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Old 01-25-2019, 10:42 PM   #20357
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Old 01-25-2019, 10:45 PM   #20358
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You can measure between the 2 wheels on the axle too but that will only make them parallel, not necessarily straight to the car
Yep, with the old straight axle vehicles, a 8' length of 1"x1" of board, a couple of nails and a piece of chalk would "set-em-straight", sort of.


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Old 01-25-2019, 10:50 PM   #20359
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Yep, with the old straight axle vehicles, a 8' length of 1"x1" of board, a couple of nails and a piece of chalk (for hard floor) would "set-em-straight" sort of.


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Well yea, did the 2x4 method on my 1970 jeep gladiator, but the solid axle 4x4 closed knuckle truck had only one adjustment. Adjust toe with a pipe wrench.
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Well yea, did the 2x4 method on my 1970 jeep gladiator, but the solid axle 4x4 closed knuckle truck had only one adjustment. Adjust toe with a pipe wrench.
Yep, a pipe wrench and a torch would do the trick -


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Old 01-26-2019, 12:45 AM   #20361
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Well hell, how old is @Face_Plant?
I am 26 years young. I've been working on my and my friends cars since I was about 16, but this is my first time trying to do a ghetto home alignment. I've seen the string method before in forum DIY's and YouTube videos, so I thought it was pretty popular.

I liked it better than trying to eyeball because I could measure things and use numbers and stuff. When I try to eyeball things I'm never happy. I'll think to myself, "this looks close, but what if I tweak that. Oh, that's worse. I'll go back to before. Damnit! That's not what I had before." and it's just a viscous never ending cycle that'll keep me in the garage all night...
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Old 01-26-2019, 12:51 PM   #20362
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I am 26 years young. I've been working on my and my friends cars since I was about 16, but this is my first time trying to do a ghetto home alignment. I've seen the string method before in forum DIY's and YouTube videos, so I thought it was pretty popular.

I liked it better than trying to eyeball because I could measure things and use numbers and stuff. When I try to eyeball things I'm never happy. I'll think to myself, "this looks close, but what if I tweak that. Oh, that's worse. I'll go back to before. Damnit! That's not what I had before." and it's just a viscous never ending cycle that'll keep me in the garage all night...


It is popular amongst racers. Iíve never seen someone tape the string to the car like that though. Typically people use two equal length pipes, one at the front and one at the rear with the strings at the ends of the pipe. Then to square up the box you measure from the centerline of the car. Iíve seen race teams with permanent mounts at the front and rear of the car for their alignment rigs so they donít have to square it up every time. Iíve used neon green fishing line as my string. Itís lighter than actual string so itís easier to pull taut. It also helps to have something under the wheels that allows them to move and settle in when making adjustments. Iíve used stacks of laminate wood with lubrication between them so they slide easily.
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Old 01-26-2019, 11:10 PM   #20363
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It is popular amongst racers. Iíve never seen someone tape the string to the car like that though. Typically people use two equal length pipes, one at the front and one at the rear with the strings at the ends of the pipe. Then to square up the box you measure from the centerline of the car. Iíve seen race teams with permanent mounts at the front and rear of the car for their alignment rigs so they donít have to square it up every time. Iíve used neon green fishing line as my string. Itís lighter than actual string so itís easier to pull taut. It also helps to have something under the wheels that allows them to move and settle in when making adjustments. Iíve used stacks of laminate wood with lubrication between them so they slide easily.
I've seen a lot of different home grown contraptions back in my track days, just never seen one like that, or called that. Mostly pipes and 2x4s.
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22,500 mile service and new wheel setup. RPF1 17x7.0 +42 on stock 215/45-17 Michelin PRIMACY HP.


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