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Old 07-13-2006, 03:05 PM
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59 chev alignment

After getting input from so many on how much camber is too much, I'm considering locating another alignment shop to redo my alignment.

The factory specs are calling for 1/2* pos camber & 1/2* pos caster
1/8" to 1/4" toe.

Im going to try to get a bit more caster, but with the tubular upper a-arms I think any chance of getting positive camber is wishful thinking.
Im going to attemp to get less than 1/2* neg camber to 0* camber

My question is---what should I have them set the toe to??
Someone in another thread made the point that these specs were for the skinny bias ply tires of the era.

I am currently running 8" wide wheels with a 8" tread on all four corners. Radial T/As.

Toe is currently set at 0 (according to the printout I received) and I am not thinking that this is correct. The car feels odd in a long sweeping curve @ 60 mph or so--like the two front tires are going in different directions,
ever so slightly and the car can't decide which wheel to follow.(of course this may be something to do with the 605 ps box----I have a t-bird, does the same thing, absolutely no tire wear)

any input would be good
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