Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Hudson Valley NY
My Ride: SINISTER SHELBY Z
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Re: Widest rim/tires on Daytona?
if k isnt bent, look to see if k has been pushed back due to bent mounting bolts. u can view the front mounts right behind the struts. as for the control arms, whether cast or stamped they are the same in mountin locations and WILL & WOULD NOT effect geometery of the alignment of the way the rims/tires sit in the wells. also look to see if struts and contol arms are bent. that would cause negative caster also. as for ur alignment and pulling to either side, that is ur toe. but a negative caster >( / )< which would put wheel toward the back, if one side is pushed back enuff, that will also cause a pull. but as u say "BOTH" sides are back into the fenders.
the best thing that i can tell you is, if you dont know what to measure for under the car in the air perfectly level is to bring it a certified collision center w a modern frame machine and have them see whats out of alignment. If frame/unibody check out straight then its all in the suspension. They can measure that too. But put ur stock rims and tires on before you do that.
Remember, rule of thumb, something that looks or is bent or kinked just a couple of mm's in one spot, can throw a measurement of an inch or more else where.
Good luck... And hope to take advice well. I wouldnt steer u wrong. Pun intended.
22yr frame/body tech. :)
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