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1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo • V8 2WD Automatic • 64,518 miles

I have a 1984 Monte Carlo SS. It was lifted to fit 24 inch rims. I don't know what kind of springs or shocks they used. It has 24s on it right now and the passenger side tire is lopsided. The top of the tire is leaning inward. What can be done to fix it?
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84SS
August 21, 2011.



Alignment. Unfortunately it will be a waste of time unless you put the suspension back to its correct geometry. Even when the wheel is stood up straight on the alignment rack, the spindle and wheel will tip in and out on top excessively as the car goes up and down over bumps. Besides being miserable to control, you'll never get decent tire wear, not to mention those wheels and tires look ridiculous. Put it back to stock and enjoy a nice car. Coil springs are relatively easy to replace on the front with a short cut I figured out years ago, and the rear springs will just about fall out. They can be replaced in a few minutes per side. Control arm bushings are a high-failure item too when people change the ride height and don't understand all of the other things they're doing that can hurt the suspension system.

Caradiodoc
Aug 21, 2011.