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Old 03-16-2009, 04:50 PM   #1
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Cool toe q's

Im going to be taking my ride in for alignment next week after installing my pro-kit fri.What should I tell the mechanic to set the toe too?Thanks.


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You have it set to stock
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I have it at stock now and tore through my old tires in less then 20k with normal driving?? worried about the larger tires if the toe and camber shouldn't change from stock to cut down on tire wear.
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Where did it eat up on the tires?
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I have it at stock now and tore through my old tires in less then 20k
^^^Exactly what will happen with such vague (large range) settings as the stock ones are.

To save some writing time, I'm just going to link you to a couple of recent discussions:
For the rear settings:
Aligning a Lowered Car
The front is much easier.
Have it set to minimum toe out specification.
^^^Which should be -.01 to -.03 inches.
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Where did it eat up on the tires?
the tread was wearing on the inside of tires on the rear,the front was not as bad just a lil vibration in the wheel
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the tread was wearing on the inside of tires on the rear,the front was not as bad just a lil vibration in the wheel
That may be a camber issue. Front -.03 and rear .03 is what I prefer. Ask them to get it close to that and you will be happy! Post up your specs after the alignment.
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That may be a camber issue. Front -.03 and rear .03 is what I prefer. Ask them to get it close to that and you will be happy! Post up your specs after the alignment.
Thank you for taking the words right out of my mouth
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Please, when anyone refers to specific settings, its necessary to idendtify whether the settings are in inches or degrees This is important because "toe" can be measured in either.

That said, the minimum rear toe range for an 07 Focus in degrees (and based on printouts received from FF members) is 0.10 to 0.30 (toe-in). With a lowered car shoot for the minimum amount of rear toe-in. In this case 0.10. If wear persists going a little less may be advisable but you may get resistance from whomever is doing the alignment. A good alignment shop will understand and should accomodate you. Rear camber range is -0.3 to -1.8 degrees (please note this is a half degree less than earlier models!!....Ford may have learned something by now). I recommend not going more than -1.5 degrees of negative rear camber if possible. When you lower a Focus you may need a camber correction devise for the rear since camber is not adjustable. I have had good luck with camber bolts. They are cheap and reasonably easy to install.

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