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Old 09-06-2020, 06:22 PM   #22317
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Made a string rig so I can do my own alignments without tearing my hair out
Could you share some more details? Perhaps even a DIY thread? I've been doing my own string box alignments and would be very interested in this.
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Well, Bubba does admit it looks pretty sophisticated, compared to his 7' piece of 1"x1" pine board with a nail in each end of it - plus a piece of chalk -
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Don't ya'll have any alignment shops in the mid west? -
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Could you share some more details? Perhaps even a DIY thread? I've been doing my own string box alignments and would be very interested in this.
I used 8 90 degree elbows and 4 Ts. 2pieces of PVC pipe at 10ft each. Came up with about 3ft left over.

54 inch pipe between the Ts. Clamp the Ts to the spats/splitter to keep the rig from twisting. I'm not sure how to go about doing this with no splitter or spats/diffuser. You'd need a different way to mount it.

Anyways, I just kinda eyeballed the whole thing. Should be plenty good to hold a string in place. Now I can make an adjustment drop and roll the car to settle it and jack it up again without resetting the string box. I left the ends unglued from the central pipes so I could apply tension or disassemble for storage.

Total cost was about 40$ with all fittings, glue, and 4 clamps
@humfrz I've gotten approximately 6 alignments (attempts anyways). No one I've tried to work with has been willing, capable, or both, of working on it. Now that I have the swap and it sits higher I might have better luck but I'm tired of settling for a shit product when they can't figure out how to adjust aftermarket parts. Or how to set camber beyond zero



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Total cost was about 40$ with all fittings, glue, and 4 clamps
@humfrz I've gotten approximately 6 alignments (attempts anyways). No one I've tried to work with has been willing, capable, or both, of working on it. Now that I have the swap and it sits higher I might have better luck but I'm tired of settling for a shit product when they can't figure out how to adjust aftermarket parts. Or how to set camber beyond zero



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Welp, Brian, down at the corner garage, may be a nice guy, but, you may consider taking your car to an alignment shop closer in to the city -

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Welp, Brian, down at the corner garage, may be a nice guy, but, you may consider taking your car to an alignment shop closer in to the city -



My problems have been in the city. Fucking plebs

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Welp, maybe alignment machines just won't adjust that far out to give you what you want -
First problem is finding a rack that I can drive up on. Next is finding one that mounts the nodes on the wheels, not the tire (because tuck). Then, they still don't know what they are doing. I only had 4 degrees camber. No crazy stance

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While leaving the cottage I heard a "tink" noise come from the left front, then I heard a metallic grinding noise. It sounded like a rock touching the rotor, and would come and go based on brake pressure, steering angle.

Drove it home, took it apart and found that the hardware clip on the caliper was damaged. The clip bent which was causing it to rub against the venting on the rotor. Luckily I had a spare clip on the shelf, so I swapped it out
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Maybe you outta fix that road back to your cottage? -
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While leaving the cottage I heard a "tink" noise come from the left front, then I heard a metallic grinding noise. It sounded like a rock touching the rotor, and would come and go based on brake pressure, steering angle.

Drove it home, took it apart and found that the hardware clip on the caliper was damaged. The clip bent which was causing it to rub against the venting on the rotor. Luckily I had a spare clip on the shelf, so I swapped it out
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Finally took my car - and myself - to drive on track for the first time.

I had gone in without expectations, and being my first time I was fearing the worst with all the higher powered cars cutting me off several feet apart and pushing me out of the racing line, but I eventually got the hang of it. Lap times were way higher than the average 86 could attain but I was still learning to use all the brake and grip capacities I had.

All in all, it was great fun - can't wait to get back out there again.

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Toasted my first wheel bearing on track. Replacement comes tomorrow.


It sent a bunch of heat into the tire and expanded it to 43psi. Mangled it a bit. There was no noise or grinding. Even when off it was only slight.
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