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Old 01-24-2012, 03:41 PM   #1
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Could anyone explain the alignment report?

Just like the title says. I know a lot about cars, but I have NO CLUE on how to read an alignment report.


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Old 01-24-2012, 03:43 PM   #2
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showing you how many degrees it was off and correction
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:50 PM   #4
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looks like they corrected your toe a bit.
Are you lifted?
Ideally
0 Camber
2.4+ Caster if lifted (a tad less if not lifted)
0 Toe

No, not lifted.


I'd really like if someone explained in layman terms what all the stuff in the report means!


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Camber is how your wheels lean in or out. Negative is where top is closer together, positive, bottom closer together.
Caster is how far off from the turning axis the wheel rotate. Think shopping cart wheels. Positive is rear of axis.
Toe is are they angled in or out. Negative pointed towards each other at the front of the vehicle, positive, away from each other.

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Camber is how your wheels leans in or out
Caster is how far off from the turning axis the wheel rotate. Think shopping cart wheels.
Toe is are they angled in or out.

Txs, how about my before and after?
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Your camber and caster were fine, so all they adjusted was your toe.
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Camber is how your wheels lean in or out. Negative is where top is closer together, positive, bottom closer together.
Caster is how far off from the turning axis the wheel rotate. Think shopping cart wheels. Positive is rear of axis.
Toe is are they angled in or out. Negative pointed towards each other at the front of the vehicle, positive, away from each other.

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that is good explanation man thanks
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that is good explanation man thanks

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Your camber and caster were fine, so all they adjusted was your toe.

And txs to you too!

Q, how come the rear, being a live axle is not 0.0 degrees?
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Thanks.
For not being zero, do you mean toe?
I'm speculating here, but I think it gives room to adjust your thrust angle if it needs tweeking.
Your thrust angle is the difference from the center line of your frame to the actual tracking direction of all four wheels.
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And txs to you too!

Q, how come the rear, being a live axle is not 0.0 degrees?
Real life tolerances. The rear toe of a car/truck with a live axle will always be close enough unless it's been in a wreck. There's no way to align it but that's fine as it never really goes out of alignment anyway. There's no steering involved and it's all bolted down very solidly.

Those full size gm's with the fancy rear steering may have some sort of alignment in the rear though.
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Thanks.
For not being zero, do you mean toe?
I'm speculating here, but I think it gives room to adjust your thrust angle if it needs tweeking.
Your thrust angle is the difference from the center line of your frame to the actual tracking direction of all four wheels.
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Real life tolerances. The rear toe of a car/truck with a live axle will always be close enough unless it's been in a wreck. There's no way to align it but that's fine as it never really goes out of alignment anyway. There's no steering involved and it's all bolted down very solidly.

Those full size gm's with the fancy rear steering may have some sort of alignment in the rear though.
Txs y'all! Based on the number of views, I think a lot of peeps (myself included) got an education!
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