Author Topic: Rear Axle  (Read 3302 times)

Offline Weeman

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Rear Axle
« on: May 31, 2008, 09:21:11 am »
Is there a way of squaring it up??

I've fitted my Audi wheels and all other wheels but passenger side rear are fine and dont rub... I know that its a common thing for the rear axle to sit slighly off to one side, but can it be squared up??

Any ideas?

Offline G-spot

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Re: Rear Axle
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2008, 05:29:46 pm »
Never taken mine off, but is it possible to gain anything by replacing the rubber mounts??
Alternativly you could elongate the holes on three mounting bolts(both sides) and maybe get some shift, but wouldn't want to do to much in case it creates other issues like it moving around by itself!!

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Re: Re: Rear Axle
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2008, 11:02:53 am »
there is some play in the 3 holes which attach the bracket to the car i do believe anyway

Offline giorgio

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Re: Re: Re: Rear Axle
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2008, 12:12:36 am »
[quote pid=1573 author=peteg40 date=1212314573]there is some play in the 3 holes which attach the bracket to the car i do believe anyway[/quote]

this is true, used to align an axel if you get a whack from the rear.

4-wheel alignment is what you need. Also if its off could you measure the length end plate to end plate.

just so we can build a database with all the sizes to check if an axel is straight LOL

Offline Alex

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Rear Axle
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2008, 01:09:27 pm »
Could that play be the reason why some Mk3 Polos lean?

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2008, 02:08:07 pm »
oh alex and your leaning polos... i still think this is manufacturing for left hookers

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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2008, 09:58:04 pm »
And I still live in hope that it isn't, lol!

Seriously though, I have a horrible feeling you're right. But I can't see why VW would've sold them like that. It's a real pikey job if they're selling cars with the stance of the MSC Napoli.



One day I'll find a way to sort it. As soon as I can get new suspension sorted, I'm going to take it all apart, check for bends (can't see any though) and renew everything. But I'm going to get one of those H&R kits with the adjustable rears just in case.

Stupid car.

Offline Weeman

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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2008, 10:17:45 am »
haha my car doesnt lean one way.... or not that i have noticed anyway.

Im gonna take a look at shifting the axel this week, so i'll take some measurement and let you all know my findings.