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Author Topic:   Adjusting toe on FWD car
Terry Dreyer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted June 11, 2005 12:03 PM  
I've heard that an inexpensive toe gage can be made from a piece of 1/2 inch conduit. Bend both ends in a 90 deg angle & measure distance from back of tire & also from front side of tire to the conduit. So I can see how this can work.

But don't you have to establish a reference point off of the car chassis? And if so what's the best way to do this? It looks to me like you would have to re-position the gage (frontside & backside of tire)so you would most likely have to establish a couple of reference points at the mmiddle of the car chassis.

Can anyone give me a better explanantion of how to check toe? Don't want the expense of taking it to an alignment shop every time I need to check it or make an adjustment.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted July 08, 2005 09:24 PM  
if ur runnin any offset wheels on the front you wont get a true reading by using the middle of the chassis as a refrence point
or rear wheels either the truest way is to make a couple of plates to bolt on the front off the spindle after the wheels are off and take your measurments that way its true even if your runnin to in or out for entry or exit off the corner

Terry Dreyer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted July 09, 2005 08:21 PM  
Thanks Steve,

I actually figured out that I asked kind of a dumb question in the first place.

What I ended up doing is just using a tape measure behind the tires from outside tread to outside tread & repeated this measurement from the front side of the tires.

A friend of mine uses this method on his modified & if its good enough for him....its got to be good enough for me in my little hobbystock.

I appreciate your comments & long term I may make those plates you talked about.

Clyde Torkel
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted July 09, 2005 08:29 PM  
To increase accuracy when using a steel tape at the front and then at the back you should keep the ends of the tape at the same height front and back.

Terry Dreyer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted July 10, 2005 05:55 PM  
Yeah I've tried to keep the height the same front & back.....its good enough to eyeball it right?

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