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Old 01-30-2008, 07:31 PM   #1
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Another Alignment Q (yes, I searched)

Okay, so I am not too sure about alignment stuff, but since I put on the SVT kit, I know I have to have it aligned. From reading all the different posts, I am getting the sense that the factory specs are really broad, and not necessarily the best. My question is, when I go get it aligned, what do I tell the guy? I understand that the rear toe should be set at a minimum (about .08"), what do I tell him about all the other things? Any help is welcome, sorry if there was a post on this earlier...


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Okay, so I am not too sure about alignment stuff, but since I put on the SVT kit, I know I have to have it aligned. From reading all the different posts, I am getting the sense that the factory specs are really broad, and not necessarily the best. My question is, when I go get it aligned, what do I tell the guy? I understand that the rear toe should be set at a minimum (about .08"), what do I tell him about all the other things? Any help is welcome, sorry if there was a post on this earlier...
Is the SVT kit for the front and the rear?

If so, then I would ask the tech align the car as if it were an SVT. They can compensate for different tire/rim sizes. So, it shouldn't be too difficult.

With alignment specs, they are all given a range (regardless of manufacturer). I would get it as close as you can to a true nuetral setting and then start playing with camber angles and the like depending on the handling characteristics you are looking for.
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:29 PM   #3
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yeah, it's an svt kit front and rear. I am really looking for a daily driver that might get autox'd occasionally. Thanks for the help.
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Minimum rear toe setting for the SVT is 0.04" (0.08" is for a non-SVT). As WeeAsp indicated, tell the alignment tech that you have a SVT suspension package. The only thing that really varies between SVT and non SVT are toe ranges. Shoot for 0.04" in the rear. The front range is -0.07" to 0.00" (SVT front) versus -0.05" to 0.05" (non-SVT front). A little toe out in the front (negative number) is desirable (-0.02" or so would be a good starting point).

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Awesome, thanks for the help.
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Okay, so I went for an alignment today, and this is what they did:

Left Front Right Front
Camber: -0.9* Camber: -0.8*
Caster: 3.1* Caster: 3.9*
Toe: -0.09* Toe: -0.09*

Left Rear Right Rear
Camber: -1.6* Camber: -1.2*
Toe: 0.21* Toe: 0.15*

*=degrees

Does that sound about right?

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