[ROVERNET - UK] Front end alignment
vmitps at netspace.net.au
Mon May 26 08:19:33 BST 2008
What are you trying to adjust?
Toe-in is set by turning the track-rod on the firewall, above the antiroll
Note the lefthand end has a lefthand thread, for the locknut. Rotating the
bar Forward increases toe-out.
Theoretically camber and castor are not adjustable, but if you put rose
joints in the lower rear arms you can; camber is also settable by shims
under the top arm mounting bolts that go through the firewall. Not Rover
spec, but it works nicely.
I had a normal shop set the TC up with +1 castor and -1 camber. It handles
well but the steering is too heavy due to the increased trail.
I would go for +.5 castor next time.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven Dibdin" <sdibdin at hotmail.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Monday, May 26, 2008 9:11 AM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Front end alignment
> Hi All,
> 2 quick questions:
>  How do you get your front tracking sorted? I'm a little concerned
> about anding my 2000TC to a regular garage to do the work, but would
> welcome other suggestions.
>  I think I have the earlier set up with the hexagonal bar along the
> back of the engine compartment. Now this means I can only adjust the right
> hand side wheel for tracking. I may have missed the left adjuster as I
> only took a brief look. But I couldn't see any mention in the manual of a
> second left side adjuster. Does anyone know where I should look? Up inside
> the wing?
> If I decide to do the work my slef I could work out th egeometry and lay
> it out on the garage floor and walls, but if there is an easier way I
> would love to know.
> Thanks for any help in advance,
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