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Old 06-23-2013, 02:18 PM   #1
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Another alignment question

Going to take my W20 to the shop next week and let the alignment "gorilla" have his way with it. It drives OK but wants to wander a little. From what I read on the forum, the caster needs to be 5 deg. Does the wheel base come into play with this setting. My wheelbase is 190",short!! Does the left and right set the same? Some vehicles have a little less on the left side. Thanks, Tony
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:22 AM   #2
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I can't say for sure that length makes a difference, but would guess it makes little if any. My alignment was set at 5.5 and 6.0, left and right. I am very happy with the results. Now the coach "wants to go straight", rather than the small wandering before. I have also added a track bar, Tru-Center and Koni's which all helped noticeably, especially with semi passing and cross winds.

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Old 06-24-2013, 07:32 AM   #3
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Length makes no diferance and setting the caster between 5&6 degrees is probably the best thing you can do. On my drag car I set the caster at 9 degrees and at 135mph you could let go of the steering wheel if you had the nerve to do so. I didn't but you probably could.
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I found another shop here in Greenville that uses computer alignment.(no Gorilla) They just called and said they had it set at 5.1L& 5.4R. They were going to test drive to see if it needs more. I think I'm going to like this shop. Tony
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Some times you have to think out of the box.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:45 AM   #6
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Thanks everone for your input. I picked up the MH after the computer alignment. He gave me a before and after print out. I was joking when I said a Gorilla had done the job last time but I was right!!! It drives great now. He had eight car carriers lined up to align, but slipped my little MH in. I would reccommend "Dunk Pye Trucking" to anyone!! Tony
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