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Old 11-22-2010, 07:52 PM
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Default Front end alignment..........with a tape measure??????

Ok so Im but I need to get the front end of the burban aligned a little better than it is now. I know people do alignments with a tape alot. My question is how do you all do them? Should I pull the wheels and "load" the front end and measure from the rotors?.......Any input is appreciated.

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I ended up taking my truck to a GM dealer because they offered an allignment for $50. They didn't end up doing it though because I "need" ball joints nad a pitman arm, so I jsut asked for the truck back
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:33 PM
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We had a guy that did alignment for us back in Florida without a machine. He left the tires on and used string and chalk lines on the tires. I am not sure his exact technique but it always came out right.
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:38 PM
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You can do it with tape. But you have to be on good level spot.
Get your steering wheel straight , have someone or someway to keep it there.
Measure up off of level surface , make a mark with chalk on your rims , front of rim and back of rim on back side. Then take reading on back , then front
Then do your adjusting on tie rods. You can check camber with a two foot level. That is to see if your tires are straight up and down, not leaning.
But if it was me i would take it too a shop.
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