[DML] Re: Source for proper wheel alignment specs?
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Not all machines have Deloreans in the database but there should be a
way for them to enter a "custom" set of specs manually. The front and
rear tires are different sizes so you can't pick the ones with the
"least" weight for the fronts. ALWAYS use the tire pressures on the
label on the glovebox door. The pressures on the tires are the maximum
pressures for the maximum load. Don't deviate more than  1 lb or 2 for
maximum life, ride handling, comfort, safety and performance.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Bruce Alan" <SingingMan@...> wrote:
>
> 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@...> 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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