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question about "toe-in"

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BobK, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. BobK

    BobK 1/2 ton status

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    question about \"toe-in\"

    Took a measurement on my front tires to check if I was off at all.
    Leading edge of tire was 82"1/4".
    Trailing edge was 81"5/8ths.

    Woundering if the front tire are to be perfectly parallel
    or what?
    Oh and this is how a Canadian gets those mesurements. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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  2. heavy4x4

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    Re: question about \"toe-in\"

    That's not too bad. With the measurements you gave, you have 5/8" toe-in. Spec is around 3/16 - but that's at the rotor or rim (so, on the outer part of the tire, that measurement will be bigger). You could possibly lengthen your tierod a bit to get your 5/8" down to about 3/8 - 1/2".

    How are your tires wearing?

    EDIT: WAIT - I read that wrong - you've got toe-out...you need to shorten your tie-rod to get some toe-in!
     
  3. MilpitasK5

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    Re: question about \"toe-in\"

    IIRC the leading edge should be 1/4" closer than the tail edge.
     
  4. Ryan B.

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    Re: question about \"toe-in\"

    I pulled my front tires off.. then got someone to hold the measuring tape to the outside of the rotor... i measured the distance from the front and the rear of the rotors to find my toe in.
    My tires wore a lot on the outside when it had to much toe in. Now i have it set at right about 1/4" toe in.
     
  5. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Re: question about \"toe-in\"

    You need to mark your tires, measure, roll your tires a half turn, and measure again.

    This is the accepted way to measure. Not with hockey sticks and duct tape.
     
  6. BobK

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    Re: question about \"toe-in\"

    Well Tim(84_Chevy_K10)I kinda like my hockey stick method but I know it's a "little" crude.

    I did as you descibed.I marked my front tire with some Scott tape but then I couldn't see the mark. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    I moved onto 1/4" masking tape which showed up much better.
    Front measured 79.
    Rear measured 78"3/8ths.

    So I guess I have 5/8ths "toe-out"

    Would that account for a little wobble I get between 60-65mph?

    Thanks for the suggestions you guys.
     
  7. highrider_44s

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    Re: question about \"toe-in\"

    it might wander a bit whan it's toed out but your going to want to toe it in about 3/8 to 1/4 /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: question about \"toe-in\"

    Its a good method for getting your truck to an alignment shop if you wanna save your front tires.
     
  9. Blazer1970

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    Re: question about \"toe-in\"

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    Its a good method for getting your truck to an alignment shop if you wanna save your front tires.

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    There is no reason to go to an alignment shop with a solid axle 4X4. Just toe it in about 1/4 inch or so and call it good.
     

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