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Hi All. '85 NA S3 when I bought the car she was pulling to the right, back then it looked like it was a sticky calliper (both right and left where heavy rusted , now that I have taken the whole front suspension apart and done some measurments it looks like the T is not square. the right side is 6mm longer then the left side.

question is, does 6mm alters the handling of the car in a straight line? (with toe-camber-caster all ok)

or do I need to make the lower arms adjustable so I can bring the lower ball joints to the correct position

btw the chassis does not seems to be bend, ther is no sign for a repair in the past so could this be the lotus tollerance

thanks, rick

(btw the callipers where not good and have been replaced but I have not driven the car so I do not know if this is/was the only problem)

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So am I right that you mean one wheel is set-back 6mm compare to the other? If that's the case I'd not be overly concerned as long as all 4 wheels align correctly. I know another Esprit with more than 25mm of set-back, not we are going to do something with that but if we got to 6mm we'd be happy.

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Hi Andy yes you are correct, wheelbase rhs is 6mm longer then the lhs.

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