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Front wheel is out of wack

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Andrew Russell, May 15, 2019.

  1. Andrew Russell

    Andrew Russell New Member

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    The problem I have is I went down a Ditch and the it bent the front right hand side strut and bent the rear left lower control arm and I've since replaced both front struts and the front left wheel is to close to the front bumper but the right side is fine was wondering if anyone knows why
     
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    You've likely also bent the left castor rod. Be better off replacing both of them anyway as the ball joints aren't really serviceable.
     
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    Caster rod is seperate from the balljoints....But I agree, the caster rod or Z-bar as it is known as will be the culprit
     
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    Ve doesnt have z bar, if it is out only about 10mm check your alignment, if neutral castor it will be level forward and back
    alot of the alignment mobs have front left wheel castor to suit the camber of the roads with the left front slightly forward
     
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    As above, VE/VF don't have Z-bars and are totally different to the previous gen Commos, has a castor rod setup similar to a Silvia/Skyline but attaches directly to the knuckle with a ball joint. Also be a good opportunity to put castor plates in too.

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