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    Default Doing Your Own Front End Alignment

    I have always done my own front end alignments using a simple home made tool. If you are interested in learning how just ask and I shall tell you.

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    Gee, I thought a lot of people would want to learn how to align their own front ends but I guess not. They would rather pay someone to do it. Oh well..................

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    Ok, I'll bite.

    I have a C6 Z06 with FE4. Tell me how to set my own front and rear alignments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toobroketoretire View Post
    Gee, I thought a lot of people would want to learn how to align their own front ends but I guess not. They would rather pay someone to do it. Oh well..................
    Maybe they figure why ask? If you want to tell people how, just tell them and stop the "mother may I" game. Or maybe we already know how to do it using the 4 wheel string method which has previously been discussed here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnovot View Post
    Maybe they figure why ask? If you want to tell people how, just tell them and stop the "mother may I" game. Or maybe we already know how to do it using the 4 wheel string method which has previously been discussed here?

    Please explain how you can set the caster and camber angles using strings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hib Halverson View Post
    Ok, I'll bite.

    I have a C6 Z06 with FE4. Tell me how to set my own front and rear alignments.

    As this is a C3 forum I am referring to aligning the front end of a C3. And I do it with the wheels off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otter View Post

    I suppose you think it's impossible to align a C3 front end with the wheels off? Think again as I have been doing it on all of my Ford, Chrysler, and G.M. cars since I was a kid and have taught many others how to do it. Are you interested in learning how?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toobroketoretire View Post
    I suppose you think it's impossible to align a C3 front end with the wheels off? Think again as I have been doing it on all of my Ford, Chrysler, and G.M. cars since I was a kid and have taught many others how to do it. Are you interested in learning how?
    No, I was laughing at how appropriate Tnovot's post was, but please, carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toobroketoretire View Post
    As this is a C3 forum I am referring to aligning the front end of a C3. And I do it with the wheels off!
    Ok. I'll get the car up on stands and I'll pull the wheels.

    You are a mechanical engineer and have many years working on Corvettes. you should know that an alignment is an alignment whether the car is a 1971 or a 2012. Both types of cars have adjustments for setting alignment.

    Tell me how to do my own alignment on my 2012 Z06 with FE4 suspension.

    Inquiring minds want to know.

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    perhaps nobody is interested....


    if you do a search,there are already plenty of threads on front end alignments.
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    I'm still anxious to learn how to do my own front/rear alignments. The last time I had my '12 aligned it cost me a ton. I'm cheap so I'm all ears on how you do it.
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    I'm interested. I am installing these this weekend and would like to what method you use to align the front.

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    Ok. I get it. This is a C3 forum and, by rights, I shouldn't be talking about my '12 Z06.

    Let's talk about my 71 Big-Block Coupe. It needs a front and rear alignment, too.

    Hey "toobroketoretire" where's our briefing on how to do DIY alignments?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hib Halverson View Post
    Ok. I get it. This is a C3 forum and, by rights, I shouldn't be talking about my '12 Z06.

    Let's talk about my 71 Big-Block Coupe. It needs a front and rear alignment, too.

    Hey "toobroketoretire" where's our briefing on how to do DIY alignments?
    He only offered front end alignments. Without doing the rear at the same time, may as well not bother.

    I'm out.

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