[DML] Re: Alignment ?
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[DML] Re: Alignment ?



Caster and camber are not adjustable. Remember: This is a DeLorean,
not a Lotus.

Toe is adjusted by turning the tie rod ends.

Are you sure the ball joints are OK? Sometimes worn ball joints can
behave like a worn tie rod end, especially when they're both sloppy.
Of course any movement vertically is a bad ball joint.

You do know that DeLoreans transmit every pavement imperfection
through the steering wheel. We don't have a "rag joint" (flexible
steering coupling). Instead, DMC ran the fixed steering column through
a rubber grommet in the firewall. Does keep the poor thing from
snapping or bending as the body flexes, but does absolutely nothing to
isolate pavement conditions.

Bill Robertson
#5939 

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, John Podlewski <john_podlewski@...>
wrote:
>
> Took my car in for alignment today at the local Tire Kingdom, yes
they have the specs for the car, even have the printout, however they
are in percents---ANYONE know how that relates to degrees??? 
>    
>    
>   My toe in the front left is .24  (good)
>                       front right is .18 (not good)
>   My caster front left is 5.2 (not good)
>                   front right is 2.9 (not good)
>   My camber front left is -0.9  (not good)
>                    front right is -0.5 (good)
>    
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