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Old 10-12-2012, 11:20 AM   #1
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What should i run for alignment in a lowerd svt? Yes i read the stickies so dont get mad at me for posting this

i have a lowered svt on sportline springs. ive done inner and outter tierods and need an alignment. my rear tires have extreme inner tire wear but the fronts arnt to bad. before i get the alignment im going to install the adjustable rear camber arms. my question is...what would be a good dd setup as well as a good handling setup for the ocaisonal autox while keeping my tires wearing as evenly as possible. now...i know theres going to be some give in take in this because i cant have it all but generally speaking what should i run. id rather have some specs in mind when i go to the shop because from my understanding my car could be put into stock specs and still have horrible tire wear. From what i read i would want toe the toe in the front to be as close to zero as possible but with a slight toe out. for the rear i have no idea on camber. all i know is that its way to much the way it sits lol. i was also thinking that the rears should be set as close to zero as posible for toe. however with them slightly toed in. so with all that being said what are the measurements i should tell the alignment shop to shoot for and if u can offer any other input or suggestions it would be greatly appreciated....oh and i have all stock bushings but am going to be replaceing them with prothane. thanks again guys


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Old 10-12-2012, 12:34 PM   #3
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well i just had mine zero'd out... i would suggest doing that.. .my wear looks really good. also camber is not adjustable in the rear unless you have A. camber bolts or B. camber arms.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:08 PM   #4
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ya im not going to get the alignment till the arms come in but thanks for the reply man
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If you read the alignment threads and stickies as you said you have, all the recommended numbers are there.
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I did read them and they give a broad range from x degrees to x degrees. Wat im looking for is actuall numbers. Set front toe to x and rear to to x. Set rear camber to x. Not set them between here and here
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You're alignment tech can rarely set each corner exactly the same. The ranges in any of the numbers I have provided work just fine and if you really looked at them, they are very close (hundreds of an inch or tenths of a degree) and any tolerances are pretty damn close. Hell they're going to change the second you sit in the car, have a passenger in the car or even when the gas tank is full and then again when it's empty. For these reasons they do not have to be exact, just reasonably close and certainly much more precise than the ranges Ford provides.
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I did read them and they give a broad range from x degrees to x degrees. Wat im looking for is actuall numbers. Set front toe to x and rear to to x. Set rear camber to x. Not set them between here and here
I start out w/ at least 1/2 to 3/4 tank of fuel. I pull the pins & run the castor sweep w/ my foot on the brake & the motor idling, Then when done w/ that I whip the wheel back a forth in quick short motions & then center the wheel. Then set the wind toe menu up. I start in the rear 1st by pulling the rear table pins to set the rear toe.I like .10 per side for the rear. I've tried O toe in the rear before & it whips & you have to really stay on top of the wheel w/ O toe in the rear & for the front stock bushings, I like a little toe out= -.03 -.05 per side & for poly bushings or w/ cfm arms I use as close as I can for O toe w/ a little toe out .00-.02. Then I make sure the S/W is straight. It really takes time to get this close. I find its a lot easier to have rear toe link's to adjust the rear toe= you can get it a lot closer, quicker then w/ the oem eccentric bolts. Like geezer said above there is a lot of movement & yeah, it takes time to get the adjustments real close. If you can find someone to get your front toe as close to O or a little out & run .10 to .15 per side in the rear, that should get you going & let the camber fall where it is.
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Thanks felixthecat thats what i was looking for. thats a huge help. greatly appreciated
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Thanks felixthecat thats what i was looking for. thats a huge help. greatly appreciated
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