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Old 10-31-2012, 01:31 PM   #170
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Originally Posted by DarderSauce View Post
Just putting this here for a reference to look at when I bring my car in for allignment and to help anyone else that may read this in the future. Originally posted by Geezer

For most Foci (especially 00 to 05) the following specs work. For 06+ cars these specs also seem to work, but rear camber (per Ford), should not exceed -1.3 degrrees:

Front toe: .01 to .02 inches of "toe-out" but no more (zero toe if you have poly bushings)
Rear toe: .04 inches of "toe-in" (per side)
Front Camber: anything "within spec".... its non-adjustable.
Rear camber: -1.0 to -1.5 degrees (you can go less without problems but some negative camber tends to improve handling characteristics). More than -1.5 degrees and you start to promote inside edge tire wear especially if your toe setting exceeds what's recommended above.

FWIW, my rear camber is -1.9 degrees. Its a little excessive but I did (and still do) not feel like buying camber arms or bolts. I have had no excessive wear. This does not apply to all people since we are all running different styles/sizes of wheels and tires but I just don't want you to be scared if you hit this number.
Jason SR230 2008 SE 5 speed
06Escape__________04 Superduty
03XR400R,plated____97 Escort
74Nova____________73 Nova Custom
71F100____________69 F100
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