Rear Axle slightly right

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chevyryda

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Oct 3, 2021
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Hello,

I have an 83 Monte Carlo SS. It has a QA1 suspension kit installed. https://www.qa1.net/automotive/suspension/full-vehicle-kits-systems/handling-suspension-kits
After looking closely at the rear end the passenger side tire appears to do further under the vehicle. Looks like if I lowered the vehicle it might tuck. The driver side rear wheel would definitely not tuck. Is it possible the the axle to be slightly to the right? If so, what can I adjust? Thanks

‘Chevy
 

565bbchevy

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Where the body mounts replaced at some point. might be the body to the frame is off a little to the one side
 

Dayzedandkonfuzed

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I've noticed this on my Malibu. I did replace the rear frame rails and those 4 mounts at the same time, not sure if that would have been enough to affect it or not.

Either way, following this.
 
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chevyryda

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Where the body mounts replaced at some point. might be the body to the frame is off a little to the one side
I’m not sure but a strong possibility! I’ve only had the car a few weeks. You’re probably right. I drives straight as an arrow. The car is built for drag racing, complete roll cage and suspension package.
 

DSPbuilt

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Mine is the same but when I measured the tire to frame it’s the same on both sides. It’s quite difference from the quarter panel to the to the wheel. Let me dig around for some pics.
I hope to fix it when I do the body mounts.
 
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scoti

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Where the body mounts replaced at some point. might be the body to the frame is off a little to the one side
I would check the frame vs body dimension @ each side. It's possible the body is slightly to one side on the chassis.
 
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ostrich

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Just did an 8.8 swap in my 85SS with adjustable uppers. You can adjust the rear upper control arms and it will pull/push the rear end from side to side. I measured from the inside of the rim to the frame rail to get it basically the same both sides. Then set the pinion angle. This video helped explain things.
. I see you have adjustable arms in that package.
 
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mc1984ss

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My car is different side to side. It's just the way the car was made
 
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