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Join Date: Oct 2006
Re: Alfa 147 Tyre Wear
Have yet to check/adjust the tracking on my 147, but have had reasonable results using very basic methods on numerous vehicles in the past. 1.Use a scrubbing board to check the tracking, I've always gone for parallel adjustment on front wheel drive cars.
2. I have jacked the car, put it on ramps, then used 2 1/4" dia welding rods, x2 hex nuts to allow the rods to slide in and out, half way up the wheel inner rims, making sure with the rods held firmly together, that the contact distance on the rims is the same front and rear. Make sure the exposed threads on the track control arms are the same, use vernier, or count the threads, get this right first, then adjust each rod until paralell measurement is equal on the rims front and rear.Then lower car onto terra firma, wheels straight ahead, steering wheel spokes aligned, builders line touching all 4 tyres,looking down on the line, check rear wheel tracking, may need to borrow castor/camber gauge for the rear wheels final adjustment.Ackermann Principle? Bet this advice comes under Laser attack from the experts out there!!!!!