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Thread: Wheel Aligning at home - the guessing way

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    Thanks gldgti

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    Bit of a thread dig, but why start a new thread?

    I use the tube and string method to do my alignment but i am just doing the camber by sight which is no where near accurate. So, does anyone have a cheap and effective way of measuring camber settings?

    Ive toyed with the idea of hacking up a spirit level which would help even either side up, but still wouldnt be accurate...
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    Wheel Aligning at the shop - the guessing way??

    I recently had some lowering springs installed at 'a specialist suspension shop'. When i picked up the car, the guy said "Ok, these springs have lowered your car by around 30mm & we have made adjustment to the camber allowing for a possible further lowering of maybe 5mm as the springs soften a bit & settle in, over around 1000km's."

    Does this sound about right? Should i have the camber settings re-looked at now that i have around 1000km's on them?

    Thanks in advance!
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    you can buy (in the uk) a magnetised spirit level which you turn giving you a digital degree read out,

    not the one I'm talking about but does the same job

    Gunson 77066 Trakrite Camber Gauge: Amazon.co.uk: Car & Motorbike

    or this

    VW GTI/Golf/Beetle Audi A4/A5/A7 Magnetic Camber Gauge | eBay

    " SAVE GARAGE COSTS " DIY Magnetic Vehicle Wheel Alignment Camber Gauge | eBay
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    Quote Originally Posted by MGV View Post
    Wheel Aligning at the shop - the guessing way??

    I recently had some lowering springs installed at 'a specialist suspension shop'. When i picked up the car, the guy said "Ok, these springs have lowered your car by around 30mm & we have made adjustment to the camber allowing for a possible further lowering of maybe 5mm as the springs soften a bit & settle in, over around 1000km's."

    Does this sound about right? Should i have the camber settings re-looked at now that i have around 1000km's on them?

    Thanks in advance!
    Yeah would be right.
    Is get it done again a few months down the track. Sooner if you notice odd tyre wear

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