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    Hi,

    I'm hoping that someone can help, I've got a 99' Z28 Camaro European spec and it needs the alignment sorted. However being a rare car in the UK none of my local tyre places know or can get hold of the alignment details - even from UK Chevrolet! Does anyone know what the angles should be for the camber, caster, toe-in etc?

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks Gareth

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    factory specs are as follows for left and right.

    camber 0.50* +/- 0.50*
    caster 4.50* +/- 1.00*
    toe 0.00 +/- 0.10*
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    Thats a great help, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    factory specs are as follows for left and right.

    camber 0.50* +/- 0.50*
    caster 4.50* +/- 1.00*
    toe 0.00 +/- 0.10*
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    stock specs are:
    camber: 0.0' to +1.0' (correct)
    caster: +4.3' to 5.3'
    toe: 0" +/- 1/32"

    try to get:
    toe: 0"
    caster: +4.5'
    camber: as much negative as possible... if you get -0.5' it's great... (goal is to get a bit on the negative side, if possible... otherwise, get lowest value, given you get the above ones.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    stock specs are:
    camber: 0.0' to +1.0' (correct)
    caster: +4.3' to 5.3'
    toe: 0" +/- 1/32"
    0.00* to 1.00* is the same as 0.50* +/- 0.50* -- +0.50* + 0.50* = 1.00* and +0.50* - 0.50* = 0.00* you have the nominal number (+0.50*). then you have the range allowed (+/- 0.50*)

    but, you are correct on the caster. it's actually 4.80* +/- 0.50* instead of what i posted.

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    ok, just looked in my hunter alignment machine database. here are the correct specs:

    camber 0.40* +/- 0.50* that's a range of -0.10* to 0.90*
    caster 4.80* +/- 0.50* that's a range of 4.30* to 5.30*
    toe 0.00* +/-0.20* that's a range of -0.20* to 0.20*

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    0.00* to 1.00* is the same as 0.50* +/- 0.50* -- +0.50* + 0.50* = 1.00* and +0.50* - 0.50* = 0.00* you have the nominal number (+0.50*). then you have the range allowed (+/- 0.50*)

    but, you are correct on the caster. it's actually 4.80* +/- 0.50* instead of what i posted.
    i know... hence i typed (correct) ie: same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    i know... hence i typed (correct) ie: same.
    ok, i took it as in you were correct and i wasn't my mistake. but, really, we were both wrong on the range. either way, the correct specs and ranges are up now. i think i'll make a sticky for the factory alignment specs of f-bodies.

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    toe can be measured in degrees or inches... depends on preferences.
    My specs were closer, though

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    either way. the specs are now located at the top of this forum in a sticky. are you a moderator yet?

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    In regards to your new sticky:

    Here is a decent link/reference to basic alignment/suspensions queries;

    http://www.angelfire.com/my/fastcar/suspension.html

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    well, except for the alignment reccomendations, it's neat stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    either way. the specs are now located at the top of this forum in a sticky. are you a moderator yet?
    are you talking to me for this question ?
    if so, the answer is no... was until last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    are you talking to me for this question ?
    if so, the answer is no... was until last year.
    yes. was talk of you wanting to be one again.

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