Results 1 to 7 of 7

Wheel Alignment Done Yourself

This is a discussion on Wheel Alignment Done Yourself within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; Does anyone align your wheels yourself? Whats the correct way to check your alignment? Just one of thing I've never ...

  1. #1
    Senior Member GULLETT17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Muncie, IN
    Posts
    2,554

    00 TA PWTR, 98 VertTA NBM
    80 TA BLK, 80 Formula NBM

    Wheel Alignment Done Yourself

    Does anyone align your wheels yourself? Whats the correct way to check your alignment? Just one of thing I've never really done and wondered what all is involved? i feel like i should know this, but i just never worried about it much seems to me that it would be something easy to do yourself . . .

  2. #2
    Crazy Canuck ! Eugenio_SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Montreal, CANADA
    Age
    42
    Posts
    3,190

    triple-black
    2000 CamaroSS convertible

    you will need some turnplates and a camber/castor gauge, among other things...
    here is some reading: http://www.frrax.com/rrforum/index.php?showtopic=11214

    Among what you would need:
    http://www.advancedracing.com/smart_camber_gauge.php
    http://www.smartracingproducts.com/alignment.htm
    http://www.advancedracing.com/dream_...ring_gauge.php
    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=45742
    for the rear, you might get away with simply sliding plates, instead of rotating plates.
    a 4-post lift is the ideal.

    This is something i've been looking @, especially since i've got a 4-post lift in garage.
    Eugenio_SS
    almost stock triple-black 2000 SS convertible with 17x11s on all 4 w/ 315s at the track or on the street with 18x10.5s on all 4 w/ 315s: (1), (2)

  3. #3
    Moderator Cutlass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    6,998

    1999 Formula WS6 M6-sold
    2001 Silverado Z71

    Its probablly easier to pay a shop $80 - $90 to do it

  4. #4
    Crazy Canuck ! Eugenio_SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Montreal, CANADA
    Age
    42
    Posts
    3,190

    triple-black
    2000 CamaroSS convertible

    depends... I'm thinking it's worth for me to get the equipment, especially that I have the lift.
    I've heard the first time takes a few hours, but after that, it goes by fast.
    It's expensive to take the car to the track, do tests, take the data from pyrometer and lap times and so on and then pay for another alignment to do more tests... and so on.
    I find that just changing tires model require a different alignment... depending on how picky you are.

  5. #5
    Senior Member GULLETT17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Muncie, IN
    Posts
    2,554

    00 TA PWTR, 98 VertTA NBM
    80 TA BLK, 80 Formula NBM

    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    you will need some turnplates and a camber/castor gauge, among other things...
    here is some reading: http://www.frrax.com/rrforum/index.php?showtopic=11214

    Among what you would need:
    http://www.advancedracing.com/smart_camber_gauge.php
    http://www.smartracingproducts.com/alignment.htm
    http://www.advancedracing.com/dream_...ring_gauge.php
    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=45742
    for the rear, you might get away with simply sliding plates, instead of rotating plates.
    a 4-post lift is the ideal.

    This is something i've been looking @, especially since i've got a 4-post lift in garage.
    Thanks for the info!! the frrax.com link gives an error tho. . .

  6. #6
    Crazy Canuck ! Eugenio_SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Montreal, CANADA
    Age
    42
    Posts
    3,190

    triple-black
    2000 CamaroSS convertible

    maybe you need to be a member.
    I have no problems.

  7. #7
    Senior Member GULLETT17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Muncie, IN
    Posts
    2,554

    00 TA PWTR, 98 VertTA NBM
    80 TA BLK, 80 Formula NBM

    yea. . . ill have to sign up

    pretty funny i posted this thread just because i was thinkin about it. . . but now after examining my car to figure out where road noise was coming from, I found that my wheel alignment is all out of wack. my front tires are wore bare on the inside and they have less than 10,000 miles on em!!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Question: 2004 stock GTO wheel alignment
    By John Carlson in forum GTO
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-20-2009, 06:15 PM
  2. Wheel Alignment Guide - DIY Alignment
    By Ed Blown Vert in forum Almost Anything Goes
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-06-2009, 04:30 PM
  3. Question: Alignment without wheel lip
    By Wesman in forum Suspension and Handling
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 05-31-2009, 07:04 PM
  4. Wheel alignment done right
    By Sarge in forum GTO
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 04-08-2009, 07:01 AM
  5. wheel balance/alignment?
    By jrc1122 in forum Suspension and Handling
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10-04-2007, 06:22 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •