T-Unit's boosted Buick. AKA: the Granny Slapper

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    That Brace is actually a trailing arm. If you bent that, even ever so slightly, it will cause a bump steer effect. Just like your describing. It throws the rear toe off and can cause a rear wandering at higher speeds.

    Tires don't cause torque steer either. It's the misalignment of the drivetrain. Check your motor mounts for any play.

    And glad to hear the new struts came in early and helped out.
     
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    I figured out it was a trailing arm. Been told they're cheap. So I'll get two.

    The engine mount underneath is newer. Still hydraulic I assume. Looks like it to me at least. If it was a cheap mount it'll flex.

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    Looking at trailing arm pics.... That doesn't appear to be what I bent. Everything online shows the trailing arm to be a rod with mounts on each end. I bent a u-shaped channel thing that goes forward from the knuckle to the body under the back seat floor

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    The factory one is a U channel, all the aftermarket ones are tubular. Dorman ones are good. That's what I have in mine.
     
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    Ah. Well they're cheap. Just like I thought. I'll be getting a couple.

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    Looking at wheels now. $$$$$$$

    I'm keeping the chromes for the winter. They'll get snow tires next year and I'm wanting to get a set of 17s for it this summer.

    On the way for it right now is a pair of headlights and floor mats.

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    Headlights went in just before Christmas along with floor mats.


    And a deer ran into the side of me just after midnight on my way into work last night. [​IMG]
    After the deer. [​IMG]

    Deformed the fender so the passenger door won't open without making issues. Bumper cover is cracked. Hood scratched. Headlight destroyed.

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    Dude, universe sure doesn't want you to have a car lol


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    Damn! you are not having any luck with W bodies.
     
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    Seems like it. This one was a total loss so I'm getting a check for 1900 and change. It'll get a fender and new lights. The rest I can live with for awhile.

    Not really. I'm not too salty about this though. I'm getting cash for it. I was able to use my plastic trim tools to make the fender clear and the door function without contacting the fender. I also fixed my key fobs so I now have keyless entry and two working fobs. I picked up a nice taillight to replace the one that has a chip missing from it once it dries out.

    I still need to figure out how to get rid of the daytime running lights. They're the steady burn turn signals. I hate them. Also need to change the headlight flash when locking and unlocking. It'll be hell on my HIDs when I get them. There's no fuse for the DRL. I read you can snip a couple wires and disable the DRL but it also disables the cluster lights I think so I definitely don't want that. Might be a deal that I'll have to get the BCM reprogrammed for this. I'll have to do more research though. I don't mind the auto headlights. And that wire might be the one that disables the cluster illumination.

    As far as w-bodies go I picked up a GTP coupe a couple weeks back stupid cheap with a busted forward band. I gutted the trans, replaced a few things and got it driving great. I washed it today and cleaned the inside up a bit. Still needs more cleaning inside. Hoping to off it for a two grand profit. I'm not driving it at all. It's a decent car but it's a coupe. I have no desire to hang onto a two door car. It'll sell quick I hope due to tax return season being upon us.

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