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    alignment specifications

    I'm dropping the car off in a few minutes for a front end alignment but I forgot to copy the specs for caster and camber etc can anybody go to those up please and post them here so I can pass them along to the technician?

    Thanks.

    Tom

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    Toe-In: 3mm (0.12 inch) per wheel
    Caster Angle: 3.5 to 4 Positive non-adjustable
    Camber Angle: 0 to 0.5 Negative
    King Pin Inclination: 6 0.5 - 0 non-adjustable
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    Perfect! Thanks so much. Just got here.

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    Here is the Service Technical Bulletin on alignment. http://www.dmcnews.com/bulletins/ST-34-1.82.html
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    Thanks guys - they are doing it now. They also pointed out I had put the wheels on the wrong sides, causing additional vibration. Looking forward to a perfect front end (upper and lower ball joints, new steering rack, tie rod ends, shaft bushing, Uding shocks, Uding bushings, and good condition control arms etc.) with a fresh alignment. I'll be the car goes at least 50 mph faster now! Maybe it will seat 4 too.

    Thanks again. I feel like a doofis when I head out without the specs. I appreciate you bailing me out.

    T

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    Tom,

    Fwiw, hunter alignment equipment has the delorean specs in their data base. But it never hurts to have the info on hand just in case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TTait View Post
    Thanks guys - they are doing it now. They also pointed out I had put the wheels on the wrong sides, causing additional vibration. Looking forward to a perfect front end (upper and lower ball joints, new steering rack, tie rod ends, shaft bushing, Uding shocks, Uding bushings, and good condition control arms etc.) with a fresh alignment. I'll be the car goes at least 50 mph faster now! Maybe it will seat 4 too.

    Thanks again. I feel like a doofis when I head out without the specs. I appreciate you bailing me out.

    T

    I don't understand this. There are no "sides" to the wheels, only sizes front and rear unless you have tires that are directionally marked. There will be arrows indicating that but it is not common for that on a Delorean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David T View Post
    I don't understand this. There are no "sides" to the wheels, only sizes front and rear unless you have tires that are directionally marked. There will be arrows indicating that but it is not common for that on a Delorean.
    David,

    I have a set of Falken ZIEX Z3512 radials on my car that are directional so maybe that's what Tom has and accidentally swapped sides when installing them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David T View Post
    I don't understand this. There are no "sides" to the wheels, only sizes front and rear unless you have tires that are directionally marked. There will be arrows indicating that but it is not common for that on a Delorean.
    I have BF Goodrich tires with directional treads, and forgot to check last time I put the wheels back on, so they were reversed.

    T

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    Does anyone have a copy of "ST-34-1/82: SUSPENSION ALIGNMENT - FRONT AND REAR" that they can post? The link on the DMCnews doesn't work. Thanks.

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