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Alignment string setup?

How do you setup strings to measure absolute toe?

I plan to use jack stands, fishing line, and a 1/32nd measuring device. I understand that the strings should be at the level of the center of the wheel and parallel to each other. But what reference points on the car do you use to get the strings exactly parallel with the chassis?


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http://www.smartracingproducts.com/p...ngs_manual.pdf

Use the SmartStrings instructions like I did. My interpretation of Figure 2 (Granted, it's an assumption ) was to measure from the grease cap on the front hubs until the distances were the same and at the back, I used the axle pilots (the part of the axle that centers the rear disc/drum so it's concentric).

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I just measure from the front and rear of the rear wheel rim. I've found a metal metric ruler to be the easiest to use.

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http://www.smartracingproducts.com/p...ngs_manual.pdf

Use the SmartStrings instructions like I did. My interpretation of Figure 2 (Granted, it's an assumption ) was to measure from the grease cap on the front hubs until the distances were the same and at the back, I used the axle pilots (the part of the axle that centers the rear disc/drum so it's concentric).
Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks.

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Here is a good write up on doing your own alignment with basic tools. No strings.

http://www.davidfarmerstuff.com/align.pdf
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