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Old 05-05-2019, 06:14 PM
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About a month ago I sent my Miata into a curb and while I was very lucky to only mess up the alignment it is still causing me problems. I hit the curb in such a way that the front half of the rear right wheel was smashed it (causing an excessive toe in). I then took it apart and replaced the following:
1. The bent LCA bolt
2. Lower control arm
3. Upper control arm
4. Rear subframe

After replacing the LCA bolt which is know to be the common fault, I still had toe in, even when my eccentric bolts we're adjusted to maximize toe out. Basically no matter what I do with the alignment, I run out of adjustment and the right rear wheel is still toed in. This is leading me to think I bent a frame rail, but I can't imagine doing that when I have 4 parts that would yield before the frame, acting as protection. Could my hub be bent? It looks fine.

Of note all the replacement parts were measured and deemed straight

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Old 05-05-2019, 07:59 PM
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Hub could easily be bent, yea. You can get massive toe swing with one eccentric in and the other out.
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Ok thanks, I'll take a look at it
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