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Old 03-08-2013, 04:20 PM   #1
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:40 PM   #2
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everything should be green.

how does it drive?
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everything should be green.

how does it drive?
about to find out... only drove home (5 minutes from dealer) but heading out now.. 20+miles each way, so I'll put 40 miles to the test..

-any aligment gurus pls comment!
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I would say a little too much toe. especially in the rear, which ideally would be closer to 0.

Also is that toe-in in hte front? Usually should be a tiny bit of toe out in FWD car as the pull from the tires while driving will straigthen it out.
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Yeah too much toe. Closer to 0 the better. What are you lowered on? Rear camber is way too high, you'll want to invest in rear camber adjustment kit. However, those numbers are all over the place, doesn't look like the guy did any adjustment.
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I'm confused why he let it be with anything NOT in the green. You went for an alignment...everything should be in spec, ie: green.
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Good catch thenorm, it looks like they got the front toe backwards,there's no way they'd set it up with that much toe out in the back, I think it'd be noticeably squirrely (and potentially dangerous) if that were toe out. Conventional wisdom with a FWD is a little toe out in front due the torquing force when driving causing the front to toe in some closer to zero (still want a hair toe out in front for steering response), and a little toe in in back since that's static and road friction causes some toe out when driving.

I just looked at an instructional video from Hunter alignment (99% sure that's what was used) and they're showing toe in as a + figure and toe out as -, so somebody screwed up with the front toe. I guess they can say it's in the green and therefore correct, but it's not ideal.
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I'm confused why he let it be with anything NOT in the green. You went for an alignment...everything should be in spec, ie: green.
Well the front camber is non adjustable without camber plates or other things, but yeah the total toe in back is pretty half assed and the front toe is completely backwards. Somebody was either in a total rush or not trying very hard.

It's worth it to in advance request before and after measurement sheets, and then you'll know what was and wasn't adjusted.

OP, why'd you get the alignment done and how's it driving now?
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Here are the specs from Ford (for a ST)

Caster
left front measurement Spec: 4.28 +/- 0.75
right front measurement Spec: 4.28 +/- 0.75

Camber
left front measurement Spec: -0.83 +/- 0.75
right front measurement Spec: -0.93 +/- 0.75

left rear measurement Spec: -1.35 +/- 0.75
right rear measurement Spec: -1.35 +/- 0.75

Toe
(positive value is toe in, negative value is toe out)
front total measurement Spec: 0.10 +/- 0.20
left rear measurement Spec: 0.19 +/- 0.2
right rear measurement Spec: 0.19 +/-0.2
rear total measurement Spec: 0.38 +/- 0.2
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Correct toe specs:

Front toe @ curb ride height (positive value is toe in, negative value is toe out): 0.2 0.2

Rear toe @ curb ride height (positive value is toe in, negative value is toe out): 0.38 0.20 (total)
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