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Hello everyone.

In the process of fitting new front lower arms and replacing the bushes in the rear arms with Powerflex poly items.

I just wanted to know what everyone recons is the best settings for tracking the car.

After studying some of the other posts when reading up about what to do on my suspension I have come across several suggestion, some saying even that they have adjusted the rear so that it has no toe at all.

What does everyone think?

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Re: Tracking

i seem to remember there's figures on the alfaworkshop website but suspension geometry seems a bit of a black art. Ken (if he's not busy rebuilding his engine!) might be able to offer some words of wisdom...
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Re: Tracking

I'm using the figures as recommended by the Alfa workshop at the moment;
Front: Total toe -2.0mm (+/-1.0mm) (Toe-out)
Rear: Total toe +3.0mm (+/-1.0mm) (Toe-in)

The handling is good, but the only snag is that I am getting excess wear on the inside edge of the front tyres; I am therefore going to try -1.0mm total toe on the fronts, or perhaps zero/parallel.
As for the rear, I reckon you need to have some toe-in for stability, which you should get, as long as your rear suspension is sound.

I think that people blame the toe settings for rear end instability, when it's more likely to be worn bushes.

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Re: Tracking

Never had any probelms for first 3 years on rear tyres (36K) some uneven wear but border line MOT failure so changed em. Front ones however wore at 2 years on inside edge. Tracking was altered to zero parallel on front and two years on no feathering at all (They are Goodyear F1s if that helps (suprised at how quiet they are too)
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