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4 Wheel Alignment settings needed
« on: 28 April 2019, 19:47:18 »

I am just about to book the Omega 2.2i 2003 in for a 4 wheel alignment and would like to take the correct setting with me so I can double check they are correct. I was going to have it done a while back but never got around to it. I have never had one done before.

Has any one got the list or printout of all the correct settings please?

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Re: 4 Wheel Alignment settings needed
« Reply #1 on: 28 April 2019, 20:03:01 »

Rear Toe and Camber will be a compromise, but Thrust angle MUST be zero.

Front, Toe is +003"
Camber should be - 110"

No ifs or buts :y

If they claim that they can't then achieve these settings take it somewhere that can/will. :y
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Re: 4 Wheel Alignment settings needed
« Reply #2 on: 29 April 2019, 12:34:07 »

Rear Toe and Camber will be a compromise, but Thrust angle MUST be zero.

Front, Toe is +003"
Camber should be - 110"

No ifs or buts :y

If they claim that they can't then achieve these settings take it somewhere that can/will. :y

What are the rear settings or are they identical to the front?
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Re: 4 Wheel Alignment settings needed
« Reply #3 on: 29 April 2019, 12:44:14 »

The rear settings vary car to car as they have a single adjustment that does both camber and track. But it is fundamentally critical that the thrust angle is zero :y
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Re: 4 Wheel Alignment settings needed
« Reply #4 on: 29 April 2019, 12:46:28 »

The rear settings vary car to car as they have a single adjustment that does both camber and track. But it is fundamentally critical that the thrust angle is zero :y

Thanks Al.  :y :y
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Re: 4 Wheel Alignment settings needed
« Reply #5 on: 29 April 2019, 12:55:57 »

Slight correction, front toe should be negative, that's to say it should toe 'in'.

Rear camber will be around -3 and rear toe around -005" iirc but have seen figures up and down from both :y
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Re: 4 Wheel Alignment settings needed
« Reply #6 on: 29 April 2019, 13:00:15 »

For the rear, the toe is more critical than the camber.  If the camber is miles out, something is bent, and probably needs replacing.

As DG says, thrust angle must be 0'00


Front toe, mine tends to be set as per book, front camber at "almost" WIM settings, and castor adjusted every time in line with my complaints about the car.
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Re: 4 Wheel Alignment settings needed
« Reply #7 on: 30 April 2019, 09:34:02 »

Anyone in Bristol tried these before http://www.fcmwheelalignment.co.uk/# and are they any good?
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Re: 4 Wheel Alignment settings needed
« Reply #8 on: 13 May 2019, 16:12:27 »

I am going to take mine in for a full alignment check.

As I know very little about this science and am a little confused by the figures shown above, in one post what are the figures please that I can give to the garage?

Many thanks :-* :y
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Re: 4 Wheel Alignment settings needed
« Reply #9 on: 13 May 2019, 16:36:16 »

See above...
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Re: 4 Wheel Alignment settings needed
« Reply #10 on: 13 May 2019, 17:09:06 »

Anyone in Bristol tried these before http://www.fcmwheelalignment.co.uk/# and are they any good?

Yes I took my Omega there a few years ago and they seemed to know what they were doing.  :y
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Re: 4 Wheel Alignment settings needed
« Reply #11 on: 13 May 2019, 17:21:25 »

See above...

Yes, but you state very helpfully in reply #1 a set of figures, but then in post #5 you apply a correction, which I do not understand.

When I speak to the garage I want to know precisely what to say as I know nothing about these figures ;)
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Re: 4 Wheel Alignment settings needed
« Reply #12 on: 13 May 2019, 17:59:09 »

https://images.app.goo.gl/ZYc9gxHDXKvQqP3t5

The correction was a grammatical mistake on my part :-[

Toe in and positive toe are one and the same... Ergo my first post was correct :y
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Re: 4 Wheel Alignment settings needed
« Reply #13 on: 13 May 2019, 18:06:21 »

https://images.app.goo.gl/ZYc9gxHDXKvQqP3t5

The correction was a grammatical mistake on my part :-[

Toe in and positive toe are one and the same... Ergo my first post was correct :y

Ah, now I understand.  Thanks DG :-* :y

I'll quote your reply #1 to my garage :y :y
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Re: 4 Wheel Alignment settings needed
« Reply #14 on: 15 May 2019, 08:29:34 »

Anyone in Bristol tried these before http://www.fcmwheelalignment.co.uk/# and are they any good?

Yes I took my Omega there a few years ago and they seemed to know what they were doing.  :y

Sounds good. Mine is booked in for next week.  :y
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