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Old 10-25-2012, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by lildrip049 View Post
I had my 66 nova aligned by a henderson alignment machine ewhere I know that the front left and right wheel alignment is camber is ideal at +.5 degrees (0 to +1.0 range); caster ideal at 1.0 (+.5 to 1.5 range) and toe in for each wheel at .25 inch to .375 inch). I need to know for each wheel the "SAI" , "Included Angle", and Turning Angle Diff."

For the entire front I need to know for the front end the:

1. Cross member

2. Cross caster

3. Cross SAI

4. Total Toe

5. Cross Turn Diff


thx russ
I don't understand your list, first off "Cross member" is a part of the car, not an alignment spec that I have ever heard of. "Cross caster" and the such is where the sides are different, that is all the "Cross" means, some cars like a Chevy pickup will have darn near a full degree more caster on the right side. It is largely do to the high use of these trucks in farming or rural communities where the road will often have a "Crown" so the caster is set higher on the right so that the car will "want" to drift to the left making up for the crown in the road that is making it drift to the right.

I have never heard of setting up a car with cross camber or SAI, don't have a clue why one would want that. Maybe in severe circle track racing where all the car does is make left hand turns around a track. I guess there could very well be a use for it there, I am thinking that is exactly where you would use it. Most street driven cars have equal numbers and when you have a "cross" it's a bad thing, not the end of the world often if it's not that much, but you don't WANT a "Cross" in any of the specs.

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