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Old 09-01-2011, 12:13 PM   #1
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Default 1 Inch of Toe In is 'No Bueno'... Help me fix it! :)

So, on the driver's rear wheel, there is an inch of toe in.. not good. Also the wheel seems to be moved forward about half an inch.. Also not good.

My question is what should i do to fix it? The car was hit while parked, and bent the rear crossmember, and it WAS bent. I bent it back the best i could and threw it back on the car. Would it might still be bent enough to cause an inch of toe in?

Also my dad thinks that there is frame damage on the car, but i don't want to take it to a shop without the obvious broken parts being fixed..

Just looking for opinions i suppose. Pictures of what's up are below, and i can take more of anything if it'd help:



Driver's Rear Wheel from the side



Looking towards the front of the same wheel




Rear X Member looking towards the front of the car



Place where the xmember looked bent the most, was bent back as far as possible... front most driver's side lat link mount



Again, x member looking towards the front at the driver's side wheel



Other side for comparison



Other side for comparison
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:39 PM   #2
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do you have a better pic of this "Place where the xmember looked bent the most, was bent back as far as possible... front most driver's side lat link mount" ... i cant really tell what was bent on teh xmember or whether its straight now...
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do you have a better pic of this "Place where the xmember looked bent the most, was bent back as far as possible... front most driver's side lat link mount" ... i cant really tell what was bent on teh xmember or whether its straight now...
i'll get a picture of it more zoomed out tomorrow.

it was bent back, and is the front mounting point on the xmember on the driver's side
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You front lateral link is bent, you can see it in the pic.
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just bought a new xmember and rear lat links, should be here within a week or so
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Yeah it definitely seems like the driver's side lateral links are bent
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so i bought a new x member and links...

and THIS is what i got...

Top is the one i got, bottom is mine. Let's play that one game we used to play as kids where we circle the differences!



Guy advertised it as an 01 RS x member.. and this clearly isn't

If anyone wants to help me figure out everything that is in these pictures that would be great, as the links aren't the stock RS one's either..
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That's a GD wr or sti rear subframe. It is missing the cross bar that mounts the rear diff. It has sti front aluminum links and rear wrx steel links.

It would have worked if it wasn't for the missing part.
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That's a GD wr or sti rear subframe. It is missing the cross bar that mounts the rear diff. It has sti front aluminum links and rear wrx steel links.

It would have worked if it wasn't for the missing part.
If i had the diff mount would a 4.11 RS diff fit in it?

I did measure the holes and they look to be the same.. although i feel like the rear wheels will be all kinds of different from stock, and not in the best of ways especially with the links the way they are too..

anyone running an STi/WRX x member in their GC?
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Yes your diff would bolt on if you had the missing part and the correct shorter diff studs or some short bolts.

The links are 10mm longer. This isn't that bad if you have the tire clearance. It justs adds some negative camber, which isn't bad.
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