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Old 03-10-2008, 09:36 PM   #1
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So i checked out a couple of threads that have information on what an svt's suspension specs should be when the cars aligned. I am gettin my car aligned tomorrow at ford bright and early and this is what i have to give to them.

-Set front toe at .02-.04 toe out, same direction and degree each side. (Total toe at .10 toe out max)

Set rear toe at .02 toe in each side. (Total toe at .04 toe in max)

If you can get any camber adjustment out of the rear, get the least amount possible.

Everything else goes in the middle of spec.

Now I dont know much about aligning cars but my dad does. He doesnt like those specs. Can I get some help here and make sure what Im giving ford is correct? I got these specs from WD40...


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Old 03-11-2008, 12:13 AM   #2
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Don't worry too much about the front. Just a tad of toe-out is good. Total toe should be as close to the combined individual sides as possible. In your example above the resulting total toe should be -.04 or -.08. (Note: the allowable range in inches is -0.07" (IN) to 0.00". I suggest something in the 0.02" IN range as a good starting point).

In the rear just ask for a little toe-out or in this case, the minimum allowable amount which is 0.04" (sorry I don't have the degree equivalent) for an SVT. If rear camber is greater than -1.5 degrees you should consider camber bolts, especially if the car is lowered.

What settings is your dad concerned about?
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I cant remember exactly what he was talkin to me about. He first told me he didnt even believe me you could adjust the toe on our car...I told him if people are tellin me we can, i suppose we can. Secondly, i think he said he wanted the front toe to be aligned out and ofcourse i disagreed with him b/c i was basing my arguement with WD40 info. Basically, hes really effy about the toe ordeal and so am i now. He also said well what about caster?

The camber alignment is about the only thing I am sure of.
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:47 AM   #5
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0.02" IN range as a good starting point)
Are u sayin .02" toe in for each front wheel?
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Are u sayin .02" toe in for each front wheel?

If it's not already too late...yes .02" per side. Tell your dad that toe is the only perimeter that has any significant adjustability. Camber and caster have minimal adjustability. Remind him that toe can be adjusted on most cars with independent suspensions. He's probably thinking about cars with solid rear axles where toe is not adjustable.
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Well it is too late lol. But let me show you a pic of the alignment i got from ford
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I'm surprised they set the rear toe-in so low. Is that what you specifically asked for? Maybe they know something (that we have suspected all along) and are reluctant to admit to. I also question why they put toe-in on the front where a little toe-out is the norm. That takes it out of spec in the wrong direction. All in all you weren't in too bad of shape with the original settings.
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is there anything i need to point out to ford that id want change?
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