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Old 03-13-2007, 09:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how do you guys set up your alignment?

I recently bent the shit out of my tierod on my dana 60 by running over a ford festiva in my shop parking lot, then got death wobble from hell. I put a straight tierod on there but the wobble is still there, I tried a few alignment positons but none seem to be good. My boss says the tires need to be pointed like this
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I want to know if that is right, he is saying 1/2 inch tighter in the front. How do you guys set up your rigs that see pavement sometimes. I refuse to pay schwabs 80 bucks to align my junk, oh yeah and they wont touch it anyways
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not that i ever get it exactly right, but i usually set it up very slighty toed in, like your boss said. (however, i dont drive mine on the road.)
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You only need a couple degrees of toe-in. 1/4" on a 235x75r15 tire is like half a foot on a 44" tire.
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i set my shit dead nuts sqaure on 38"s and have no woble. and drive it daily on the street

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i set my shit dead nuts sqaure on 38"s and have no woble. and drive it daily on the street
yeah I have mine set up square . . . running 44 tsl's . . no wobble . . street driven every once in a while . .
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I want to know if that is right, he is saying 1/2 inch tighter in the front.
You should only be around 1/8" toed in. Its good to be a little toed in because the drag on the tires at highway speed will try to toe the tires out.
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I have the same problem just jumped under truck and rechecked the toe in & out well after throwing the new streeing parts on last weekend and rushing I realized the wheels where toed in about 3/4" just set it up dead on and test drove alot less woble just shakes for a split second after applying brakes

I'm thinking when you jam on brakes maybe the wheels toe in a bit because of shity oem setup is this possible?
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I'm thinking when you jam on brakes maybe the wheels toe in a bit because of shity oem setup is this possible?
It would make it toe out more if anything when you hit the brakes.
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