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EM Alignment Specs w/Radial Tires
Posted by: MonzaJPD61 ()
Date: March 12, 2018 03:45AM

If the factory specs aren't ideal for EM on radials, what should the new targets be for Front and Rear (street/highway use)?

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Re: EM Alignment Specs w/Radial Tires
Posted by: JerryM ()
Date: March 12, 2018 05:10AM

What's the tire size?

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Re: EM Alignment Specs w/Radial Tires
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: March 12, 2018 06:17AM

I had my '64 Spyder aligned by a local shop that does alignments for most of the local vintage car clubs. This is what they recommended and did for radial tires:

Front:
Camber -0.1 deg
Caster +3.8 deg
Toe +0.15 deg (total toe +0.30 deg)

Rear:
Toe: Zero deg (actually best they could get was -0.07 left and +0.1 right = total toe was +0.04 deg, as you know the adjust-ability is limited on EM cars)

Thrust angle: -0.09 deg

I am running the Maxxis 13" radial tires on KH wire wheels. My understanding is the offset of the KH wheels, even on the adapters, puts the tires in the exact position of the steel wheels.

Hope this helps. The car drives straight as an arrow.

Nick
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/12/2018 06:18AM by Nickshu.

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Re: EM Alignment Specs w/Radial Tires
Posted by: MonzaJPD61 ()
Date: March 12, 2018 10:02AM

My tires are 185/80R13

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Re: EM Alignment Specs w/Radial Tires
Posted by: MonzaJPD61 ()
Date: March 12, 2018 10:17AM

I should have said, 185/80R13 on original steel wheels.

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Re: EM Alignment Specs w/Radial Tires
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 12, 2018 10:20AM

makes no difference..





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