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here is my specs..

what do you guys think of my alignment ?

 

L R

caster 5.5 5.4

camber -2.8 -2.8

Toe 0 0

 

Rear

Camber -2.5 -2.5

Toe 1/16'' 1/16''

 

I just put new tie rods and need a new alignment.

anything i should change?

 

Should i change anything with my front toe?

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L R

caster about 6

camber -2.4 -2.6

Total Toe: 1/16" toe out

 

Rear

Camber -1.8 -1.8

Total Toe: 1/8" toe in

 

These are just starting, but based on pretty conventional BMW M3 track settings (which are usually for 17 in. whees)

 

I am going to adjust based on tire temp readings once on the track.

 

BTW, here is a screaming deal on toe plates on Ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Toe-In-Plates_W0QQitemZ170466342080QQcmdZViewItemQQptZRace_Car_Parts?hash=item27b095f4c0#ht_500wt_917

 

These, as far as I can tell, are exactly like the Longacre ones. I checked my alignment with them right after I got off the rack and it was spot on.

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nice find. but how do i read the inches/cm on tape into degrees ?

 

max caster on plates would be back most setting right?

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don't you need radians or something awesome like that to make the conversion? pi/180? Man that has been a while. I'm sure google can do it for you though

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nice find. but how do i read the inches/cm on tape into degrees ?

 

The length of the toe plates (since you measure ahead of and behind the wheel)

The difference between the two measurements

The 'atan' function on you calculator

 

total toe (degrees) = atan (difference measured by the tapes / length of the toe plate)

 

There will be a very small error since the wheel diameter is what you really want to base the toe off of.

 

I have simple spreadsheet that handles all the details. I'll be happy to send it to anyone that wants it.

 

max caster on plates would be back most setting right?

 

Yes, I believe that is correct. They are shipped in the max caster position, so unless someone messed around with them before installing, they should already be set.

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