Wheel Alignment

Don Schlusemeyer

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After doing home garage alignments over the years, anyone have a recommendation for a good place to take the Cobra for a professional alignment?
 

Eric Nelson

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Wiygul's in Reston is quite good. You would probably need to provide them the specs, since I doubt they have your car in any database.
 

Scott Harrison

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If you have a 4 post lift, a live rear axle and FFR adjustable A arms, you can do it in your garage in about an hour or two.
  1. You'll need some string, garbage bags (under front ties to make them slip), tape measure and caster-camber gauge. Plus wrenches for A arms and tie rods.
  2. Set ride height first, best if you can put your equivalent weigh in driver's seat.
  3. Air tires to spec.
Decent street alignment:
  1. Set caster to max you can get or +3° (+6° if you have power steering)
  2. Set camber @ -1/2° to -1°
  3. Toe in @ 1/8" total (1/16" each side)
 

Don Schlusemeyer

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I need to get a caster/camber gauge, I have no idea where the one I borrowed years ago went. Recommendation on a good gauge for the home garage?
 

Scott Harrison

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Longacre racing makes a good one. Bubble gauge is less than digital one. Check around for pricing. OG racing may have in stock.
Also make a 24 inch 20° triangle template to check Caster. I made mine out of 3/8" plywood.

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