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> Following the argument that the rubber components in the suspension distort
> when the car is loaded, car A will have a different alignment when driven,
> whereas any change in the alignment of car B will be much smaller, perhaps
> very close to no change.
> Could this be why car A doesn't bite but car B does?
> May be there are valid reasons behind the Audi specifications after all. Of
> course the one thing that we can't do is to drive car A without adding a
> drivers weight and see if it bites - telekinesis anybody?
Unfortunately, Audi has no way of knowing what the final alignment will be
when their method is used -- like I said, if the car is aligned in unladen
form, then a 110-pound driver gets a different alignment than a 240-pound
driver -- and it seems very unlikely (to me, anyway) that adding a random
variable to the equation would solve a problem instead of creating one.