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pizzamann95
04-26-2017, 07:05 PM
I don't like the way the rear wheel sits back in the well. It looks like it's too close to the rear bumper. Is there a way to push that forward, or is it something I have to live with? I heard that this could be a by product of lowering, but it's a 1.25" drop.
http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=26479&stc=1

Michael T
04-28-2017, 02:07 PM
Being a twist beam axle, to correct that location would take fabrication.

Fiat500USA
04-28-2017, 09:49 PM
It looks normal to me. The wheel travels in an arc so the odds are at some point the wheel will be either forward or back in the wheel opening. I'm sure if you look at a bunch of different makes of cars, some will have wheels not centered in the wheel opening.


https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oTE8lvb_2dQ/UPVxr3YpYeI/AAAAAAAAPHk/zH0jXtVrmBAAgb8X8hCRG7DMCkdsWnOwwCPcB/s650/Fiat500USA.com-Fiat-at-2013-Detroit%253DAuto-Show%2B017.JPG


It could very well be that lowering the car exacerbated the situation. Personally, I think it looks fine and I wouldn't notice it unless pointed out.

ice445
04-29-2017, 03:13 AM
As stated above, perfectly normal. Many cars display this sort of "lack of centering". A lot of times the body lines don't correspond with the axle geometry.

pizzamann95
04-29-2017, 10:43 PM
I was just wondering. I read on the Subaru forums that it can be fixed by switching some parts.

Shailer Andrew
04-30-2017, 01:17 AM
Yeah I know MKIV VWs have an issue after lowering. Companies sell plates that shift the rear beam mounting points so the wheel is more centered.

http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/xxritcheousxx/NL_MKIV_WheelCenteringPlates20120321093701_large_z psz6lpadpi.jpg

http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/xxritcheousxx/plates_zpszokyhz68.jpg