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Old 01-15-2010, 12:02 PM   #11
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So using the track widths the rear tires are going to be 8mm farther away form the string as the front correct?
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thats 8mm total so 4mm per side

... come to think of it that seems like a lot. 1/32 is .03125 1/64 is .015625 so using inches I just put them so the string was just less than 2-1/64" in the rear and right on 2" in the front to get .01 per side.

A tiny bit of cross-toe wont hurt that much.
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OH CRAP

ok so, my unit conversion screwed up some how??? Now I need to go double check those values. check for edits up there.
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alright, the ones in mm are quoted in many places so... the edit i have up there now is correct, and we need to re-do Matt's ASAP. lol
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:20 PM   #15
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I may just use mm becasue its so much easier to understand.
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that scooby how too seems quite accurate, but overly complicated.
i set my toe using toe plates like these http://www.hmsmotorsport.com/store/t...ols/toe-plates but mine were home made.

To keep things centred on only make symetrical adjustment (same on each side) so assuming that my alignmnet was even to begin with(no pull to 1 side, steering wheel straight, no thrust angle) equal changes to boths side should end up even and symetrical in the end.

use toe plate and hook up tape measures.


i put the car on ramps cuz the tires need to be on the ground, but i still wanted to be able to get under the car and make adjustments. measure the difference between the 2 toe plates and presto, theres your toe. adjust as needed.

I've probably saved like 400$ in the last year by doing my own alignemnets ,cuz i play aroun with my suspension alot. However this winter, i did go pay for 1 alignemt just to get everything centred again
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yeah thats the thing about the scooby method it will for sure make you on center (and you dont have to use all that wood, lol)
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Just got back form Lowes! 9 bucks for the ruler, masons line, and 4 VCT tiles.
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So I tried this out today and success! I got rid of the left hand pull. It took me awhile to get a few things figured out. I was planing on doing a write up but think I'll wait until I do this a few more times to make sure I know what Im doing.

Thanks for the help illinpio
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Everyone hold on I need to confirm the measurements with illinipo. I the inches and mm measurements are the same and I need to confirm which one is the correct one.
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