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Old 04-27-2012, 06:05 PM
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My car is lowered about 1 1/2" all around and I have an adjustable panhard bar. After I lowered my car, about 1 month ago, I used the string method to adjust the rear through the panhard bar and got the body even with the axle.
Yesterday I went to get an alignment and have some camber bolts installed and the tech told me that the rear toe was off. I believe the left was +.25 and the right -.25 (or something similar to that). He recommended me to adjust the panhard bar to get it back into range, which he did. It now is close to 0 on both, but now the body is shifted to the right. It's pretty noticeable, at least to me.
Is this normal? Should I leave it like this?

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Old 04-27-2012, 08:08 PM
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How could your toe be off on a rear solid axle? Never heard of that and that doesn't make sense, someone doesn't know what they're talking about (it may be me).
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:43 PM
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I have no idea. This is my first car with a solid rear.
After the tech brought the fronts into spec, he pulled me to the bay and showed me the toe on the machine.
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I have no idea. This is my first car with a solid rear.
After the tech brought the fronts into spec, he pulled me to the bay and showed me the toe on the machine.
That doesn't make sense when I had my alignment checked they don't even bother looking at the rear since its a solid axle. Also a pan hard bar just controls the side to side movement of the axle if toe existed on a rear axle the pan hard bar would have nothing to do with it.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:22 PM
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Yea, it didn't make much sense to me either.
The alignment was done on a hunter alignment rack. When he pulled me to the back, I could see on the screen how the toe on the left was ~+.25 and right~-.25. As he adjusted the panhard bar, the toe went into spec.
I thought it was strange, so that's why I posted about it on here.
Should I just re adjust the phb to center or leave it?
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The panhard bar centers the rear axle for optimal traction. Adjust it and never go back to wherever you had that alignment done.

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If you could provide a picture, it would give us a better understanding and we could provide a better explanation.
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If you could provide a picture, it would give us a better understanding and we could provide a better explanation.
Of the rear of the car or the alignment sheet that was given to me?
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Of the rear of the car or the alignment sheet that was given to me?
Of the rear of your car as it sits prior to adjusting the PHB.
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Just sounds like people that don't know what they are talking about at a shop lol.
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