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Front end alignment tool

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chvyhs, Feb 7, 2002.

  1. chvyhs

    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    What do you guys think about this tool. It cost less than alignment and all we can do is toe in ajustments anyway.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.eastwoodco.com/cgi-bin/sgin0101.exe?T1=49023&amp;UID=2002020711060390&amp;UREQA=1&amp;FNM=20>http://www.eastwoodco.com/cgi-bin/sgin0101.exe?T1=49023&amp;UID=2002020711060390&amp;UREQA=1&amp;FNM=20</a>

    I'm planning on buying it, I just wanted to get some opinions first. Does anyone know of a better tool? Don't tell me a tape measure, I've done that a few times too.

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  2. Michael

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    Looks OK for $37......I have something similar, but I actually raise the tire, make a mark all the way around on each tire then lower both back down and measure from those marks rather than a sidewall.

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    Looks OK for $37......I have something similar, but I actually raise the tire, make a mark all the way around on each tire then lower both back down and measure from those marks rather than a sidewall. A tape measure by yourself is a pain.

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  4. BadDog

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    I've done the same thing, make a mark by rotating the tire and then measure front and rear with a tape measure. Toe is gonna get whacked the next time you take it off road anyway so that is generally close enough (for me anyway).

    Russ

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  5. Esteban86K5

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    Hey Richard, what's wrong with the tape measurer? Didn't you like the field expediant front end alignment tool?[​IMG] Just save those $37 and put it towards a Rock Rod and get rid of that skid plate/snow plow you have under your axle.[​IMG] Seriosly though, a tape measurer is accurate enough and besides it's one less thing you will have in your garage.[​IMG]

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