In Reply to: Anyone used NTB for alignment? posted by Chris Rose on August 27, 2001 at 14:40:43:
->How did they change the rear toe? I didn't think that was changeable.
->How did it go when you were aligning things by measure in the garage? I have read a few different do-the-math methods and contemplated going after it myself......
Replaced outer tie-rods and idler arm so it was time for alignment. Went to NTB. When I checked out I asked for the computer print out. They acted suprised that I wanted it. I got the car back and returned it to them immediately. The steering wheel was cocked 5 deg to the right. They fixed that and then I drove back to work. But before I got out of the car I decided to see the report to see how close I was using the tape measure that I'd used to align with in the garage. It turns out that I had the left front tire closer to the spec range than they did after aligning it. What's more is that the left-rear toe was in spec before and now it's out. Also, the left-front caster, the left-rear camber and right-rear camber are all out of spec after the alignment. Also the parameters that are in spec are mostly "just-in" spec. They spent no time trying to put things in the center of the specified range.
I think I'll take it back a third time and insist that they put a different tech on it and that they get it right. Am I being to picky here?