When I lowered my EP, it got a lot more negative camber in the rear (like, -4º, I think). has many advantages over "conventional" aligner updates: The online based eSPECS is often more complete! Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 15 of 15 Posts ... A forum community dedicated to Factory Five owners and enthusiasts. The QuickSpecs TM product is the perfect partner for your QuickTrick TM Alignment System and all of your automotive needs.. Click here for Wheel Alignment: Reading Specifications Refer to additional information in the GM Service Policies & Procedures Manual for complete documentation This has a direct effect on your wheels as well. I checked the manual and it only shows the specs for track use. Where did the factory intend for you to set things? 3,765 55. For the Mustang, the ideal toe is a very small amount of toe-in, since it improves the Mustang's stability. Ideally, toe should be adjusted to 0.24 degrees, with an acceptable variance of 0.2 degrees per wheel. The caster should be 6.10 degrees with a margin of error of 0.50 degrees. Didn't want it too negative. Factory Alignment Specs Hi guys, I just finished the Daystar 2.5/1.5 last week and will be taking the 4Runner in for front-end alignment. We use the latest Hunter HawkEye alignment equipment. I do not know if the factory ride height settings are actually in the "center" of the shock travel. Toe measurements determine the parallel angle between the front wheels of the K1500/2500 pickup. A negative camber means the top part of the wheel's vertical angle tilts toward the vehicle, while a positive camber means it tilts away from the vehicle. In the rear, the toe-in should be 0.09 inches with a margin of error of 0.04 inches, or 0.18 degrees with a margin of error of 0.08. Wheel alignment on any BMW vehicle requires an understanding of the BMW Kinematic Diagnosis System (KDS), which is an advanced system that maintains the BMW standards of handling, speed, precision and performance. I just finished the rebuild of my front end and need to get an alignment. I cannot really provide much insight on this. Looks a lot like what I saw on my EP's alignment sheets. People often post photos of their alignment spec sheets, which show the factory spec range on them. The rear right and left tire toe should be at zero and +/- 3 mm. Toe and caster is all there is! Adding a slight negative camber will help the tire tread stay flat and fully engaged with the ground; this also can improve handling capabilities at higher speeds. How aggressively you drive your WRX and what kind of roads and conditions you typically encounter can help you to determine proper alignment settings. In terms of degrees, the toe-in should be 0.33 degrees with a margin of error of 0.33 degrees. Any help is appreciated. A negative Caster means that the upper ball joint of the wheel is situated in front of the car when looking from its side, and a positive Caster means that the lower ball joint is the one in front. A Mustang's Caster allowance ranges from negative .50 degrees to .75 degrees. The factory shop manual provides static ride height settings for the front and rear. Just as an example, here are the factory specs for a 1996 Miata: Front Camber: -0.6 to +1.4 degrees Front Caster: +3.4 to + 5.4 degrees Front Toe: -0.05 to +0.35 degrees. Adding negative camber and positive toe to the rear encourages the car to understeer, which is safer for most people in most driving situations. For the E300, E320, E420, and E430 Mercedes Benz models, the wheelbase is 111.5 inches, and the tread width is roughly 61 inches in the front and 60 inches in the rear. The camber angle identifies how far the tire slants away from vertical when viewed directly … The toe-in should be 0.10 inches with a margin of error of 0.04 inches, or 0.20 degrees with a margin of error of 0.08 degrees in the front. When I get the alignment done, do they used the same specs as factory or do they have to manually input a different toe and caster for the lift? The tread width in the front and rear is 62 inches. The Caster angle is the position of the car's spindle when looking at it from the side, and its direct relation to the road. Toe refers to the angle of a tire being viewed from above. The specifications required for proper wheel alignment have much to do with the camber and caster measurements, along with the toe. I installed king shocks and total chaos upper control arms. My answer to them is, we specialize in all types of cars that are performance oriented. Jun 9, 2009 #1. Copyright 2021 Leaf Group Ltd. / Leaf Group Media. Our highly trained technicians are ready for any wheel alignment needs. Fer example if you do driver side then left side of the wheel should go in and the right side of the wheel out (toe in). Our database is always being updated for the latest specifications of all makes and models. E300, E320, E420, E430 Model Specifications. Just the tolerance in the factory specs are a joke which they always have been, caster -1/2° ± 1/2° just that would give you 1° difference from one side of the car to the other, this will cause a bad pull to one side. The difference can be astonishing. Whether you want an alignment done based on OEM specifications or custom track specifications, we at RCT Performance will have no problem doing it. The caster should be 5.33 degrees with a margin of error of 0.50 degrees. Caster not applicable, there is no adjustment possible A Mustang's toe allowance is .25 degrees for toe-in, and .25 degrees for toe-out. 222 Posts . Whats the latest, greatest alignment specs? Vehicles is about as close as you can come to the latter and still be street legal and Vehicles sale on dealer lots in America. For instance, for touring use, the WRX front right and left camber may be set at -1.0 degrees, and rear right and left toe may be set at 1mm toe-out. Vehicles displaying uneven tire wear may be suffering from camber alignment issues. 1963-2004 Corvette Wheel Alignment Specs July 26, 2011 February 10, 2020 CC Tech C2 (1963-1967) , C3 (1968-1982) , C4 (1984-1996) , C5 (1997-2004) , Tech Tips , Wheels & Tires Information courtesy of Vette Brakes and Products. We discuss MK4, GTM, 818, Type 65 coupe, roadsters, and more! Factory Alignment Specs Posted by pneumo, Feb 20, 2005. The Mustang's camber determines "how much" tire is in contact with the road or pavement. Viperless Enthusiast. Proudly created by www.ReadySetStudios.com, © 2023 by Rct Performance. Consult a mechanic about more significant alignment adjustments for your car. If the car is aligned with a negative toe in (toed out), i.e. Alignment Specifications for a Mercedes Benz. The front right and left tire toe should be at zero and +/- 3mm. The factory recommended wheel alignment specifications for the Subaru WRX is as follow. Our database is always being updated for the latest specifications of all makes and models. These Dodge Ram solid axle trucks are the most simple vehicles ever to align. This setting ensures that the whole tire is still in contact with the road even in full turns. Someone who uses his car primarily to commute in the city would likely drive a car with different alignment specifications than those of a car driven by someone who races off-road in rough conditions. The turning angle of the outside wheel should be 18.58, and 20 for the inside wheel. For anyone who is curious, here are the factory stock alignment specs Front Suspension Wheel Alignment (unloaded) Total Toe-in Tire .08" [tolerance +/- .15"] Rim Inner .04" +/- .12" Degree 0 degree 11 arcminutes +/- 11 arc minutes Caster angle 3 degrees 8 arcminutes [tolerance +/- 1 degree] Camber Angle 57 arcminutes [tolerance +/- 1 degree] This helps in its stability and control while driving in a straight line. Document wheel alignment warranty claims appropriately for labor operations 8070012 and 8070032. Let’s start by looking at the factory alignment specs. A copy of the alignment machine printout showing before and after alignment specifications must be attached to the job card. The Alignment Specifications of a 1994 "Silverado". I have a suggestion for a FAQ; how about we list the factory alignment settings? I don't have the specs from he dealer's alignment, so. Does anyone know the standard toe and caster specs for the front wheels. With the front and rear toe set at zero degrees it helps ensure solid, reliable handling as well as straight and even tracking. For some reason more and more alignment shops these days seem to really struggle with these trucks, or are just being extremely lazy. It's a safe factory alignment. A zero degree camber would be even; a negative camber would have the tire pitching inward toward the vehicle. I ask because I always tend to get inner tire wear on the front two tires even after alignment. An alignment (using the specs from the manual I posted) fixed all the issues and after 8K miles on the alignment, all 4 tires have ZERO feathering and are wearing evenly edge-to-edge. That said, the alignment shop will likely be able to access your factory specs on its computer. Alignment Specifications for a Ford Mustang. The turning angle should be 18.50 for the outside wheel, and 20 for the inside wheel. The front right and left tire camber should be set at zero, +/- zero degrees at three minutes. Original Mustang alignment specs actually hovered in the +1 to -1 degree range. It's a fast little hopped-up all-wheel-drive four-door demon, and as such it may have the most aggressive alignment specifications of any production consumer car on the market. The toe-in should be -0.60 inches with a margin of error of 0.16. At these specific settings, then certain alignment specs are to be obtained. Factory Recommended Tire Alignment Specifications. A negative toe will pitch inward toward the vehicle. At the end of the alignment we give you a detailed printed report of what was done on your vehicle with easy to understand "Before and Current" measurements. For the front of the vehicle, the camber should be 0.60 degrees with a margin of error of 0.30. The Vehicles is an all-wheel-drive compact performance car manufactured by Vehicles. The rear end's toe-in should be 0.28 inches with a margin of error of 0.06 inches, or 0.55 degrees with a margin of error of 0.12. Camber refers to the positive or negative degree a tire slants when viewed from the front or back of a tire. Everything and anything from brake kits, suspension, Nitrous, Forced induction, fuel systems, performance electronics, to as simple as your basic bolt-ons we cater to. Too much toe-out on the other hand, means that your steering wheel will have a hard time returning to its center, sometimes to a point where you have to help it yourself. The factory "alignment" specs have entirely too much ± tolerance, and while every alignment is a compromise, the Mazda specs are biased heavily toward low tire wear on cars that are never driven hard. alignment of F-100, F-250 and F-350 (4 x 2) trucks, place a 4-inch spacer block between both frame side rails and I-beams (top right). Proudly created by. The WRX stock caster setting is approximately 3.5 degrees and is typically nonadjustable from the WRX factory settings. Often people ask us "What kind of cars do you specialize in?" While some locations offering a Firestone lifetime alignment might be lenient if you’ve modified your OEM suspension, typically, if you’re raised or lowered from factory specs, they may refuse to sell you a lifetime alignment. However, the manufacturer indicates an acceptable variance of up to 1.0 degree per wheel, meaning that caster may be set anywhere between 2.0 to 4.0 degrees. It can also be either negative or positive. The front right and left tire toe should be at zero and +/- 3mm. Just want to make sure I get the alignment right so I don't tear up my new tires that I … It can either be negative or positive, depending on where the wheel tilts. (Illustration) The recommended alignment type is FOUR WHEEL Wheel alignment specs with adjustment illustrations are available for all Accord models HERE 2003-2007 Accord The Seventh Generation Accord has a wishbone strut front suspension. The camber on '94 K1500/2500 should be adjusted to 0.65 degrees, plus or minus 0.5 degrees per wheel. Rear. To help the Fiat community, below are the factory wheel alignment specifications for the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth and the 2012 Fiat 500. Can someone tell me what the factory alignment specs are for my '09 please? The front right and left tire camber should be set at zero, +/- zero degrees at three minutes. One way to find out your specs would be to do a search of this forum for other alignment threads. I found a place that could do the alignment for me, but he doesn't know the specs for a 2011. Feb 20, 2005 #1. pneumo Proven Member. For alignment specifications, the caster should be 5.96 degrees with a margin of error of 0.50 degrees. The large tolerance also makes the dealer's prep job less expensive. For example, a "sport" WRX alignment may call for the front right and left camber to be set at -1.5 degrees and rear right and left camber to be set at -1.0 to -1.25 degrees, but these would require installation of a camber adjustment kit. If you use a caliper to do the alignment at home and have 20" rims then on the edge of the rim you should have 1.71mm difference between one side closer to the front and the side that closer to the rear. I imagine they are the same from 09 and up. Icehawk's Alignment Spec. is a Great Way to keep your Wheel Alignment Specs current while saving a pile of money in the process by avoiding those costly aligner updates. The specs for SR5 vs. KDSS vary slightly. Caster is defined as the angle of the steering pivot, and improper caster adjustments may lead to difficulty in steering the vehicle. More significant alignment adjustments may call for aftermarket parts installation. Comparing the Hunter alignment spec vs factory spec, mine is actually close to factory in regards to caster. A Mustang's Camber allowance ranges from -3.2 degrees to 0.75 degrees. A 3½-inch spacer block is used on F-100 (4 x 4) trucks between the side rails and front wheel drive axle (bottom right). On top of that, the OEM Dodge specs are really pretty terrible, mostly regarding toe-in. The camber in the front should be -1.27 degrees with a margin of error of 0.33 degrees. The factory recommended wheel alignment specifications for the Subaru WRX is as follow. For a Mustang, an ideal Camber should be about half a degree negative. I was hoping someone on here might know what the factory specs were. Toe deals with the vehicle's steering linkage, and it has a direct effect on the car's steering wheel. The alignment specs for todays tires would be like what slo307 gives. It sure where they started and ended. Caster: Maximum Camber: -1.5° Toe out 1/16" per side. For Mustang Racers, a small amount of toe-out is ideal since it improves the vehicle's response when turning. However, too much camber will reduce braking traction and acceleration traction, increase tramline (tire wandering in cracks and grooves) and crown sensitivity (tire wandering on road contour), and negatively influence tire wear, especially inner tire tread. The rear right and left tire camber should be -1.0 degrees and +/- zero degrees for 45 minutes. Aug 5, 2017 at 1:47 AM #2 #2. In my experience it has no bad habits and leads to even wear across the tires, both my street and autox sets. On my particular vehicle (11' WK2 2WD V6), Hunter was suggesting appx 7.25 degrees of positive caster. The Camber is defined as the wheel's vertical angle when looking at the wheels through a perspective from the front of the vehicle. Front. More extreme or irregular driving conditions may call for slight alignment adjustments. The ideal caster specification for the 1994 K1500/2500 Chevrolet pickup is 3.0 degrees. Toe determines the amount of time that your steering wheel returns to its center after a turn. Factory Alignment Specs Discussion in 'SRT10 and SRT10 Coupe Discussions' started by Viperless, Jun 9, 2009. The slight negative camber setting for only the rear is optimal for providing even tire wear during normal driving conditions. © 2023 by Rct Performance. The total suspension log is 2.5 inches. The tread width of the front is 58.5 inches, and in the rear it is 58.5 inches. - 1/16" for a wheel, it will be close to doubled rolling down the road, i.e. Joined: Oct 28, 2006 Location: MN. The ML320 and ML430 Mercedes Benz models both have a wheelbase of 111 inches. Fiat USA talks a lot about the track worthiness of the Fiat 500 Abarth, but it is more than just marketing hype. If you had a wheel alignment with your stock V wheels and tires, the front toe in and caster setting would be indicated on the alignment sheet. Joined Oct 19, 2002. Regardless, here are my current measurements. Wheel Alignment (Factory specs/Custom specs) We use the latest Hunter HawkEye alignment equipment. Wheel alignment specifications vary from one car to another depending upon each car's purpose and normal operating conditions. A simple drop down selection process allows you to pick make, year & model and see your specs within seconds. In the rear, the camber should be -1.25 degrees with a margin of error of 0.50 degrees. Too much toe-in or toe-out will result into an easily worn out tire. Come join the discussion about performance, racing, conversions, modifications, troubleshooting and drivetrain. Front Axle / Front Suspension: Front end alignment discrepencies in factory manual 60 lark v8 12-05-2020, 11:23 AM 1) Toe, camber, kingpin inclination same for 61 and 60 In addition, the toe-in of the front end of the SLK 230 should be 0.16 inches with a margin of error of 0.08 inches, or 0.33 degrees with a margin of error of 0.16 degrees. Camber measurements affect the angle of the wheel. Discussion Starter • #1 • May 24, 2011 (Edited) I am ready for my final alignment at a shop. Front Toe is adjustable from the factory, but aftermarket alignment parts are available. Bay Area, California. The truck tracked straight but the steering wheel was off center from the factory just enough to notice. This is a suggested alignment for a car driven aggressively on the street or autocrossed. The zero front and rear toe setting is especially important for firm and straight driving at highway cruising speeds. The … Thanks MikeyMTBs, Aug 4, 2017 #1. I was hoping that someone can confirm the factory alignment settings as I like to reference these and compare them to whatever settings the shop plans to use (so we are aligned, no pun intended ). The camber should be -0.60 degrees with a margin of error of 0.33. Camber. Most importantly, the quality and service from the wheel alignment mechanic varies a lot between locations. Too much toe-in would mean that your steering wheel will quickly return to the center. For the rear, a camber of -0.90 degrees with margin of error of 0.30 is necessary. Whether you want an alignment done based on OEM specifications or custom track specifications, we at RCT Performance will have no problem doing it. For the 2000 SLK 230 Mercedes Benz model, the wheelbase is 94.5 inches. For a Mustang, an ideal Caster setting is a "little positive" caster, which means that the lower ball joint of the spindle should be the one closest to the front of the car. 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