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    ok ta, my original camber was close to -1deg both sides. this saw the inside scrub out big time on the OEM tyres. mind you got 36k out them but they were stuffed.
    Currently set at -0.25deg both sides, just gotta get the toe correct.

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    I’ve forgotten the centring procedure, but have read it on a Ford forum for modern Falcons before. A standard thing to do, just a case of turning a couple of rods the same number of turns on both sides of the car and tightening them up again. When I’ve had a misaligned steering wheel in the past ( misaligned from a previous alignment, it’s typically been fixed at the next one with or without my asking.

    Sounds bizarre to tell you a correct wheel alignment only gives you the option to have a crooked steering wheel. Do you think the guy was just being difficult? Annoyed over something perhaps?

    It’s normal for the XR8s to wear out the insides first. It’s not Dunlop dependent, and Sprint suspension is very different ( as well covered in this forum).

    There is plenty of leeway to align to owners taste or driving style, either for tyre wear or for performance.
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    No he's a good mechanic and has done work for me in the past. It does sound strange that aligned to spec sees the wheel off centre.
    I'll talk to him re the info you've mentioned.

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    Aligned to spec is a given, doesn't mean that your wheel is aligned straight mind you.
    This has been the norm for as long as I have known, hence after test drive if wheel not straight they can centre the wheel without effecting the alignment done in the first place.
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    So the only adjustment is via the tie rods, if you centre the steering wheel using the tie rods again isn't it going to affect the toe?

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    Because you are just sliding it on the rack...

    I set mine at home according to tyre wear only, always have.

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    RedM, has it been corrected ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTe217 View Post
    RedM, has it been corrected ?
    Yes, -0.5mm both sides, total toe -1mm. Only took it or a short drive yesterday and wheel is centre with no noticeable pull. Heading out on the WE for a longer spin, so we'll see how it goes then.

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