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Old 19 Oct 2014, 06:36 am
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Right guys I've finnaly lowered my cruiser and I've got a weird problem on the rear, one wheel is poking more than the other :s is there any way of centering the rear axle/beam on the pt? It's really annoying me?
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Old 19 Oct 2014, 07:14 am
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If one wheel is poling (out) more than the others, needless to say you've done something wrong. Go over your steps to find out the problem. Most shops will help you out looking for your business and maybe they'll be able to spot the problem.
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Old 19 Oct 2014, 08:15 am
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The rear end on these things are very basic so I don't think I've made a mistake. I do know that when you lower some cars that the rear beam tends to favour one side than the other and is usually rectified by an adjustable panhard rod. It's either that or the rear alignment is way out and playing an optical illusion on me
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Old 19 Oct 2014, 08:59 am
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The way the back suspension is made, there is really no reason one wheel should be poling out. You may want to check to assure the bell crank setup is not in a bind some way. Normally it is self-centering. But over all the rear suspension just isn't designed to move much left or right.

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Old 19 Oct 2014, 12:44 pm
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First, see if wheel on other side is recessed an equal amount - that'll be a clue to what could be awry, and whether it has to do with centering of the axle of something with one hub.
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Old 19 Oct 2014, 01:53 pm
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Yeah the one side is pretty much flush and with th width of wheels I've put on is leading me to believe the axle isn't centre. I'm sure it's a common thing, one of my old cars had an adjustable panhard rod to centre the beam when lowering the car. So there's no adjustment at all on the rear of the pt?
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Old 19 Oct 2014, 02:22 pm
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See if the bell crank bold is centered with the body of the car like this. If it's to one side, then you know there's an issue with the axle. And if so, has your PT ever been hit in a rear quarter before?




Also, make sure the bell crank has not "flipped" and is now pushing to one side. It appears that the left (driver's side) watts link should be longer (or bracket closer) than the right since it attaches to the bottom of the bell crank which is further from the car body. If the bell crank flipped while the axle was hanging down, the potentially longer left watts link would then be on top and would likely push on the axle to the right.

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Old 19 Oct 2014, 03:13 pm
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Okay that's very helpfull thank you, I shall check first thing tomorrow
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