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Re: alignments and the freinds who love them

	Thanks  Sounds like that answers the tire wear part of toe.

	Todd Phenneger
	With an Upset sister who just Rolled her 97' Jetta.  :-(

On Sun, 16 May 1999, Bernard Littau wrote:

> >>2: Is 0 deg of toe the best for tire wear(only) or is there something I
> >>  am not thinking about?
> >
> > I dont know about the tire wear but I suspect your right.
> I am coming into this discussion in the middle, so this may be out of
> context, but 0 degree toe when you adjust the front end is not usually
> correct.
> The goal is to have 0 degrees of toe when the car in moving in its most
> nominal condition.  This is usually at speed, straight ahead.  There is some
> flex in the steering and adjustment system, so that under forward motion,
> things flex back, or out, a bit.  This is why a correct alignment has toe in
> of a few degrees, to pre-load the system so it is a 0 degrees toe when it is
> moving.
> If you change the types of wheels, especially the offset, you alter the
> force curve that causes the flex in the steering system, and you need a new
> static toe in value to get your 0 degrees toe at speed.
> Best,
> Bernard Littau
> Woodinville, WA
> '88 5kcstq