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Old 08-15-2007, 07:20 AM   #1
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Alignment Thread:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=645484

HowTo: 4 wheel alignment (toe and thrust angle)
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1093484

Camber gauge information
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1691534

I bet $5 that there is more that needs to go here

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Old 08-15-2007, 07:47 AM   #2
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Couldn't take all that mess up there anymore Jon? Excellent work.

Consolodation FTW!

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Old 08-15-2007, 12:49 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ButtDyno View Post
Alignment Thread:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=645484

HowTo: 4 wheel alignment (toe and thrust angle)
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1093484

I bet $5 that there is more that needs to go here
Between these two you have enough to measure and adjust camber, toe, and thrust angle with minimal expense.
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:44 PM   #4
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I made a diagram of how the camber bolt works since it seems to come up so often and didn't see anything similar in my 30 seconds of browsing. Maybe you want to edit it into a post somewhere?

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Old 04-08-2008, 08:28 PM   #5
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One of the things that need to be added to this thread is the stock aligment numbers for the differnt models.
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Old 04-21-2008, 02:25 PM   #6
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THIS are the stock aligment figures of a :
(not necesarly represent the figures that are specified in the manual)
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1494300

2008 STI .
Front:
Camber left/right: -0.59 / -0.76
Caster left/right: 6.41 / 6.11
Toe left/right: -0.05 / -0.09
Total Toe: -0.14

Rear:
Camber left/right: -1.12 / -1.45
Toe left/right: +0.02 / +0.05
Total Toe: +0.07
Thrust Angle: -0.02
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Old 04-21-2008, 02:56 PM   #7
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LOOKIE LOOKIE whats eyes phounds and mades fors us :P

2005 SUBARU alignment Specs


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Old 07-07-2008, 08:53 PM   #8
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o really
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:59 AM   #9
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Nice! I think i may save myself 80.00 and do it myself.
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Old 10-26-2008, 04:30 PM   #10
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i did this on my friends scooby and it turned out pretty well...
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:00 PM   #11
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:00 PM   #12
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i need to ask a question to you forum peeps then im gonna try that
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:32 PM   #13
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How do you guys reach the toe adjusters with the car on the ground and no lift available?
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:44 PM   #14
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i am gonna have to read all this when i get home from work. Cant wait to do my own alignment. I need one bad.
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:11 PM   #15
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:09 PM   #16
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Default Great allignment in san Diego

Jae Lee has a place called Mirage and they do excellent corner balancing race allignments. miramar
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:20 PM   #17
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Added camber gauge thread to the first post.

Thanks flyboymike!
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:34 PM   #18
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Does this work on all model years?
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Old 04-22-2009, 08:49 PM   #19
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Thanks for all the info took some time but it worked.
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Old 05-09-2009, 03:46 AM   #20
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I have been doing alignments over 4 years on all of my vehicles in my driveway. I use 2 4 foot levels, 4 bungee cords (to attach levels to the wheels) a tape measure and a bit of common sense.

I can do an alignment better than any laser guided setup.

My steering is tight and I have nearly zero tire wear.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:33 PM   #21
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so approximately how much does each mark on the camber bolt represent?
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:57 AM   #22
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Default Coilover, does this apply?

I get the point that we can do the 3 major points of wheel alignment, but does anyone have a trick for corner-balancing a coilover setup, or should I just drop the $200 for that and a laser alignment? I won't be changing ride height, I just want good traction and even wear (and for my transmission to suffer as little as possible from the stiffness).
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:36 PM   #23
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tnx for the diy..it saved us lots of money collectively..now,,can anyone share to a diy for fan clutch replacement? I need it badly..

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Old 10-26-2009, 03:37 PM   #24
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Niiiiiiice, been meaning to try this for a while, this'll make it much easier on my brain organ.
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:05 AM   #25
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When is alignment needed determines, I mean besides having the dealer put it on the "alignment machine" and making measurements?

If the tire wear is uniform and the car tracks well on a level paved street/highway then no alignment is needed. Is this a sufficient test for alignment need? Of course seeing the tires worn out due to alignment problems is costly too... but in my case my Forester has abouot 40K miles and I've replaced the tires. The original tires do not show uneven wear.
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