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Nizmo69 posted a topic in General Automotive ChatHey guys bought a car off a mate Bit of background info : bought this car off a friend (1993 S13 Silvia ) knowing he had hit a kerb at around 40-50km/h or something he says and have decided to buy it off him and fix it my self, the car steers to the left and at speeds exceeding 40km/hr the wheel starts wobbling and jumping around. I have taken photos of both the good and the bad side of the wheels for comparison and was thinking if its either a tie rod that needs to be changed with a new LCA? or something not too sure so I've came here to discuss with you guys what parts I need to get it back straight again here are the photos : Good side : Bad side: As you can see some of the parts are moved and bent but not sure what they are any help would be great thanks!
This weekend I installed GKtech lock spacers: http://www.gktech.com/index.php/4130-high-tensile-steel-steering-rack-spacer-set.html It ended up being a bit of disaster. Even after cutting down the passenger tierod I have the tiniest bit of toe in and no more adjust-ability (after a search I found someone on here had a similar experience but the thread didn't have a conclusion. I wasn't sure if I should bump it or just start my own. Anyway, along with the toe in and lack of adjustabillity, my wheel is not aligned to centre at all and I obviously have a bit more lock to one side. I was originally thinking I could get tierods that have more thread on them, or a shorter distance between the rack and the thread start. Then I started thinking about the fact it adds more lock to one side, I'm wondering if it's even possible to ever get the wheel centred without more lock on one side? My plan now I guess is to cut my losses, buy a replacement inner and outer tie rod for the passenger side and install normal lock spacers, and pray that I can get the inner tie rod out since i used red permanent lock tight on it. (heat apparently does it but I'm a bit worried about lighting my car on fire) Is cutting my losses the best option or should I look for shorter tie rods?