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initial wheel alignment Sprint

PostPost by: bloodknock » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:09 pm

OK gentlemen, I have another question related to the steering.......
can anyone advise me of a simple method of ensuring that the front wheels are as near parallel as possible other than just observing them?
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:52 pm

Hmmmmm, my other interest is Rugby Union, I'm an Engilshman living in North Wales, imagine how i'm suffering!!!
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:20 pm

the 2 strings method can get you to a quite acceptable result if you're careful, see for instance pointers addressed in previous discussions :

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PostPost by: bloodknock » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:02 pm

Thanks. I'll take a look when I get over the six nations.....Thats my holiday in Scotland off as well this year!
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:51 pm

WALES GRAND SLAM WINNERS -Again!. More Grand Slam wins than any other country! Not bad for a small country of only 3 million people!
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:26 pm

I knew I could flush one out!
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:55 pm

bloodknock wrote:I knew I could flush one out!


You certainly are looking flushed. Oh if this site only supported the full set of emojis :lol:
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PostPost by: rcfurse » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:17 pm

The slight irony here is that elanfan1 claims he is in Welsh Wales when any proper Welshman knows that the North is where the welsh are, where welsh is spoken etc. It's the Taffia down south.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:46 pm

The Gogs, where they speak with a funny accent that sounds more like scouse :D Day do do don’t dey eh eh eh!

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PostPost by: crypto » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:19 pm

nmauduit wrote:the 2 strings method can get you to a quite acceptable result if you're careful, see for instance pointers addressed in previous discussions : ...


Depending on type/model you may have different track size for front and rear. At least it was the case on my Sprint and the string method did not really work...
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PostPost by: 69S4 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:09 am

This time last year I spent a lot of time with string trying to get my S4’s wheel alignment correct. Despite a lot of help and advice from others here I was never happy with the reproducibility of the approach. If I measured it one day then set it all up and measured again the next day the results were significantly different. That may be down to my care and attention but I must have done it something like 15 or 20 times. In the end I devised a direct measurement approach, measuring between the wheel rims. That was far a. easier / quicker to do and b. more reproducible. After a year and about 3000 miles I’ve been happy with the result.
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