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DRIVEWAY ALIGNMENT?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CHEVY 4WD, Jun 20, 2003.

  1. CHEVY 4WD

    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone here do a alignment in their driveway with non-special tools? Confedneck was telling me how to do it with strong and adjust the tie rod but what about the camber? ANY suggestion will be appreciated. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
  2. mud390

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    My Chiltons manual for 73-82 Blazers and Jimmys says how to do an alignment yourself. Might be a place to start.

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  3. BigBurban350

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    Use a string to measure the front tires. The distance from the fronts of the tires should be the same as the rears of the tires, adjust accordingly. Straight axles have no camber adjustment.
     
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    its really easy...we're just gonna center the steering wheel and make it drive straight enough for him to get it to my shop on a saturday and do it right... but the string trick wont work because the track width isnt the same front and rear... DOH so i was thinkin of using a level..
     
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    You need to chalk the center of the tire. Then you spin the tire and make a mark in the chalk with a scribe. Then you measure the front and back side of the tires. The diference is your Toe in or out.
     
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    i used a 1x4 to do it, they are supposed to be toed in about 1/4" on stock tires, otherwise it will pull during braking.
     
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    I just got my alignment done and the guy at the shop said to pick a specific place on the front, inside, of the tire and measure to the exact same place on the other tire. Then do the same for the rear of the tires and the rear should be 1/4" more than the front.
     

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