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Author Topic:   Rear End Allinement
Smitty77
Member
posted March 25, 2003 02:46 PM
If the wheels are straight you can run string down the sidewallls of each rear tire. Then ya can see which way they drift off to.


shadowz
Member
posted March 25, 2003 09:48 PM
measure front L with R rear and then front R with L rear if both measure the same then your are square.


dirtrace54
Member
posted March 29, 2003 02:28 AM
Once you get the rear end square, mount tabs just in front of the spring mounts on the outsides of the frame rails for reference points. This way you can always set the rear end back to square or check for damage after a hit instead of measuring from the front clear back

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Smitty77
Member
posted April 09, 2003 03:07 PM
1. put the car on blocks with it all set up as you race it. high enough to crawl under it.
weight on the wheels.

2. plumb bob down form the lower ball jt zerks. draw a line on the floor between these marks.

3. now plumbob down from the center of the axle tube, you can wrap a string around the tube and hang the plumbob thru it. draw a line connecting these marks on the floor also.

4. measure from the front line to the rear line, i ran my leaf camaros leading the rr 1/8 inch to start.

hope this helps. once its done set it square first and measure with a tape on the front of the axle tube to a pt forward on the frame as level as possible and put a tab at a good # like 23 inches etc. or drill a hole. the same on both sides.

in the future you can just crawl under with a tape and check your lead.

*** you can also bisect the front line on the floor and check to make sure your wheels are square side to side.

jeff

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