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MGF Front subframe alignment

Is it possible to put the front subframe back misaligned ????


I changed the lower wishbones (which necessitates lowering the front subframe) and after 4 wheel laser alignment it would appear that the right hand front wheel is approx. 1cm further back than the left hand front wheel. We inspected the frame and the under body but there is no evidence of work or accident damage. The car drives ok but the laser doesn,t lie and you can see the difference when you look from the side at two front wheel arches.


Any ideas ????????


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I wouldn't think so. The bolts locate in specific places and there isn't much movement.


I think if anything was out of line you may have struggled to locate some of the bolts.
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Are the correct wishbones fitted and to the right side?

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Thanks for the reply Clive, I know you've had the subframes out , where would you start looking for the difference??


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I checked that and the wishbones are stamped L & R......


Even in Flemish that is good as it is Links and Rechts ( I hope) :-) :-)
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Was the subframe completely dropped or just the rear mounts?

If completely dropped, there is potential with the front mounts to be refitted slightly out due to the holes on the mounts being oval....pic below. However; yours being am F would have rubber insert mounts so not sure if that would make a difference. Have dropped the front subframe on both an F and TF to change lower arms, but never experienced your issue.

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Yes, lowered the full subframe to avoid any stress on the front mounts, but I find the difference quite a lot for something like an oval slot, but I will look again tomorrow.


Thanks anyway as all ideas are gratefully received
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I would have thought if it were down to one component, like the lower arm, then you would have castor problems too.
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Clive , you mean the wishbone when you say lower arm???
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Yes. They are called the front lower arm on F/TFs.
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Yes. They are called the front lower arm on F/TFs.

I would have thought that (Rusty) front lower arm would have been a more descriptive name.


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