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Old 04-20-2010, 03:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I took my car in to get an alignment the other day and they said they could not align the drivers side rear toe and that it is all the way maxed out but is still out of spec. The printout shows that it is +1.10 degree of toe and that is making the thrust angle .55 degree. I looked at it later and noticed that the rear trailing arm bushing slid all the way to the way outside and is slightly rubbing against the side of the body. I had a new bushing put on awhile ago, it is an energy suspension bushing. I'm assuming thats what would make the alignment off. How would I keep that from sliding out? Thanks in advance
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That's really interesting because trail arm bushings are a pressed fit. So if it is sliding then there's a problem there. You should probably take a closer look at the bushing and see whats up,
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i have a blox toe kit if you'd like. helps extend the toe travel. i have two of them around here somewheres. one's new, one's used. if you'd like just one, or two... lmk!
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The bushing is not sliding out of the trailing arm at all... its just that the whole bushing and trailing arm is slid over to the outside.


I would go for the toe kit if that works but it doesnt seem like that would work because the trailing arm is almost rubbing against the body so pushing it out would just push the trailing arm against the body right
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Some pictures might help.
Don't buy a toe kit to fix this problem that's like polishing a turd. Fix the underlying problemfirst. As I recall the energy suspension trailing arm bushing kits are junk cuz you have to use the original metal race and center metal shaft and just replace the bushing material. When you do this they easily fall apart later down the road. If this is the case get some real full replacement RTA Bushings and have them pressed in. From the way you described it, it sounds like your bushings have fallen out from where they need to be to hold your rear toe setting in place.

once again pictures would help identify your problem.
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The exact same thing happened when I had energy suspension bushings installed in my DA. the whole piece almost came out entirely before I noticed it.
After taking It back to the shop they managed to get the sleeve and bushing back over, at my request I asked them to tack weld it place to avoid a repeat.
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i decided to just put a different bushing on it and not have to worry about trying this old one in place.
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It is the busing. It is not installed correctly and causing your toe to be off. If it was not installed correctly, then you will never be able to fix the toe properly.

Just install new factory style (hardrace, moog, mugen, trw, etc...) then have it re-aligned.
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