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Author Topic:   Measuring Toe In or Out
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted August 15, 2002 09:39 PM
What is a good, simple way of measuring toe? Given the use of offset wheels, stringing from the rear to front does not provide a parralel line to work with.

"Ford man workin' on a Chebby""

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posted August 15, 2002 11:30 PM UIN: 54865418
pick a tread on each tire then messure across on the front side then again on the same one on the back the differencre is your toe

Brad haddix
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted August 16, 2002 04:45 AM
I use 2 strings on little stands I made for just that, one on each side of the car. I use wheels that I have checked the runout on and are true, bigger dia. is better but anything that is true (indicater on inside and outside) Measure front and rear of back rim to string, don't matter what the measurment is as long as they are the same. lock the steering somehow and mark the shaft so so you can put in the same place every time (a level on the steering wheel confirms nothing is moving). Set your toe. If you don't square front to back it could cost you speed and handling. I need a typing class. Make sure drivers weight is in seat. I'm always open to new ideas though. A rubber band in the middle of the string lets you pull it nice and tight.

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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted August 16, 2002 06:15 AM
With the less than perfect wheels most of us run. I scribe the tire tread all the way around with a jackstand and screwdriver. Don't forget to check that the pitman and idler are centered.Measure corner to corner using the grease zerks, then put vice grips on the steering shaft.

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