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Toe Adjust Techniquest

Guys (and ladies, of course), can someone direct me to a good technique for assessing how much toe-in or toe-out I've got. I'm going to check that tonight in my garage and I wonder if a couple of pieces of lumber (straight as I can determine) can be tied to the wheel/tire to see what kind of toe geometery I've got.
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Oh, c'mon. Somebody's got to know how to do this in their garage.
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I used this before. Worked great!
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Superman, I have heard of people using a stick of metal conduit, placing it in front of the wheels, marking the outer most edge of the tire, then doing this to the rear. Then they measure the differences and do some math to figure out the toe.

There's also an articl on theTechnical how to page here at Pelican.
http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/home_toe_in/home_toe_in.htm
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Awesome. Just what I was looking for.
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similar to the method in the link is to use a tack with a string and a small weight of some sort (like a plumbob (sp)) hang the tack off of the extreme rear of the tire (both sides at the same time) mark the spot on the ground, then push the car forward until the string is hanging off of the extreme front of the tire and then mark that spot on the ground. You then just measure the difference between the two marks and that is your toe.
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Awesome. Just what I was looking for.

different strokes for different folks, LOL..............Ron

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Doh, I should have read the rest, that method is in there. hehehe
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Ron, where can I get a copy of that book?
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Ron, where can I get a copy of that book?

to my understanding.. I have the last copy in the whole world..
I could do a 7 pic scan to the chosen few on this "subject"as a reply.. what do ya think.. I try not to...........Ron
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Ron,

DO IT, DO IT, DO IT! please?
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I would apreciate that very much!
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I like to spin the tires while on a jack and draw a line with pointed chaulk arond the whole tire right in the center of the tread. Lowere the car and roll it back and forth to set the suspension bouncing the car a little. With two people, measure the front and back distances between lines w/o any movement in between measurements. The difference is your toe. This method is compromised a little on a p-car as you cannot get the tape across from tire to tire at the extreme back and front of tire. So your toe is actually a kittle more than you read. Works great on some cars, not so good on others, but I think it is a good method to know about.
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Ron,

DO IT, DO IT, DO IT! please?
OK.. but I need a bunch of minutes to get the act together.. and I'll have to do a few "replys".. but the wait is worth it.. this thing is 911 specific.. the other info don't give the really good stuff.. boy oh boy.. this is so good you'll know what your doing to your precious 911.. I can't wait to post it for everyone.. I gotta get started, I gotta go ... later, Ron
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That booklet looks like a "must-have"
It would be great to get a copy.
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Ron,

Can you send a copy my way as well........
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Ron,

DO IT, DO IT, DO IT! please?
Last time anybody said that to me, I ended up married. Be careful here, Ronnie...
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I believe he's going to post it here.
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