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Little bit of rice and paper plates, or other flat items, under your tires, so you can move the wheels easier.

Take pics and have patients and share the outcome. I use some redneck thinking to get my stuff dialed in as far as camber, toe and others I leave to some one else still.
 

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I go to remember this thread after the suspension is done on my car.
Subscribe the thread and then whenever you want to find it just look at all your sub'd threads
 

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I did mines long time ago and i got it right and the car drove great and tires like years.

that video is pretty good. the main thing to make sure is that your back is correct.
A good tape measure and some match and you can square it off easily.
 

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Note the front track and rear track are different. Thinking they are the same will result in toe-out and quick wearing front tires.
 

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If u have ever done alignments on an actual rack...u would never consider doing a DIY alignment, unless it's to get it down the street to a shop that does alignments. Just my 2 cents.
Ive done both.
If you have your own rack then hell yea its 10 tomes better.
If you got cash to pay someone to do 9t on a rack yea.

But if your broke and you just replace some tie rods or a bushing. Then string it and it will be fine.
 

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toe plates and two tape measures, just have to be aware of any sidewall bulge where the tire hits the pavement, even with the angled lower....

LongAcre Toe Plates w/Tapes - SafeRacer

String method and a digital caliper + some trig will get you so very close it is not funny. Close enough suspension compliance has more effect.
 

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toe plates and two tape measures, just have to be aware of any sidewall bulge where the tire hits the pavement, even with the angled lower....

LongAcre Toe Plates w/Tapes - SafeRacer

String method and a digital caliper + some trig will get you so very close it is not funny. Close enough suspension compliance has more effect.
Thats not a bad price. Might buy if i ever get free money.

I had a summit mag that had a kit bit they wanted like $300.
It does do camber tho and it clips to the outisde of the rim for toe adjustment.
 

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Firestone only charged me $160 for lifetime allignment.. So that's where it is.. Guess I wimped out on the "cool" way..
Make sure to get a before and after alignment sheet every time you go in. They love to "do alignments"...
 

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make the needed material to 6 8 10 off the front lower balljoints to the rear lca with plumbbobs one side at a time triple check.... If you can understand that :3dtard: then its just that easy
 

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Thats not a bad price. Might buy if i ever get free money.

I had a summit mag that had a kit bit they wanted like $300.
It does do camber tho and it clips to the outisde of the rim for toe adjustment.
For camber you only need a roofers square, digital calipers, and math.

Level floor not needed, but smooth as possible with min. incline.

Also, phone app for that :)
 

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I also did wheel alignment like on the video, three years ago. But after first couple adjustments I pushed the car back and forth maybe two times during alignment to take the strain from wheels even more. It took little longer but I ended up with good results. I run the car 100 mph on good strait road and took the hands of the wheal and car vent strait perfectly ( don't think I'm crazy lol ) And later when I did rear bushings and rear disk brakes I was to lazy to do alignment again. So i vent to the sears and front corrections was very little not greater than 0.5 degree. The rear can't tell you because rear break conversion
 

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Works great if you use jigs that bolt to the bumpers (not the bumper covers). Otherwise, take it to an alignment shop.
 
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