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Old 02-22-2008, 09:49 PM   #1
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Autocross Alignment Specs

I'd like to see the autocross alignment specs folks are running for the Focus. Thanks!

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Tire:

Front
Toe:
Camber:
Caster:

Rear
Toe:
Camber:
Caster:


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Old 02-22-2008, 11:05 PM   #2
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Mine goes in next week.

On a stock suspension, there isn't much that I can play with as far as range is concerned.

Toe certainly helps, but it is hell on a daily driver.

Caster isn't adjustable (if I recall correctly)

Camber - 1.5 in the front and - 1 in the rear.
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caster you need plates to adjust or some shops will slot your holes for you, but I wouldnt recommend it. If its your daily driver, you dont want to go all extreme or you'll wear tires like they are going out of style.

If you have a knowledgeable shop do the alignment, tell them you autocross and would like to be set toward the outter limits of what the factory calls for. It might give you a lil better feel but won't tear into your new rubbers. I will have to dig around and see if I can come up with my settings, the shop I went to did a nice job and my tire life is still pretty decent.
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Old 02-23-2008, 08:27 AM   #4
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front: -2 deg. camber
1/16" total toe out...no real noticable tire wear that i can see
max pos. caster....I don't recall how much it was.

rear: -1.5 camber
0 toe

I like this set up alot, but my tire wear ( on track) shows that I could go another -.5 to -1 deg. neg. camber if I had better camber plates. I may upgrade next year to the LCR plates for more range of adjustment. hope this helps,
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^^ Thanks guys, I appreciate the info!!!
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Tire: Falken Azenis RT-615 - 215/45/16

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Camber: -1.2° (estimated value with slotted holes)
Toe: .10° toe out

Rear:
Camber: -1.5°
Toe: 0.0°

Caster is whatever it ended up at...
IIRC, numbers are within tolerances side to side, but I don't know the exact values at this moment.
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Front
Toe: 1/16in out
Camber: -2.5deg
Caster: stock, not adjusted

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Toe: 0
Camber: -1.8deg
Caster: stock

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