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audiocontr
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Any tips on alignment?

Post by audiocontr » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:14 pm

I replaced the tie rod ends today. All went well, easy job... And the bonus of no rot surprise after removing the skid plate. I'd like to double check the alignment to ensure everything is up to spec. Does anyone know the factory specs off hand? Do I test loaded like a Pinzgauer?
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Re: Any tips on alignment?

Post by 63rover » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:31 am

If you counted the number of turns out and put the new ones in the same number it should be good. If you can't find the specs and it's not pulling either way you should be fine. I would guess a slight toe in of 3-4 mm max and then watch the tire wear and feel on smooth pavement.

Good luck.

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Re: Any tips on alignment?

Post by Garrycol » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:52 pm

Yes before doing anything on my steering I always make it up so the new stuff lines up the same as the old - has worked to date.

Garry
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Re: Any tips on alignment?

Post by audiocontr » Mon May 01, 2017 5:08 am

I did the same, but who knows if it was to spec when I bought it :|
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Re: Any tips on alignment?

Post by 63rover » Mon May 01, 2017 10:05 am

If it's not pulling or eating tires you're good to go! After all there is very little chance of setting a speed record in a Halflinger. :shock:

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Re: Any tips on alignment?

Post by Czechsix » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:45 pm

From what I remember it's 0 toe, measured with two personnel in the cab.
1963 Swiss 700AP, with Black Diamond ATV tires, and a few other mods. "Always under construction".

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