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Wheel Alignment - String Method



Danith

ClioSport Club Member
  VRS 230 & Ep3
Grinspeed and Tensport swear by the string. No point wasting money on a fancy laser system!

Super fast payback period too @ £100 a setup! :)
 

DrR

ClioSport Club Member
  Saab 9-3 Sportwagon
I can’t remember the guys name, but someone did mine using this method, they did it better than demon tweets coukd with their laser thing.
 
  Land Rover
Yep, so long as the front and rear are the same (rears not wider) you’ll be fine.
I had my “tracking” done on my Clio 1.2 at £25 as it “needed doing” when l had two front tyres.
I checked it with string when l got home and l got +1deg toe in which is exactly what they said it was set at.
 

ZachB

ClioSport Club Member
  182
I just eyeball the road car

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I was in a rush once and gave it a quick 1-2, set the camber bolts up after though and obviously didnt realise that it throws the toe out at the time. couple days later after some strange handling it was getting aligned he said it was 10 deg toe out, was probably the hardest Ive ever had to work driving ever, and a seat was following me while we overtook everyone down some b roads, I just shake my head thinking about this sort of s**t
 
Really useful thread many thanks @JamesBryan, highlighted an error I'd made at the offside rear in using shims to add negative camber I'd also added massive toe-in! My mistake in the combination of shims and easily rectified, but the string alignment method has saved me about £100 in identifying the problem. Ta
 


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