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Old 07-31-2019, 11:27 AM   #1
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So I replaced some worn the rod ends and to no surprise my passenger tire is worn down on the inside after a short while guess I Did not get the rod adjusted back in as well as I thought soooo doot dah dooo
Any one know how to alighn the toe in on a bus? the local international place won't be able to get at it for another week and they want $200 bucks for an alignment job which ain't bad I'm sure .still I think I can do it myself with a string and tape measure but never done it
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Old 07-31-2019, 02:02 PM   #2
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Put a piece of masking tape on the rear side of each front tire. Right on the tread in the center. Mark an X on each. Measure X to X. Drive one half tire revolution and remeasure. Ta-dahhh.
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Put a piece of masking tape on the rear side of each front tire. Right on the tread in the center. Mark an X on each. Measure X to X. Drive one half tire revolution and remeasure. Ta-dahhh.
But how do you know which side is out?
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:20 PM   #5
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Put a piece of masking tape on the rear side of each front tire. Right on the tread in the center. Mark an X on each. Measure X to X. Drive one half tire revolution and remeasure. Ta-dahhh.
Sounds like a fine way to measure so does any one know how much toe in shoukd be at the front compared to the back of the wheel ?
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Old 07-31-2019, 05:18 PM   #6
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Sounds like a fine way to measure so does any one know how much toe in shoukd be at the front compared to the back of the wheel ?
Should be able to look up alignment specs, but generally 1/8" toe in( 1/8 difference with front being less) on a full size chassis
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Put a piece of masking tape on the rear side of each front tire. Right on the tread in the center. Mark an X on each. Measure X to X. Drive one half tire revolution and remeasure. Ta-dahhh.
start with your steering wheel locked in dead center, then adjust your wheels so they are both heading straight forward, then create your tow-in from there - if your steering wheel isn't dead center when your toe-in and alignment are done, your rig will continue to pull to one side or the other and continue to wear the tire(s)
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:38 PM   #8
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Should be able to look up alignment specs, but generally 1/8" toe in( 1/8 difference with front being less) on a full size chassis
Thanks hadn't found anything on it yet
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start with your steering wheel locked in dead center, then adjust your wheels so they are both heading straight forward, then create your tow-in from there - if your steering wheel isn't dead center when your toe-in and alignment are done, your rig will continue to pull to one side or the other and continue to wear the tire(s)
Ok thank you
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:40 PM   #10
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Well she was about an in. Toed out so we'll see how good I did lining her up next trip
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