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Old 07-09-2018, 06:07 PM   #1
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Wheel rubbing sway bar endlink

It only happens in reverse with the steering locked to the right, doesnt do it on the left side. Car had new control arms, ball joints and outer tie rods. Plus a rotor over hub conversion with 94 prelude vtec breaks and wheels, all parts were new ither than wheels.

I did the ghten everything to spec was thbthebtires on the ground. Car also always seems tonwander tonthe left and wont align into spec on the right side, front and rear

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Old 07-09-2018, 06:28 PM   #2
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Is the picture taken with vertical straight up? Take a photo further back to give us a better overall picture - something looks screwy with the angle of link. Any accident damage (like hitting a curb)?

Quick check: Turn the steering wheel from lock to lock counting the turns, based on that center the steering wheel as best you can for what should be straight ahead, then check to see if the wheels are pointing straight ahead. The right side outer tie rod may be adjusted shorter than the left side tie rod such that the rack isn't centered when the wheel is. If the wheels are pointed a little to the right, to preserve the alignment you have between the front wheels, you can adjust the outer tie rods an equal number of turns, out on the right side, in on left side to correct the relationship between the wheels and the steering wheel/rack.
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:09 PM   #3
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Best pics i can get right now, wheel doesnt touch when lifted with a jack and its in dirt. I also flipped the link thinking that would help but it didnt




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Old 07-09-2018, 07:39 PM   #4
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What rims are you running? I bet it’s the offset of the rim.
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:44 PM   #5
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95 prelude si wheels with 5mm spacers

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Old 07-10-2018, 11:16 AM   #6
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How much clearance is there on the left side when turned all the way to the left? How many threads are exposed on the inner tie rod on the left side vs. the right?
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:02 PM   #7
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What is interesting to me is how you say it only rubs when in reverse, check radius rods or something loose that allows the wheel to change angle when in reverse thus allowing it to touch. I think if it was wheel offset it will cause rubbing ALL the time, also did you use the correct end link kit for the car? Go thru everything as we sometimes make mistakes, I once forgot to tighten my lugnuts and got on the freeway to a hellish vibration and thumping sound; glad I didn't kill myself or someone else but this goes to shot that mistakes happen.
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:57 PM   #8
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It didthe same thing before replacing the endlink and radius rod bushings. The link is from autozone, and I just bought the energy suspension universal bushings
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:03 PM   #9
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Do you know if the car had previous damage on that side?
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:25 AM   #10
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Not that i know of, it is salvage title due to theft. But ive been under it and havent seen anything out of the ordinary
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