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Old 06-11-2003, 11:42 AM
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Originally posted by stevebfl

You are probably lucky to have accuracy within 1 degree per side. Real alignments need accuracy to at least a tenth of a degree. My machine gives repeatable readings to one hundredth of a degree.
A subsequent check of my alignment on a modern alignment machine showed that the actuals were within 0.1 degree of my measurements, which, from a practical standpoint is sufficient accuracy. A machine may measure to .01 degree, but no one is ever going to try to set a car to that level of accuracy.

I got tired of paying alignments shops who don't understand suspension geometry to do it their way instead of my way. Thus I started doing my own over 20 years ago. Even though the equipment is crude, if you have a flat surface such as a garage slab on a fairly modern house, you can get very good results.

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