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Old 06-29-2010, 10:14 PM   #21
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just looked at a few sources and what I have in post 4 currently is correct, both in inches and mm

However I did find that they changed it for 05-07, and again for 08-09, and once again for 2010. So if you dont have a 00-04, do a quick google for:

"ford focus" 2007 front rear track

replace 2007 with your model year of course. the quotes around ford focus make sure you only find results with the words ford and focus next to each other.
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Ok so here is what I want to confirm.

1494
-1486
= 8
/ 2
= 4mm that each rear tire should stick in further that the front. So if the front measures 10mm from the center cap the rear should measure 14mm.

58.819
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/ 2
=0.1575

0.1572 inches is equal to 0.400mm not 4mm. So is my math off or am I not understanding correctly.
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and if you want 0.1575 inches in 64ths, just multiply it by 64.

0.1575/1 = x/64

x = 64*0.1575 = 10.08

so the rears should be about 10/64 inches each further in. Which is 5/32. or 2.5/16. So if the fronts are at 2 inches, you would want the rears to read 2 and 10/64.
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Well fine be that way. LOL The conversion chart I looked up must be wrong then. Well now I need to check my alingment because I have been using the wrong measurements. I was using 2" from the center cap on the front wheels, then 2 5/8 from the rear. It looks like I shoud have been using 2" on the front and 2 5/32" on the rear.

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You posted before I finished typing this up.

So my car has a slight bit of neg camber right now which isn't horrible but not prefect like I want.
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correct.

In post 4 I had it really wrong since I screwed up the conversion, I said 2 and 1/64 in the back but it should really be 2 and 10/64

too late to edit that post now, maybe a mod can come in and add a 0 to it for me?

anyway your alignment will only be off maybe a 64th or two, if youre picky like me then yeah take another look but it should be fine.
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correct.

In post 4 I had it really wrong since I screwed up the conversion, I said 2 and 1/64 in the back but it should really be 2 and 10/64

too late to edit that post now, maybe a mod can come in and add a 0 to it for me?

anyway your alignment will only be off maybe a 64th or two, if youre picky like me then yeah take another look but it should be fine.
I fixed the other post

I'll redo my alingment and do the full write up at the same time. Everyone will have to settle for phone pics tho, cause thats all I got.
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Posted via FF MobileThe string method worked great yesterday, confirmed the conversion by just measuring 4mm on the central mechanic`s rule with a caliper - 5/32 is perfect. (10/64) Found LF 1/32 out, RF 1/32 in, LR 2/32 in, RR 4/32 in. Looks pretty close, and didn`t change on second check after front SVT struts installed and driven for a shake down. (this is measured with SVT wheels). Looks like steering is left to adj. for too much RR toe, wheel is slightly left - I`m guessing that if I can get the RR adjuster loose and adj. that to match the LR it`ll be perfect, or at least quite good! That should bring it to 2/32 in at rear and 0 in front. Thoughts? good enough at that? I`m happy that it looks like only one wheel off, and that not by much...
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Yup just bring that one wheel to 0 or match the other rear and you'll be fine. I usally set all four wheels to zero toe, for longer tire life. My front wheels have about 0.1 negative degrees of camber so running zero toe up front is important to me.

The hardest thing I had a problem with when doing this alingment is keeping the steering wheel in place.
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