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  • #12950

    Mark Lozon

    I have been looking at buying a bare chassis. How do I tell is it is bent or not?

  • #12995

    Rob Kozakowski

    Unfortunately, apart from laying it out on a chassis table, it’s tough to tell unless it is really badly bent.

  • #13176

    Chris Reinhardt

    You could get an idea with a tape measure and a level.  Do your transverse corner measurements (front left, right rear, front right, left rear).  They should be the same.  Then set the chassis up on three jack stands, two on the rear, one center in the front.  Put a 3′ level across the top of the rear bearing hangers and level the chassis.  Then swap the level to across the front axle brackets.  Should also be level.

    That being said, it’s common for a chassis to have a twist to it right from the factory, they are easily twisted back.


    Chris Reinhardt

    CR2 Motorsports


    XV Racing Products



  • #13208

    Valdis Sustko

    Would Sniper alignment tool be helpful?

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