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# 208610 19-Feb-2017 16:11
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I recently had wheel alignment done to my truck and was given this result sheet:

 

 

Could someone please have a look and tell if it was good and didn't actually make things worse? I'm just a bit worried that some of the "before" numbers are smaller than the "after" ones. To my current understanding, ideally everything should be close to zero.

 

P. S. I did find a couple of wheel alignment topics on this forum but they were both locked, so created this one.


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  # 1722713 19-Feb-2017 16:28
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Looks like the main (and possibly only) thing adjusted was the front toe - which was significantly out, and is now within spec. Unfamiliar with that vehicle, but it may be the only adjustment available.

 

The rest doesn't look too bad - most things look in spec, but it's not always possible to get everything 100%.

 

EDIT: what they are aiming for is to get the actual (after) reading within the limits of the "range specified", not trying to get everything to zero - that would result in abysmal handling.


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  # 1722732 19-Feb-2017 17:25
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Possibly only the front toe can be adjusted.  However it looks like your camber (on one side) and caster (on the other) are out from spec.  This could be due to a worn bush or similar, will need a mechanic to have a good look IMO.  If any work is done on the suspension, you will need another alignment, unfortunately.

 

 

 

Edit: everything should be in the "specified range", which they have supplied


 
 
 
 




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  # 1722844 19-Feb-2017 23:57
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Gotcha. Cheers guys!


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  # 1723010 20-Feb-2017 13:55
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Two possibilities:

 

(1) Only the toe can be adjusted on your vehicle

 

(2) You got what's known as a "toe and go" where some cheap wheel alignment outfits pretty much only adjust the toe and call it a wheel alignment.


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  # 1723017 20-Feb-2017 14:18
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Differences between left and right caster and toe are significant IMO

 

And several of the values are still outside the recommended range.

 

 

 

 





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  # 1724701 22-Feb-2017 19:55
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MikeAqua:

 

Differences between left and right caster and toe are significant IMO

 

And several of the values are still outside the recommended range.

 

 

 

 

 

 

maybe there is no way to adjust them?


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  # 1724704 22-Feb-2017 19:59
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Jase2985:

 

MikeAqua:

 

Differences between left and right caster and toe are significant IMO

 

And several of the values are still outside the recommended range.

 

 

 

 

 

 

maybe there is no way to adjust them?

 

 

 

 

If the suspension is non-adjustable and the alignment is badly out, a suspension component is probably damaged or worn out. Closer inspection is warranted.


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