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If the rear wheel is tilted out at the top........ (archive)

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Posted by John A on March 20, 2002 at 00:46:06:

In Reply to: my wifes car drives in a slant help!!!!! posted by Paul (new guy) on March 19, 2002 at 23:57:13: you describe, then the rear trailing arm and/or subframe is bent. When the rear wheels are not pointed straight, the car will "crab" as it goes down the road. The rears will not follow the track of the fronts. If you stretch a string from the front wheels to the back, you`ll see that the rears are pointed to the left of the fronts. The rears should have a degree or so of negative camber (tilted in at the top).
88 ///M3 Cinnabar

my wife drives a 89 325ic. i was driving behind her in my 95 m3 and noticed that her car was not driving straight actually the car is driving in a straight path but the body seems to fallow to the right. the body of car looks as if it was shifted to the right. it was so weird to see that, i was directly behind her and i can see how bad it was. i asked her to switch cars for the day so i can see how its driving, and its driving fine. you cant really see it when the car is at a stand still but once it starts moving you can tell that the body is not straight what's the first thing i should check? please guys help me out on this one. sorry if I'm not explaining it to well but all i can say is that the body seems to be of alignment the only thing else i could see wrong with it is that the back wheel (right side is tilted like this / thanks guys for your help

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