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Old 03-15-2007, 10:04 PM   #1
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So i got the alignment right after i did the FE2 Swap.
Look how bad it was ROFL








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I know how you feel. I've been putting off an alignment until I can do all 4 struts.
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You should have seen the numbers that were poppin up after I dropped mine. All of the cambers were in the negative 1-3 range and the front toe was really whacked.
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i dont know why they dont check the Caster You can adjust it just a bit.
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i dont know why they dont check the Caster You can adjust it just a bit.
Caster adjustment on these cars is just about nothing...

It could be adjusted if it was really bad but would require drilling out the hole on the strut tower to allow for adjustment...

More than most of the time all we have to worry about is Toe and Camber

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wow, at least they were able to bring them into spec. moms taurus rear camber was too far in, and they couldnt adjust it. had to put a camber kit on it so that it would level out. i need to get an alignment on the tempo bad. the camber is whacked and it has a pull to the left
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Now mind you this was all because i replaced the Struts front and rear and the springs. so that through everything Way off

I could have got the Camber closer but after fighting the Front Sway bar and the Strut bolts i just want to put her back together and get it Done!
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I remember Bill telling me that you fought your steering wheel while driving.

I had all four struts and tie rod ends done a few weeks ago. I couldn't get an alignment that day, but it drove as straight as it did before, and still does. Dan did a good job of putting everything back as close to where it was prior.

I should still get an alignment done though.
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Yes Pete, get that alignment done... When I disassemble I like to mark everything to try and get the alignment close.. But the key is a good shop

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