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Old 08-09-2008, 11:42 PM   #1
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stock SVT alignment settings?

I can't seem to get any decent hits on this subforum or on google. Basically, I can't find the specs that WD40 is referring to in this post: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...92&postcount=5

Is there such a thing as stock or factory settings for toe and camber on SVT Foci?

I'm taking my car in to get an alignment done next week, and would like to restore any misalignment back to ideal settings. Granted ideal might not quite be stock, but because I'm learning to autocross, I figure that the best place to start (suspension wise) is with what all those SVE engineers dialed into it.


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my stock alignment eats the insides of tires due to svt setting the car lower for better handling. i just replaced 2 tires that looked near new but the insides of them were cord showing.
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my stock alignment eats the insides of tires due to svt setting the car lower for better handling. i just replaced 2 tires that looked near new but the insides of them were cord showing.
On the front or on the back? At the front I see 0 camber. Not sure how it would chew the insides so badly. On the back I see a little negative camber, but not sure if that's stock.
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The tire shop will be able to look up the stock settings for your car and will get you as close to spec as possible. Any suggestions to them, to try and go outside those specs, will be met with an explanation that it will decrease tire life. Just a call you have to make.

By nature, the car will like to wear at the insides of the wheels....more so in the rear than the fronts. From my experience, the fronts see the wear on the outside shoulders, from cornering. So as long as you are good about rotating them, you should be able to keep them relatively even.
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The tire shop will be able to look up the stock settings for your car and will get you as close to spec as possible. Any suggestions to them, to try and go outside those specs, will be met with an explanation that it will decrease tire life. Just a call you have to make.
Shouldn't be a problem since I want the stock settings. But you don't happen to know them?
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no, not off-hand, sorry. You could call an alignment shop and get them, though.
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