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Old 01-20-2019, 10:05 PM   #1
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Default DIY Alignment tools.

Anyone have experience with these DIY alignment tools?

https://amzn.to/2W13zbz

Only good for a 2 wheel alignment, but that's all the sprinter needs usually. 210$ is not much more than a 2-3 alignments (or 1 at the dealer!).

A level surface is needed, but for slight off-level driveways, you can measure the ground and adjust your camber reading accordingly. I am thinking I might pick one up.

One caveat is that sidewalls taller than 7.5" would require a riser block under the jig to measure toe.
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:36 PM   #2
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Default Re: DIY Alignment tools.

I've done my own alignments on race cars for many many years. The quality of alignments, more so than a lot of other things, comes down to the skill of the person performing them more than anything. If you are good at it (and I am) and are a perfectionist (and I am), then the results can be very good.
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:21 PM   #3
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Default Re: DIY Alignment tools.

Well I ended up ordering one for the 4x4 conversion setup. Should give it a go this weekend.
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Old 02-17-2020, 01:58 PM   #4
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Default Re: DIY Alignment tools.

Used the tool on saturday. Its a bit fiddly to get setup the first time. I think gluing some small magnets to the contact points (for steel wheels) would be helpful. For tires larger than 265/70 you may need a pair of wood blocks to elevate the the plates enough to make contact with the wheel. Otherwise it worked fine, and I had no issue getting the toe plus/minus 1/32" in a few minutes.
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