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TR4A IRS Alignment

To: triumphs@Autox.Team.Net
Subject: TR4A IRS Alignment
From: Jim Jones <>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 22:06:42 -0500
Since I am active duty military, I took the TR4A IRS into the local craft
shop for a four wheel alignment.  They have a nice Hunter alignment machine
and seem to do a good job.  However the wheels, as you know have a toed in
camber attitude after the car is jacked up.  My experience is that it has
to roll a ways before staightening out.  No amount of bouncing would cause
the slide plates to move enough to let the wheels straighten out.  This was
the rear wheels.  This precluded a four wheel alignment, but they tried for
just the front wheels.
The Hunter book readings said that I had to add anything from 1/2 to 13/16
of thickness to my shims.  This is not possible as the bolts aren't that
long.  Even the mechanic thought that was a little excessive. So I had to
settle for adjustment of the toe in on the front wheels.
What's wrong and how can I fix it.

Jim Jones
67 tr4A IRS

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