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Old 03-23-2006, 03:40   #1 (permalink)
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Wheel Alignment ED Futura

Hi Ford fans,

Just a question about my ED's recent wheel alignment. When I drive straight, I have to have the steering wheel off centre to the right, when it centres itself, the car pulls severely to the left, is this right, I don't think so!! Have I been ripped by the tyre place?
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Re: Wheel Alignment ED Futura

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Hi Ford fans,

Just a question about my ED's recent wheel alignment. When I drive straight, I have to have the steering wheel off centre to the right, when it centres itself, the car pulls severely to the left, is this right, I don't think so!! Have I been ripped by the tyre place?
on a reasonably flat re youshould be able to release the wheel and travel pretty much straight ahead ,if your pulling one way or the other a lot then take it back .
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Re: Wheel Alignment ED Futura

The wheel should be centred!

Take it back, complain...etc etc etc

ALSO..supervise the correction. DO NOT under any circumstance permit them to remove and refit the steering wheel!

This is wrong!!!!! did i say wrong?


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Hi Ford fans,

Just a question about my ED's recent wheel alignment. When I drive straight, I have to have the steering wheel off centre to the right, when it centres itself, the car pulls severely to the left, is this right, I don't think so!! Have I been ripped by the tyre place?
Thats really dodgy by the sounds of it.
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Re: Wheel Alignment ED Futura

i believe its ever so slighty meant to go to the left...

if your car is lowered, get them to set the camber and toe to xr spec...
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Camber and castor is non adustable on these, unless you fit a camber kit, then you can only DECREASE the camber amount.

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Camber and castor is non adustable on these, unless you fit a camber kit, then you can only DECREASE the camber amount.

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caber will adjust if the wheel guy know his stuff with out a kit with in reason ( well my EL is anyway) its running .4 deg and .5 the other and steers perfectly straight . ( packers behind the control arm .)
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Re: Wheel Alignment ED Futura

I am assumingthat you are talking about packers behind the upper control arm!

This is exactly what a camber kit is about. The standard bolts in the upper control arm do not permit anymore than .5 mm packers. You MUST have 2mm of thread showing through the nuts inside the engine bay.
If you don't then your car is unroadworthy and UNSAFE!

The camber kit provides extra bolt length to ensure enough thread is engaged by the nuts.

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Re: Wheel Alignment ED Futura

I have just done alot of work to my ED S/W.
Fitted new rear leafs (std), also has camber/castor kit fitted for just in case it aint right. All the front suspension has been done as well.

Wheel alignment is a key issue now. Picking new alloys and tyres tomorrow, though I am unsure on who to see, as I feel some of these places can't do crap and relay on their experience to drive a computer to align the wheels.

Can anyone vouch for Bob Jane's for wheel align?
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