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Old 02-16-2011, 08:39 PM   #1
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Alignment Results . Eibach Pro Kit . Sport Suspension . Sedan


Took my car into a local shop for an alignment and I got these before and after results:

Front Camber:
Spec Range
(-1.05 , -.38 )

Left
Before: -2.03
After: -1.57


Right

Before: -2.01
After: -1.54



Front Toe:
Spec Ranges
(.08 , .16 )

Left:
Before: .05
After: .14

Right:
Before: .03
After: .13



Now from the searching I did I would be inclined to say my camber is fine and toe is wrong? I also thought I read in a few other posts that the toe is supposed to be toe in (-) and not toe out (+), do i have that right? Are these results fine? The shop also told me I needed an Adjustable Strut Mount in order to fix the camber into spec.

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Old 02-16-2011, 08:49 PM   #2
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those toe specs are toe in you now have more toe in than you had before. The camber is not really worth worrying about either, depending on how you drive. Camber can be good for cornering. I didn't like that much toe by the way, is your car twitchier now? I also had those springs, I like them much with Bilstein sport shocks & struts.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:57 PM   #3
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I didn't like that much toe by the way, is your car twitchier now?
More toe in increases straight line stability (and increases tire wear). Zero toe, and especially toe out, while increasing responsiveness can also make the car a little more twitchy.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:46 PM   #4
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those toe specs are toe in you now have more toe in than you had before. The camber is not really worth worrying about either, depending on how you drive. Camber can be good for cornering. I didn't like that much toe by the way, is your car twitchier now? I also had those springs, I like them much with Bilstein sport shocks & struts.
No, on the contrary I feel the car more stable/steady in straight line. I didn't really get a good feel of the difference though. Weather was kind of bad and windy so I didn't really push it to try out the differences, I just went straight home in traffic. Hopefully tomorrow i'll get a better feel of the changes.
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