General Question regarding Body and Chassis.

  • 2010 FORD F-150
  • 45,000 MILES

General Question regarding Body and Chassis Alignment including Front Suspension and Rear Suspension Alignment.
Even when systems are not aligned at manufacturer's plant, equipment is used to set "tracking" with camber in rear, caster, camber, and toe with front.
My question - "Is this always effective?"
I still see new vehicles that do not track well.
Front left wheel is outboard of left rear wheel, right front is inboard of right rear.
Is this a problem?
Does the industry have a recommended standard "position" (alignment) for front and rear wheels?
Is their an optimum for vehicle performance, mileage, handling, tire wear, etc,
At what point is fuel economy impacted? And last
Which manufacturer has best wheel alignments? Least repair? Etc,
Your thoughts please.
Thank you

Sunday, November 18th, 2012 AT 5:53 PM

1 Reply

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Manufactures specs are optimum settings for all your concerns. You see the wrong trac means someone needs an alignment or the shop did not care and did an incorrect alignment


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Sunday, November 18th, 2012 AT 6:43 PM

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