alignment /toe setting

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alignment /toe setting

Postby 1oldmf » Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:23 pm

got tired of getting "kinda close" toe measurements
so looked around,
and make this, this am, I used 1 1/2 angle, you could use anything you have available.
width is 36" ( so it'll do my truck too)
6 in tall, and feet are 12 in, 8in in, 4 out, to be stable,
one on each side, use 2 tape measures, and read the results,
I thought I was pretty close, but found I was off 3/16,
I use a longacre caster/camber tool for other measurements.
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Re: alignment /toe setting

Postby cjbiagi » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:08 pm

Nice, I do my own alignment too and this looks pretty good.
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Re: alignment /toe setting

Postby dindin » Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:20 pm

Very nice, I did not know doing an alignment was possible without those big drive on machines.

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Re: alignment /toe setting

Postby cjbiagi » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:09 pm

You can get caster/camber gauges to go along with the device to measure toe. There are many different styles available, here's one.

http://smartracingproducts.com/smartcamber.html
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Re: alignment /toe setting

Postby Monza Harry » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:04 pm

I was looking at this one, http://www.longacreracing.com/products.aspx?pagename=Product%20Details&itemid=1798&prodid=7220 but I have bigger fish to fry first! That one Clyde posted is pretty nice, way more than I need for one alignment a decade, [lately anyway] Harry P.S. There are cheaper ones available, I seen one at a swap meet for ~$70 but I had already blown my allowance by then! :lol:
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Re: alignment /toe setting

Postby cosvega76 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:15 am

I have that Longacre gauge with the magnetic mount. I'm very pleased with it, comes in a nice foam-lined aluminum case. I had to buy it when my old Rebco gauge hit the floor and broke in two. I've used the Longacre turntables before, they're nice and light compared to my steel ones.

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Re: alignment /toe setting

Postby Monza Harry » Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:04 pm

Thanx for the feedback Chuck, I am not sure which way I may lead, Garage is FULL, pockets are almost always empty. And I don't like crawling around on the floor anymore. But if you want it done right ... we know the ending of that sentence! I think the swap meet one was "Shop Hardened Case" [that means blow moulded], better than no case and cheaper but not as nice, certainly adds value to the Longacre one! :? Harry
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Re: alignment /toe setting

Postby dindin » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:42 am

I would like to do this myself also..I need to look into an all in one unit for $200.00 or less..I really don't feel comfortable leaving it with mechanics after all the work I have done if I don't have too, Most shops use impact on everything instead of torque wrenchs.

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