Passenger wheel pushed out

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N9nefingers

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I'm going to ask here to see if this is somewhat common. New to me 95 RCSB that was lowered using unknown parts, trying to make it better. I posted a little while ago trying to ID what parts were used. Didn't get it figured out, seems to be off brand stuff. So the new issue I've found is that the passenger wheel is out about 1/2 inch from the drivers. This is causing the passenger wheel to hit the fender. The drivers wheel does not hit as it's inside the fender. Alignment is good, I just did that myself. Trucks tracks straight so I'm thinking it's not the frame. Maybe the off brand spindles kick one tire out further? Maybe I need to move sheet metal around, as in shifting the front clip? Or is this normal?
 

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Certain spindles like belltech and their derivatives will increase front width when installed. I find it odd that the drivers side isn’t similar. Was the front end ever wrecked and different sheet metal installed? How are the panel gaps?
 

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I can't be positive that's it's not been wrecked although it doesn't appear that it has. The panel gaps look as good as older Chevy's were back in the day. I've read several threads about drop spindles pushing the track width out but none really talking about pushing one out further than the other. Seems odd to me but also I can't be sure that the spindles are even decent spindles. Quality control may be in issue with off brand stuff. I'll get some pictures.
 

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Toe is 1/8 inch in...set it yesterday. The steering wheel was slightly cocked to the passenger when I took those. Look at the tires in relation to the top of the fender well. Passenger side tire sits out. Already checked the wheels, they're the same in all regards. I'm thinking it has to the the spindle. Unless Chevy did something weird on these trucks and you don't really notice it unless it's lowered and the tire is closer to the fender. I bet on this truck it would be unnoticeable if the tires weren't right at the fender. Also, I just shifted the core support over as far as it would go to the passenger side. It moved some but not enough to even them out. It's still very noticeable.
 

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Unless Chevy did something weird on these trucks and you don't really notice it unless it's lowered and the tire is closer to the fender.
I don’t think so. It is hard to say without seeing the spindles themselves or any other suspension geometry. To me it almost seems like an alignment issue. Did you do this alignment by yourself in your garage or on a rack?

Maybe @sewlow or @618 Syndicate or @someotherguy would know. They all have or had lowered vehicles.
 

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check that gap on bumper. Looks like you could try shifting nose over a bit. I know some guys in the Impala ss forum (94-6, not them rebadged luminas) didn't like that the car was off a Lil bit so took the entire frame loose to make it right.
 
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