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Old 04-12-2012, 11:06 PM   #1
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Default 65 mustang Alignment specs

I have seen them all over the place on caster. Im sure whats done to the car matters a bit. Im no expert on alignments so i need help. The car has 1in drop 620 coils, shelby upper control arm drop. I did the lower control arm kit that makes my 65 mustang adjustable by the lower control arm. Tires are some high performance summer tire, 225/55/16 i think.

I mostly use this as a driver but drive it hard. I hear keeping the camber to -3/4 max will keep me out of tire wear issues. And 1/8 toe in seems to be what most say. Caster i have seen all over the place some people say 0 to -.5, opentracker shows for performance/street using caster of +2 to +3. Some people say max caster.

So what would be an ideal street performance settings without much wear issue.

This is what im going off but the range seems pretty big what should i shoot for?
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Also car is manual steering with power steering quick ratio box if that matters
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You have manual steering, the more caster you have, the easier the car will come back to center after making a turn, and track forward. Too much and you'll bind the ball joints. I think either +2 or +3 will work as long as your camber and toe are set correctly. 0, +.5 is not enough caster for a manual steering, IMHO. +.75 camber is probably the max limit, and same with 1/8" toe. Remember, these cars are small, so a knats a$$ really makes a big difference and wider tires exaggerate the problem.
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You have manual steering, the more caster you have, the easier the car will come back to center after making a turn, and track forward. Too much and you'll bind the ball joints. I think either +2 or +3 will work as long as your camber and toe are set correctly. 0, +.5 is not enough caster for a manual steering, IMHO. +.75 camber is probably the max limit, and same with 1/8" toe. Remember, these cars are small, so a knats a$$ really makes a big difference and wider tires exaggerate the problem.
Do you mean -.75 camber?
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yes, i thought that's what I wrote. but yes
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Does the drop eliminate bump steer?
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