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PostSubject: home alignment   home alignment EmptySun Oct 03, 2010 6:43 pm

does anyone here do their own alignment? I've installed cam bolts on my steering knuckle so i can change camber without using a special tool.i also have a Longacre caster/camber gauge to fine tune.i plan on using the string method to measure toe. does anyone have a preferred method?
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PostSubject: Re: home alignment   home alignment EmptySun Oct 03, 2010 7:28 pm

Measuring wheel front/rear for toe works. It's easier using a pair of aluminum plates, either homemade or buy something like this:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/HDT-TA-003/?rtype=10

For common steering and toe alignment, I just pay the $60 and let Sears do it on the lift.

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PostSubject: Re: home alignment   home alignment EmptyMon Oct 04, 2010 6:30 am

I am thinking of getting a pair of those too. I did my alignment last night. It came out pretty good using the string method,but i ididnt lock the steering wheel,so while the wheels are pinting straight ahead,the steering wheel is a little cockeyed.have to redo today......