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Old 04-26-2007, 08:12 PM
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do the toe plates have centering/positioning aids?
as in how does one know if they are in the same position on the wheel on both sides?
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do the toe plates have centering/positioning aids?
as in how does one know if they are in the same position on the wheel on both sides?
They don't really need to be, since the only thing that matters is the difference in lengths, not the lengths themselves. if you were to push the toe plates fore/aft or have them at different spots on the face of the wheel, the difference would remain the same, despite the actual measurements growing.
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I just shot an e-mail off to Longacre to see what the scoop is on toe plates. I'll let y'allz know what I find out!
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OH! when I just had my alignment done I asked the Tech if he knew how they converted and he said it goes by wheel size and if it's measured in inches it's measured across the diameter of the wheel. If toe plates are used, they're only used to get the angle then the total amount of toe is calculated based on the angle and the wheel diameter.
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I'm using something similar to the toe plate but I would imagine with some negative camber added to the equation of figuring out toe, would or could give you some erroneous readings.
This is what I'm using to do toe settings and has worked like this for years.
It's been 2 decades or more since I've had the car in an alignment shop as I've also got a way to measure camber too so shops are now out of the question.
But here's what I'm talking about albeit a bit ghetto.

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This is what I use to make sure that the levels are level.
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With this setup, I measure the distance from the front of the level and compare the distance from the back of the level.
This tells me the toe I have and make the necessary adjustments.
Works pretty good and have never had a tire issue with this.
I usually try to keep the toe straight or near zero for my daily drivers.

But seeing this formula you're using, may have to reevaluate the readings for better toe use once I start my track days and autocross.
Good info.
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