Differential Not Centered

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  1. PlumHell

    PlumHell Hellcat Member

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    Has anyone noticed that their differential is not centered?

    I recently had some 305/35/20 NT555R's installed and noticed the driver side tire sticks out past the wheel opening about 1 1/2 inches and the other side is even with the wheel opening.

    Can this be corrected and how?
     
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    Was this after the car was back on the ground and had been driven?
     
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    I noticed it as soon as it was back on the ground.
     
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    Drive it and recheck. The wheels get tucked up and won't slide back outward persay until you drive it and everything fully settles.
     
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    Thought that myself. Drove it, did a couple of launches but no difference. Gonna put it on the lift this week end to check it out. Just wanted to see if this has been reported before.
     
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    Jim M SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    1 1/2" is WAY more than you would get with a little axle slide from jacking up. And the differential location would have nothing to do with it unless something was damaged at the tire shop. Are you using the stock wheels or aftermarket? It sounds more like different wheel offsets. Also check to make sure the hub of the wheel that is protruding is up flush with the brake hub.
     
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    I agree, that's a lot of difference, sounds like your car is dog leggings, my brothers new serria did the same thing...if it is doing, it seems like it would stress the drive line over time...sounds like needs to be put on the lasers
     
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    The diff is bolted to the frame in a cradle.
    It would be really difficult to get it off center wothput breaking something.
    Did you go with new wheels?
    It's possible the wheels are mismatched and you have the wrong offset on the side that's sticking out.
    Is there any noise? It could be that the wheel was not installed properly on the hub, or that the axle somehow got pulled out of the housing.
    I'd take it back to the tire place asap.
     
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    I'm using stock wheels and the wheel is flush up against the hub. I've already taken it back to the dealership for alignment because it drifts to the right and they said the alignment was good. I don't think they checked the rear at all.

    Plan on putting it on the lift this weekend to check and make sure all is secure.

    Thanks.
     
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    Have any pictures?
     
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    This should be obvious but are you sure both tires are 305/35/20 ? Could one of them be a 315?
     
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    Jim M SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I think the short answer here is that, unless somebody at the factory REALLY screwed up, the issue is not with the differential location.
     
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    If there are no functional issues, I'd leave it alone. But that's just me
     
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    I would take it to a good alignment shop, just to have it checked out...gmc service checks it every time I took my truck in..either way, it doesn't sound correct
     
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    If you don't get it resolved you are going to end up with bent sheet metal or a cut tire or both.
     

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