[T3] rear wheel alignment
dad23boys at live.com
Sat May 5 14:11:40 PDT 2018
I’ll have to check my Bentley and it’s at school right now so I can’t say but sounds like it’s talking about camber instead of toe. But like I said I don’t have mine in front of me when I do I’ll check it out.
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> On May 5, 2018, at 11:02 AM, David <rdavid at rochester.rr.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to understand the alignment specs on our cars., and I apologize
> if this has been recently discussed before now.
> According to the brown Bentley manual, front axle section 7, page 5, it
> states the toe-in spec is only 0 degrees, 40 minutes, +/- 15 minutes. Got
> it. Makes sense.
> Now going to section 1 on rear axle alignment, page 75, it says "if the rear
> edge of the wheel is closer to this (longitudinal) axis of the car than its
> front, the wheel is said to be toed out (-)".
> Then on page 76, Table 1. Rear Wheel Alignment, it says the rear wheel toe
> spec on a squareback is "-5 degrees 0 minutes, +/- 0 degrees 10 minutes". If
> I read this correctly, this means the rear wheels are toed out 5 degrees.
> So my first question; Is this a misprint where it instead should read +5
> degrees 0 minutes?
> Secondly, why on earth would you want your rear wheels to be toed as much as
> 5 degrees? Wouldn't you want them to be toed-in very little just like the
> front end?
> Dave Pallo
> '72 Square ~ Elwood
> Fairport, New York
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