Car Leans Toward Drivers Side

Discussion in '2005+ Mustang GT 4.6L Tech' started by GT-apb, Feb 14, 2020 at 7:59 PM.

  1. GT-apb

    GT-apb Junior Member

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    So my car leans toward the drivers side. This is before and after changing all 4 springs.
    Before measurements:
    LF 14 3/16" RF 14 1/2"
    LR 14 7/8" RR 15 3/8"

    After measurements:
    LF 13 5/16" RF 13 7/8"
    LR 14" RR 14 1/4"

    The after measurements are after letting it settle out. Any ideas?
     
  2. Bullitt2954

    Bullitt2954 Junior Member

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    Find a Big Woman to be your main Passenger?
     
  3. Iceman62

    Iceman62 Bullitt 6005

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    She's not off much & there are "tolerance levels" w/ suspension settings. I'm no expert, but those minute differences wouldn't bother me.
     
  4. 07 Boss

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    I would switch the springs from side to side. That way when you get in it might be level.
     
  5. kazman59

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    Just putting this here for future reference.
    Mine, measured at the wheel CL, top of wheel well arch.

    M-FR3A-MSVTA SUSPENSION

    •RF 26-15/16 •LF 27-1/16
    •RR 28-13/16 •LR 28-15/16
     
  6. Iceman62

    Iceman62 Bullitt 6005

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    ^^^Kind of my point.^^^

    I don't believe you'll ever reach "perfect" balance in a car's suspension measurement. There are too many factors f/ consideration (e.g. weight transfer, sag, part variance, etc.). I say, don't sweat the small stuff & enjoy your new suspension upgrade.
     
  7. GT-apb

    GT-apb Junior Member

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    Thanks for the replies, I guess its just noticeable to me because I see it everyday lol. The wife is a tiny girl, don't think she'd appreciate a larger woman riding shotgun lol. I'll just leave it be, it doesn't effect the ride.
     
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  8. jewc75

    jewc75 forum member

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    Almost every car leans to the driver's side. Nothing wrong with the car. Just a factory setup.
     
  9. 86GT351

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    It is not off much. Try and rotating the R/R spring slightly. Are you 100% sure they are installed correctly. There is a specific direction the lower portion of the spring end should face. For the rear the end of the spring should point down the centerline of the rear
     
  10. GT-apb

    GT-apb Junior Member

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    It looks like the bottom of both are not facing correctly. I know the fronts are seated into the strut in the correct way.
     
  11. 86GT351

    86GT351 forum member

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    You want to rotate them to face down the centerline of the differential both facing the Drivers rear Wheel
     
  12. Long Stroke

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    I'd also break loose the lower control arm bolts and re-tighten at ride height, just in case. Clock the springs the right/same way too.
     
  13. 1950StangJump$

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    I put adjustable springs/struts on mine, and I drove myself crazy trying to get an even height . . . especially when you start balancing that against trying to even out the wheel gap.

    As others have said, I eventually lived with a certain about of "tolerance."

    Also note, once I lowered it, it became very evident that the k-member was not centered up front. The driver's side wheel tucks inside the fender 1/8" - 3/16" further than the passenger side. I compensated a little with camber changes, but I had to keep that within acceptable parameters too, so there was more give and take there.
     
  14. 86GT351

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    Hi Scott!
     
  15. 07 Boss

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    I can't ever remember clocking my rear springs. I can't remember in any of the installs I've done where the instructions had you orient the pigtail of the spring. BMR and Eibach are the only instructions I've read. When I put my CobraJet springs in I didn't read an install instructions.
     
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  16. jewc75

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    They only care about which side is up.
     
  17. 07 Boss

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    I thought so but that one guy said if you rotate it it will change the ride height. I thought that was pretty sketchy.