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Alignments. Good Article

When you all face your alignments done are y'all ever able to specify the specs or at least tell them what you're looking for? I'm not sure there's a place around here that will do anything other than get the steering wheel straight. Once I even saw a guy use a string...
Here is a decent article on alignments. It's a little boring though. http://www.mustangandfords.com/how-t...nd-alignments/

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In short, yes. For example, on my 65 stang...if you set the alignment specs to oem, the car will drive & handle like crap...........why, the oem specs are for bias ply tires.....if you jump up to the 1970's, the spec's are for the same suspension but with radial tires. The difference between a book trained tech and a real tech who has been mentored


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In short, yes. For example, on my 65 stang...if you set the alignment specs to oem, the car will drive & handle like crap...........why, the oem specs are for bias ply tires.....if you jump up to the 1970's, the spec's are for the same suspension but with radial tires. The difference between a book trained tech and a real tech who has been mentored
Where do you go, a chassis shop?
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I did at my uncles shop but the most recent I had to go to Dobbs to get new tires and an alignment and they just went to factory specs.

I personally prefer a -1.5 camber, +4-4.5 Caster, and factory toe. I thought my car handled and drove really well with those specs. I do not like my current alignment but it is what it is. Tire wear is fine so I'm not complaining.

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Good point. Yeah, tire wear is the main reason I went with factory specs. I was thinking about getting a custom alignment, but the tire shop talked me out of it when they reminded me that it wasn't really worth messing around with since my car is a daily driver. They were willing to do whatever I wanted though, so I'm sure they'd accommodate me if I was planning to take the car autocrossing or something.

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