lol !

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 10:10 PM

View PostTrophy Blue, on 24 September 2017 - 10:04 PM, said:

ARB needs upgrading to be fair as I only have a 2ltr one and running a yb thinking on a 2.8 one. Will give that a go.

if yours is a 2 litre Laser originally .. chances are its the same size ARB as a 28i already :thumbup1:

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 10:17 PM

Ah cool. Will get a new ARB and try that first. For £40 I may as well do the TCA at same time.


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 10:37 PM

do the suspension components as a pair - including TCAs .. - just check the ARB first, it is more than likely the TCA will be OK, its all rubber joints after all ..

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 10:49 PM

Will track down an ARB. Post in wanted section coming up lol.
Thank you for all your help. Will have to put some mud flaps on to cover up my trimming now ☺️
She getting closer to make some meets next spring.
Thanks again.


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 10:10 AM

A few years back I twatted a kerb in my capri it pushed the wheel back just as far as yours, what it did was bend the main arb mounting bracket that the arb bush clamps bolt to out of shape

The big ones in this listing, they bolt through the reinforcement plate on the inner wing and to the front lower crossmember

https://m.ebay.co.uk...9%257Ciid%253A1

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sir driftalot knight of the roundabout!!!!

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 09:59 PM

Cheers will have a look at the plates. And get a new roll bar too. Is that your eBay ad ?


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:21 PM

No the eBay add has nothing to do with me, just using it as a visual

sir driftalot knight of the roundabout!!!!

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 09:57 PM

cool thank you. Will keep an eye on them. Will call Tickover and Capri gear tomorrow first.


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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:29 AM

also check the cross member position with respect to the bolts. Its possible to move a little around the bolts but it has quite an effect on wheel position


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Posted 28 September 2017 - 08:14 PM

Seems like the ARB has moved along a tiny bit. Can't see bend in the leg. So thinking new ARB with mounting brackets and new TCA's
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Posted 28 September 2017 - 08:17 PM

Sorry she needs a clean underneath ☺️


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