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    Default Re: How To: DIY Alignment

    So I am running a 5mm spacer in the front to clear my brakes so my front wheels are 5mm farther out than the backs, would I still use the 10/64 track with? 2" from the front hub and 2-10/64 from the back?


    Just read Mitches comment, and since I'm running a reverse stagger it isn't gonna work I suppose?9
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    Default Re: How To: DIY Alignment

    Correct you'll have to take off 5mm per side, which is 3/16". So on the front set your sting to 1 7/16" instead of 2"
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    I can't use the front to rear by hub measuring because this assumes that your subframes aren't shifted and you're running a squared setup, which I am clearly not doing. Also, those with camber, you're numbers will change if you aren't EXACTLY through the center of the wheel. I can't stress that enough. That being said, for me, the easiest way for me to do it still in the simpler, non-triangulated track width way was as follows:
    If you find the center line of the car and go 4 feet off on each side (or whatever increment you choose) for the jack stands and string it up, your wheels will be parallel to your center line of the car regardless of any subframe shifts to the left or right. This way also negates the hub distances because a shifted subframe will result in your alignment out of whack because the hub may be 16/64" (1/4") on the left rear and 4/64" (1/16") on the right rear. No you can line up and zero your toe in to the string the same way, but instead of being zeroed in to the hubs, they're zeroed in to the center line of the car.

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    Thank you, I think you typo'd but I got it, I subtracted 3/16 aka 12/64s from 3 and got 2-52/65, and the back track of 3-10/64. Did the "DIY alignment check before I started (knowing my car was .01 toe") and the measurement was the same on both sides, lowered my car a quarter inch and maxed out the coils and the toe was effected 2/64s so I just left it like that, still that's .03-.04 toe which won't effect anything. But this method worked great! Thank you so much for your help!
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    This is great I'm going to have to try this
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    I know it's been a while since this post was created, but I just used it. Easiest way to do it. Worked awesome for me

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