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SBSerpent 06-14-2021 08:30 PM

Rear wheel offset
 
Comparing the position of the rear wheels in the fender wells, I notice a disparity between DS and PS. My PS rear tire sits inward of the fender by almost 1" more than the DS tire. By inward, I mean towards the differential. It doesn't look obvious at first glance but once you focus on it, you can see the slight disparity. This is on a 2011 build #983. Would this just be a case where 'nothing is perfect' on these replicas and its just a matter of the body not properly positioned on the frame? Anything that can be done about it?

spdbrake 06-15-2021 04:35 AM

This BDR thread from 5/24/21 may help a bit.
http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/back...ut-wheels.html

aa909 06-15-2021 06:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SBSerpent (Post 1493954)
Comparing the position of the rear wheels in the fender wells, I notice a disparity between DS and PS. My PS rear tire sits inward of the fender by almost 1" more than the DS tire. By inward, I mean towards the differential. It doesn't look obvious at first glance but once you focus on it, you can see the slight disparity. This is on a 2011 build #983. Would this just be a case where 'nothing is perfect' on these replicas and its just a matter of the body not properly positioned on the frame? Anything that can be done about it?

Are you sure it's not the camber? even a 1 degree difference between the two sides would make the top look visually more tucked in on one side vs the other.

You can confirm this by looking at the bottom of the wheels, does the PS (which sits more inward at the top) look like it sits more outward at the bottom vs the DS?

SBSerpent 06-15-2021 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aa909 (Post 1493964)
Are you sure it's not the camber? even a 1 degree difference between the two sides would make the top look visually more tucked in on one side vs the other.

You can confirm this by looking at the bottom of the wheels, does the PS (which sits more inward at the top) look like it sits more outward at the bottom vs the DS?

Nope. Not a camber issue.

Mr Barnwood 06-15-2021 09:50 PM

I have a Unique 427 and it has the exact same issue. When I didnít notice it, I didnít notice it at all, but once I noticed it and measured it it seems like I focus on it constantly. But Iím over the issue now Iíve looked at so many Cobraís and lots of them have the same issue.

ERA 626 06-16-2021 01:16 PM

It should be fairly easy to figure out where the issue lies. if its the body being off or the rear end being off. Measure from a point on the rear suspension like the brake rotor to the chassis on both sides, it should be the same. I also assume you tried swapping the wheels to confirm it is not an offset issue. I am not familiar to the backdraft rear end. but you should be able to figure it out in a few min with a tape measure, measure the brake rotor to the chassis on both sides.


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