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Wheel Alignment- Perth
« on: April 29, 2023, 11:55:03 am »
My local wheel shop guy retired.  My ride is a 67 coupe, so I need to find another good wheel alignment shop.

Who are you using in Perth for the old school cars? 

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Re: Wheel Alignment- Perth
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2023, 10:46:43 pm »
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Re: Wheel Alignment- Perth
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2023, 11:13:11 pm »
Barry Curnow did a wheel alignment on my mustang 3 or 4 years ago, I was happy with the result. They are in Myaree
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Re: Wheel Alignment- Perth
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2023, 11:51:46 pm »
Thanks mate.  I'll give them a call


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Re: Wheel Alignment- Perth
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2023, 08:29:28 pm »
I recomend doing some homework into wheel alignment, caster, toe and camber so you know what to ask for.
When my wheel alignment guy left me I made my own tools and do it myself
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Re: Wheel Alignment- Perth
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2023, 08:50:10 pm »
I hear that.  I have the street or track suspension set up so I use their recommended settings.


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Re: Wheel Alignment- Perth
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2023, 02:55:13 pm »
By interest what are the specs?
Maybe an interesting topic
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Re: Wheel Alignment- Perth
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2023, 08:51:32 pm »
By interest what are the specs?
Maybe an interesting topic

I typically use the Open Tracker settings.  Sorry, said earlier Street or Track (SoT) but meant Open tracker.  I have the SoT adjustable strut rods and the Open Tracker roller suspension.

Settings as follows (link to the site - https://opentrackerracing.com/tech-info/)

STREET SPECS *
Caster:
+2° to +3.5° Manual Steer
+2.5° to +4.5° Power Steer

Camber:
0 to -.5°

Toe:
1/8″ in

STREET PERFORMANCE SPECS *
Caster:
+2.0° to +3.5° Manual Steer
+2.5° to +4.5° Power Steer

Camber:
-.5° to -1.5°

Toe:
1/8″ in

* Caster and camber settings should be the same on both sides for proper handling.






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Re: Wheel Alignment- Perth
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2023, 10:09:52 pm »
Good work, interesting at least to me
My specs
Stock suspension and tyres with electric power steering
+ 5.5 caster
0 camber
1/8 toe
Intend to add more caster as return to centre still a little light
« Last Edit: May 03, 2023, 10:11:32 pm by pmb0186 »
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Re: Wheel Alignment- Perth
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2023, 11:36:32 pm »
That's within the specs above.  Must handle ok.

I was recently charged a significant sum by a reputable shop and its still not right.  Would love to be able to do the alignment myself.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2023, 11:44:39 pm by Aussie-67 »

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Re: Wheel Alignment- Perth
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2023, 08:12:18 pm »
No not really, maxxis 195 whitewalls with 0 camber.
I set 0 camber to extend tyre life
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Re: Wheel Alignment- Perth
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2023, 05:23:07 pm »
Try APE in Lansdale. Few ex WA Suspension guys there and are pretty diligent.

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Re: Wheel Alignment- Perth
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2023, 08:39:44 pm »
Thanks mate, thats close to me so I'll
l give them a call. 

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Re: Wheel Alignment- Perth
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2023, 08:35:39 pm »
Booked in at APE for Friday
 Thanks for the tip

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Re: Wheel Alignment- Perth
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2023, 10:39:53 am »
In case anyone is interested,  thumbs up for APE

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Re: Wheel Alignment- Perth
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2023, 10:21:07 pm »
 Good to hear all went well.

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Re: Wheel Alignment- Perth
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2023, 06:24:31 pm »
I typically use the Open Tracker settings.  Sorry, said earlier Street or Track (SoT) but meant Open tracker.  I have the SoT adjustable strut rods and the Open Tracker roller suspension.

Settings as follows (link to the site - https://opentrackerracing.com/tech-info/)

STREET SPECS *
Caster:
+2° to +3.5° Manual Steer
+2.5° to +4.5° Power Steer.


In your experience, which turned out better: +2° to +3.5° or +2.5° to +4.5°? For your car, of course.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2024, 08:26:12 pm by ShawnK »

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Re: Wheel Alignment- Perth
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2023, 12:03:41 am »
In a power steering car especially electric power steering the more caster the better. I now run 8.3deg, there is no negative side adding caster
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