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Old January 14th, 2016, 01:33 PM
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Front end caster adjustment

Does the 95 have a way to do it. The alignment shop is stumped on this (not sure if it's needed yet)

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Old January 14th, 2016, 01:36 PM
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There is no way to adjust castor. Toe is the only adjustment.

It decreases with a spring lift. There are a few modifications available to increase it, if you want.
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We decided it is good enough, aligned straight and just tightened it up.
Next time I'll just use string in my garage as that's how they ended up doing it.. The hunter machine was pretty much useless.
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In order to adjust caster you have to modify the swivel balls.
Mark G handle ezzzzzzz is setting his mill up to do just this.
Jig is built... think he's just now working out the formula for precision.
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How do people who are supposed to be experts at alignment look at the front end and then ask how to adjust the castor? Personally I would see that as a red flag right there.
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Rob where did you take it? I go to McNair Performance when I get my vehicles aligned. Ive been wanting to try the "String" method though.
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There is zero reason to go anywhere near an alignment machine unless you think you have a bent axle. It is simple to do yourself.
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Rob where did you take it? I go to McNair Performance when I get my vehicles aligned. Ive been wanting to try the "String" method though.
Brakes plus on jones Franklin they are small and Indy, they didn't charge me since they didn't really do anything.

String seems the way to go from here on out as you only have one adjustment anyway.
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