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10-09-2012 10:06 PM
pablo94sc
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Originally Posted by bsp_53 View Post
FWIW ... At 23,500 I just bought 4 new tires (General G-Max AS-03) because of egregious hydroplaning issues w/ my OEM ContiProContacts. Given the investment and frequency of rough roads traveled, I had the allignment checked / adjusted. The rear was perfectly fine and the front toe was in just a little bit. The allignment bay utilizes a laser system.
I have the same hydroplaning issue. Glad to know I'm not alone.
10-09-2012 12:18 PM
mustang0
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Originally Posted by TboneZX3 View Post
Huh?
Don't know if it is still used today but back in my Highschool autoshop days, we had a tool from Snapon, it laid on the floor and you drove across it without any steering inputs as that would affect the results. All it checked was toe in or out and the you would make adjustments according to manufactures specs. Toe is usaully set at 1/32- 1/8" if I remember correctly. But you sure aren't going to see toe in with the naked eye, camber is a different story. I ran 1.2 to 1.5 negative camber in the Racestang and you can definitely see that without measuring.
10-09-2012 11:54 AM
FordService
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Hi, I bought 2 new rear tires and I had my alignment done by a very good alignment place, but I dont know if they have ever done a new focus? The place uses hand tools (not laser) and it took them a long time to adjust the rear. He told me that camber is not adjustable, which from what I read is true, but I feel like my car sways and pulls the curve of the road so much more then before the alignment.. My steering wheel isnt 100% straight but I think they just touched the socket down there just to charge$ me for it (I dont think it was even off).. looking at my rear tires I can tell the camber is off and from the naked eye it looks like my toe is also off..

Does anyone have the 2012 alignment specs?
Also does anyone know if the dealerships drive over thing "alignment check" is a actuate specs.. Cause I spent alot of money and dont know if I want a refund or let them check it n fix if needed.. Thanks Jay
Hi 2012_Focus_,

I recommend making an appointment at your dealership so they can check your alignment. Ford certified techs are in the best position to inspect. If you need any further assistance, please feel free to reach out to me via PM.

Thanks,
Crystal
10-08-2012 10:19 AM
bsp_53 FWIW ... At 23,500 I just bought 4 new tires (General G-Max AS-03) because of egregious hydroplaning issues w/ my OEM ContiProContacts. Given the investment and frequency of rough roads traveled, I had the allignment checked / adjusted. The rear was perfectly fine and the front toe was in just a little bit. The allignment bay utilizes a laser system.
10-08-2012 09:52 AM
jdetzel And I let me just throw in - at 25,000 miles it is probably not a bad idea to have the alignment checked. I will probably do the same.
10-08-2012 09:50 AM
jdetzel
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thank you for being positive, I have 25k Miles and replaced 2 tires cause of money.. from what I hear on here and others the stock pilot 3 dont get many miles out of them so I went with Michelin MXM4.. The place that did the alignment is Weber Wheel Alignment in Palm Beach FL. Been in business for years, never had a problem with my trucks i've brought there.. This was my first alignment since i've owned the car.
25K sounds about right for those tires. I have the same and will be happy to get that from mine. I am probably going to look at some other brands, Yokohama makes a 40k tire for our car and I have had very good service from them in the past.
If this is a place you know and trust then you are probably good. But still makes me wonder about not using an alignment system. Have them recheck it.
10-08-2012 09:24 AM
2012_Focus_
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Originally Posted by TboneZX3 View Post
Huh?
When you pull into the service bay the dealer has a platform you drive on and it tells you if your alignment is off
10-08-2012 09:20 AM
TboneZX3
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Originally Posted by 2012_Focus_ View Post
Also does anyone know if the dealerships drive over thing "alignment check" is a actuate specs..
Huh?
10-08-2012 09:17 AM
2012_Focus_
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Originally Posted by jdetzel View Post
You had a 4 wheel alignment done right? Which is what one should do with a vehicle like ours that has 4 wheel independent suspension. You replaced 2 tires because they were worn and you put the new ones on the rear right? Which is what is recommended on a vehicle like ours that has front wheel drive. All of that all sounds about right.
The only thing is that the alignment was not done on some sort of measuring system, if I understood you correctly. That does not sound right. It seems like a very good alignment place would have a very good alignment system.
Do you think maybe you feel the new tires with brand new tread catching the irregularities in the road surface because they are brand new and have new tread?
thank you for being positive, I have 25k Miles and replaced 2 tires cause of money.. from what I hear on here and others the stock pilot 3 dont get many miles out of them so I went with Michelin MXM4.. The place that did the alignment is Weber Wheel Alignment in Palm Beach FL. Been in business for years, never had a problem with my trucks i've brought there.. This was my first alignment since i've owned the car.
10-08-2012 09:09 AM
jdetzel You had a 4 wheel alignment done right? Which is what one should do with a vehicle like ours that has 4 wheel independent suspension. You replaced 2 tires because they were worn and you put the new ones on the rear right? Which is what is recommended on a vehicle like ours that has front wheel drive. All of that all sounds about right.
The only thing is that the alignment was not done on some sort of measuring system, if I understood you correctly. That does not sound right. It seems like a very good alignment place would have a very good alignment system.
Do you think maybe you feel the new tires with brand new tread catching the irregularities in the road surface because they are brand new and have new tread?
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