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Postby Glenn » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:39 pm

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Re: Alignment specs

Postby Raj » Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:26 am

nice!
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Re: Alignment specs

Postby rob711 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:12 pm

I'm toying with a lot of ideas, one is to rebuild my front end. You guys able to align these on your own, it looks like adjusting the eccentric on the ball joint would be a major pia, along with tie rod length, etc. I asked the guy at Mavis when I got new tires on my tundra, he said take it to a specialty place. I so DON'T wanna get it towed to the next county for alignment!
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Re: Alignment specs

Postby Glenn » Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:44 pm

Last time mine was done, was when I rebuilt my beam 10 years ago. I took it to a shop that Gene, of Gene's Volksworld, used. It was a small shop in Merrick just north of the train station. I don't think he's still there.

You can call GT and ask Tony where he sends his. Most likely Mavis or STS in Massapequa.
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Re: Alignment specs

Postby elrockk » Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:43 pm

Hey Rob i used to work at Hicksville Brake and Spring in Northport. I did most of the wheel alignments there if your old tires are wearing even just mark the eccentric so it goes in the same as you took it out. measure the distance from grease fitting to grease fitting on the tie rods and make sure its the same on the new parts.that will get you in the ball park so you could drive the car to get it aligned.they use old school camber/caster bubble gauge for alignments and thats how it was done back in the day.
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