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Old 05-01-2008, 01:59 AM   #1
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I had my alignment Set today. Was not too expensive. could anyone explain what the 3 major parts of an alignment are. (Caster, toe, and camber)? I had just previously replaced my struts and He told me he would have charged me a lot more if he had had to adjust the caster. Whats Caster?
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Rather than me give you a half arsed explanation @ 1am, check this site out: http://www.axleandwheel.com/defs.htm
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Camber=Top to bottom. toe=left to right. caster I dont get. thanks for that Josh. Kris. Send me a pm anytime you feel like late night bonneville chat.
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Caster is the angle of the steering knuckles. It causes the wheels to lean into a turn.
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