Re: [DML] Source for proper wheel alignment specs?
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Re: [DML] Source for proper wheel alignment specs?



Hey Dan,

If your local alignment shope has any sort of recent alignment rack, the  
system SHOULD have your DeLo in the database.   If they KNOW what they are  
doing, they should be able to juswt entere the make/model/year and that  
should do it.

I'm not a DeLo owner (yet, working on finding the $$$, then finding the  
car), but I have worked with a couple different alignment machines - both  
fairly old, and I do remember them having a listing for the DeLo...

Be sure to keep your NEW tire pressure correct for the vehicle (NOT  
according to the veh sticker but according to the rating on the tires),  
and be SURE that your tire store does a good high-speed balance on them  
and that they put the wheels with the least amount of weights on them up  
FRONT.  Also, most balancing machines can be switched into 'fractional  
mode', where the correcting weight is NOT rounded to the nearest ounce.   
If they need to trim a weight to get it ON THE MONEY - have them do that...

Best of Luck,

Bruce (future DeLo Owner, I hope!)


On Fri, 25 Jan 2008 21:29:03 -0800, Dan <djdanwilson@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I'm getting ready to put a new set of tires on my DeLorean and I'd
> like to follow that up with a four wheel alignment so I can get as
> much life out of the new tires as possible. What is the best source
> for all of the specs I need for the alignment shop to do the job? I
> saw the service bulletins in the Technical Info section of
> dmcnews.com. Should I use those, or the bulletin with the most recent
> date? Will they have all of the info the tech will need to do the job?
> Is there a better source? Also, is there anything not mentioned in any
> factory technical source that 25 years of community wisdom has brought
> to light concerning suspension alignments that I should pass along to
> the shop/tech doing the job?
>
> BTW, my suspension, ride height and wheels are stock, 20K miles.
>
> Currently the car seems to track straight. If I do not see any unusual
> wear patterns on the old tires should I pass on attempting the
> alignment? Thanks in advance.
>
> Dan W.
> VIN 16192
> Tempe, AZ
>



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