Rear axle wobble

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Re: Rear axle wobble

Post by Doc » Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:04 pm

What tyres have you got on those wheels?
Anything wider than 225 will catch the arch liner.
You could get away with 8mm or possibly 10mm spacer each side.
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Re: Rear axle wobble

Post by Thatcher1993 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:56 am

Im running 225s as much as I'm against spacers might be my only option then

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Re: Rear axle wobble

Post by Scoobysrt » Sat May 01, 2021 8:37 am

Your offset is wrong, spacers would surely make the issue worse by widening the track.
You need thinner tyres if you want to keep the same wheels somthing like 215's but I'm not a fan of stretched tyres myself.
Unless I'm missing something.
I beleive you can also get a narrower axle but you'll have to research that.
Lastly you could have the arches rolled but I've not really seen much of that done on caddy so it might be a no no.
Seems a lot of myther instead of just changing the wheels.
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Re: Rear axle wobble

Post by Doc » Sat May 01, 2021 8:52 am

My bad, I must have wrongly assumed the rubbing was on the inner arch and not the outer. If it is the outer, spacers will only worsen the situation as said.
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Re: Rear axle wobble

Post by Scoobysrt » Sat May 01, 2021 9:05 am

Lol I was just coming on to say the opposite that I assumed it was the outer arches but if its the inner arches spacers would help lol.

A bigger wheel offset makes them stick out further was my assumption but I have had a long night lol.
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Re: Rear axle wobble

Post by Thatcher1993 » Sat May 01, 2021 10:17 pm

It's inner arches that's rubbing not low enough for outer arches to rub. Wouldn't want to go smaller on the tyre not a fan of stretch either. Has anyone ever retrofitted a panhard rod to stop the movement. I have a few bits lying around and am competent with a welder so thinking about giving it a go.

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Re: Rear axle wobble

Post by Scoobysrt » Sun May 02, 2021 3:03 am

Not a panhard rod as such but this thread showing the latest air ride kit has a neat set up.
https://www.caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=46365

For the cost of cutting 2 bits of tube to go in your spring mounts I would try anti wobble blocks first.

Doc was right, a 5-10mm spacer may be your next answer but if you do go the panhard rod route I would be interested to see your results as I don't believe ive seen one on a caddy.
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Re: Rear axle wobble

Post by Thatcher1993 » Sun May 02, 2021 9:42 am

Im already running anti wobble blocks they didn't seem to make much difference. Can't read the tread yet still waiting for My account upgrade to be authorised.

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