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Old 10-04-2011, 10:08 PM   #9
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Re: 2WD C10 Modern/Performance Alignments

Nick,

I think that the ideal toe is zero when in the dynamic running condition. That's why I set as close to zero within the spec. I think the specs take into account the dynamic condition. In any case after a thousand miles you can check the tread depths on each shoulder and see if it is too much toe out or too much toe in.

When toe is not zero dynamically the tire is constantly cornering and thus the high rate of tire wear. Camber is not as penalizing on wear as you mention because camber doesn't create a lot of lateral force.

A question. Since we can't put any negative camber on the rear of our trucks like your bimmers do, wouldn't the negative camber in the front lead to a very over steering condition??

I have always tried to do my alignments in the garage with simple tools. Do you have any thoughts on that?

Good thread, thanks for the info.

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