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2014-11-04 00:37:53
Originally Posted by Kyle
Originally Posted by nsusammyeb
I'm with hank. I set my toe with a string and camber with a level.

More things you and Richard can talk about next year. That is pretty much one of his favorite things to do.

+1 to methods that just plain work.

Lmao, I've got some pictures to share with him. Working on a build right now.
2014-11-04 22:10:52
B chassis doesn't seem to suffer from beam shift as much as the P chassis. My B15 even being lowered had no beam shift. While my P11 has it shifted at least 1/4" at stock height. When I did my toe alignment with strings I believe I had Tein's -0.8" in the back. That made my front toe be off by 1/4-1/2".

I've used toe plates since then, and put it on laser alignment machine and it was within 1/16".
Last edited by Vadim on 2014-11-04 at 22-12-25.
2014-11-05 12:50:05
The thing about toe plates it its sitting on the tire. The tire can have imperfections in the side wall throwing off toe not to mention the bulge at the bottom of the tire if air pressures are not the same. They do work and are great for quick settings for when at the track or to get the car to alignment person after a part replacement. But me personally wouldn't depend on settings for everyday use. Measuring off the front of the rim at 9 o'clock position and the rear at 3 o'clock position is very accurate unless you have a bent rim. I also use a digital angle finder with a magnetic base to set camber and caster. I use a piece of straight edge that sits against the OD of the rim and set the finder against it. For caster I just place it on the strut and adjust.
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