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Old 12-16-2007, 02:34 PM   #11
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For 2000 to 2005 front is -.07" to 0.00" the rear is 0.04 to 0.11

A recently posted alignment printout for a 2007 was -0.1 to 0.1 front and 0.08 to 0.28 rear as the specified range.

I'm not sure what the specs are for a 2006 falls or 2008.
Note, these are all in inches.
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Old 12-16-2007, 02:42 PM   #12
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there is a company called longacre they make race car set-upproducts that can easily be used for any car. well here are their toe plates

http://www.hrpworld.com/index.cfm?fo...action=product

they also make camber and caster gauges, scales, and all sorts of set-up stuff. with about 200 bucks you can get everything you need to set-up your car and align it to your own specs or accuratly set-up your car for the track or street. pays for itself on your second alignment. its pretty cool and not very hard to do, we set up a freind of mines spec miata in around 45mins and niether of us had ever done it before, im pretty sure if we did it again we could do it in about 20 mins. if you are a DIY kinda guy i recomend it. just read your manual and figure out exactly how to adjust everthing! good luck

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Note, these are all in inches.
Absolutely correct and thanks for clarifying that. Some alignment racks still use degrees but I do not have any numbers based on those specifications..
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Geezer, after I install the SVT spring and damper kit, how much will my toe change?
I have no idea...sorry.
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Absolutely correct and thanks for clarifying that. Some alignment racks still use degrees but I do not have any numbers based on those specifications..
in degrees the range is 0.15 to 0.35 toe in.

So basically you want it at 0.15 degrees.

Still wondering if its bad to go lower than .15....???


and after installing a suspension kit, the toe change will depend on wether or not you took out the inner bolt of the lower control arm. If you didnt, then it should change a bit, but will definitely go out of spec. If you did take it out, who knows how far off it is... Mine was at -.8/-1.11 degrees in the rear, - meaning toe out.
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ok so check it, iv had this problem for about a year. iv been through 3 sets of very expensive tires and and its just the rears, they all have the same wearing problem, they all get bad flat spots and the car will shake horribly between about 55 and 70 then it smooths out iv had 3 alignments and im willing to try for 1 more before i put my stock springs back on.........by the way i have the sportlines and 17's and 16's both of which have had 3 sets of tires.

im a flight nurse in a different city and have to drive 27 miles one way to the hospital and i need my ride to be smooth and still keep my bad ass low look, if i have to i will trade for the prokit

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you may need new shocks. Especially if you are still on the stock ones.
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ok so check it, iv had this problem for about a year. iv been through 3 sets of very expensive tires and and its just the rears, they all have the same wearing problem, they all get bad flat spots and the car will shake horribly between about 55 and 70 then it smooths out iv had 3 alignments and im willing to try for 1 more before i put my stock springs back on.........by the way i have the sportlines and 17's and 16's both of which have had 3 sets of tires.

im a flight nurse in a different city and have to drive 27 miles one way to the hospital and i need my ride to be smooth and still keep my bad ass low look, if i have to i will trade for the prokit

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Can you be more specific about what you're calling a flat spot? Are you referring to a completeley bald area such as the edge of the tire. Is it in only one area of the tire (localized), is it a series of cupped like bad areas around the tire? Can you post any of the printouts from your alignments as those numbers could be very helpful.
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well lets see how to describe my tire with a flat spot...kinds looks like a d lol like its just in one spot on the rear tires and its all the way accross the tire so its like u run ur hand around the tire and its like full tread half tread bald slick half tread full tread in that order, i dont have a printout of the alignment specs but i know im still towed out in the rear and im at a -camber, the front wears fine just normal.

but if i had to say the flat spot runs the width of the tire and about 20% around then the tire looks fine
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