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Toe in?!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Wally81k5, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. Wally81k5

    Wally81k5 1/2 ton status

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    I was told that an 87 gmc jimmy, for a front end alingment after changing tierods, can only be done with the toe in measurment, I want to do it myself, I heard it's 1/8 inch toe in. Is this right? any advice? Mine has the 3 peice tie rod.


    Thanks thumper for the info! save a me more money!
     
  2. 88Silverado

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    Changing tierods will only affect tow-in. 1/8" is a good number.
     
  3. Wally81k5

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    OKay good, now all i need to know is where is the toe in measured from? How do i measure it??
     
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    Measure the front of the tires say the inside edge of the tread from one side to the other. Then do the same thing in the back. The front should be 1/8" less than the back.
     
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    i have a friend that works in an alignment shop and he said they take sharp tool place it under the tire and spin. tire so thier is a small line all arount the tire and take the readings off the line you scribed in the tire. that way you know the line is the same distance in the front and the back of the tire
     

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