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Old 06-25-2012, 11:51 AM
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Re: Factory alignment settings

I'll have to dig through my notes for the 4X4 specs. There are quite a few different prefs depending on which suspension package the vehicle has as well. Most of my experimenting has been on 2wd models. Found a good spot on mine (decreased quite a bit of caster) and it drives great in my opinion. Tires have been on there for appx 40K and not showing a single scratch.
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:08 PM
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Re: Factory alignment settings

That's interesting that you would decrease caster. A few posters have noted that the WK2 doesn't track as well as they'd like, and I figured increasing caster would solve that issue for them. Also, how does higher caster lead to tire wear?
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:35 PM
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Re: Factory alignment settings

I dropped appx 1 degree of caster (per Hunter Engineering specs). Decreased camber to .50 degrees all the way around. Toe is pretty much factory spec. I chose this setup due to the fact I'm on mostly straight/flat highway daily and I'm normally the only occupant. A few twisties near my house, but nothing major. Still zips right through them. Again, this is for a 2WD V6. If you would like the specifics, I'd be glad to post them up when I leave work today.

Offset specs left to right.... weight compensation. Alot of vehicles are assumed to be carrying full passenger payload 24/7. Per WK2 specs, it appears they used their noodle and used a setup for driver only. However, I havent heard any conformation as to favorable payload vs alignment specs.
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:17 PM
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Re: Factory alignment settings

More interesting information. I've been a Ford guy for years and the coupes that I've owned were always balanced side to side with a driver by offsetting the engine about an inch to the passenger side.

I'd certainly like to see what recommendations that you have had good experience with. Mine is AWD with the Q-lift.
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:27 PM
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Re: Factory alignment settings

As I've mentioned, the 2WD is pretty much the only one I've had available to experiment on. I will dig up some notes on the QL's I have done for ya though.
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Re: Factory alignment settings

Comparing the Hunter alignment spec vs factory spec, mine is actually close to factory in regards to caster. On my particular vehicle (11' WK2 2WD V6), Hunter was suggesting appx 7.25 degrees of positive caster. I did decide to tweak the camber on the front and rear though. Didn't want it too negative. Regardless, here are my current measurements.

Left Front Caster: +4.65 Right Front Caster: +5.0
Left Front Camber: -0.25 Right Front Camber: -0.25
Left Front Toe: +0.08 Right Front Toe: +0.08

Left Rear Camber: -0.5 Right Rear Camber: -0.5
Left Rear Toe: +0.10 Right Rear Toe: +0.10
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:12 AM
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Re: Factory alignment settings

I appreciate that Ratchet. Thanks.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:13 AM
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Re: Factory alignment settings

You're certainly welcome. If I can get a 4X4 QL to tinker with, I'll be glad to share what specs we settle on.
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