96 cobra rear end?

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  1. svtdrop

    svtdrop New Member

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    i just purchased a 1996 cobra coupe! i noticed that the left side rear tire sticks out more than the right side, also my tire rubs on the left side? is this a common issue with these cars because i've seen a few with the same issue! does anyone know the fix? my tire size is 255/40/18

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    I think your car has been wrecked> my 96 convert had rhe same problem > I had to change the upper and lower arms > after i pulled the rear with a comealong> then it drove strait and clean
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    i bought a fox a few years back with something similar going on. cracked upper arm at the bushing. new arms and it was good
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    it has been wrecked, but only a broken axle from what the previous owner had told me! his son got a dui,crashed and broke the axle, i looked an looks like new control arms, just lower, i havn't got the car on a lift yet! i will within this week.. hopefully its something simple.. the car does drive straight!
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    uppers are bent and maybe the mounting points you probley need to have the rear pulled to the short side of the car >
    If it hit hard enuff to snap a axle then the rear is def pushed to one side > It's nothing to panic about but it's just need to be put on a frame machine and pulled > I have had to have this done this to cars before > you'll need to find someone who deals with bent frames and some one you can trust and pull the rear > If you pull the uppers off with the car on a lift you see it jump to the short side .
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