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Username Post: 63 SS Correct Rim        (Topic#364852)
Posts: 112

Reg: 07-12-17
04-07-21 04:16 PM - Post#2817676    

As I was preparing to grease the front end on my 63 Impala SS, I noticed something that didn't seem quite right. The tie rod end is closer to the wheel on the drivers side than it is on the passenger side. I would think they should both be the same distance. Did some rims space the wheel in or out differently? Here are pics of the two ends in question. Thanks. Bob


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Reg: 07-12-17
04-08-21 06:46 AM - Post#2817690    
    In response to ampico-kid

Some additional research revealed that what I'm seeing here are two rims each with a different offset. The offset can be Neutral, Positive, or Negative. Now to determine what I have on the two rear wheels, and decide which offset is best suited to my car.

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04-08-21 10:20 AM - Post#2817705    
    In response to ampico-kid

Does the car have stock steel 14" wheels? If so there should be some codes stamped on the wheel to id them. At any rate I would think the offset not to be too critical (give or take an inch) as long as they are the same on each axle. Sure don't want a mis-match like you have now. I would also think the handling would be a bit wacky like pulling to one side.


Proud owner of My Blue 62 Impala SS


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