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Wheel Alignment Recommendations to Reduce Understeer
Posted by Roger (NAWC) (more from Roger (NAWC)) on Thu, 2 May 2019 09:32:21
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I just had my subframe bushings replaced (part of a clutch replacement job), which apparently affected the front alignment (some of the old bushings were pretty worn). The shop (not a Saab shop) did a fairly half-assed toe-and-go alignment.
I always thought the 9-5 had too much understeer, so I thought I'd get a proper alignment and try to reduce some of the understeer. It's a 2008 9-5 SportCombi (not Aero). The clutch shop's readings are below. I'm not sure how they measured ride height (no doubt whatever the computer said), but it says it's about 10mm better than my tape measure.
(inch measurements are theirs; metric are my conversion)
Camber: L -1*34' R -1*40'
Toe: L 1/16" (1.6mm) R 3/32" (2.4mm) Total 5/32" (4.0mm)
Camber: L -5*26' R -1*31'
Toe: L -3/16" (-4.8mm) R 1/32" (0.8mm) Total -5/32" (-4.0mm)
Ride Height: Front 617mm Rear 610mm
I'm not going to autocross the car or anything; I'd just like to reduce the understeer.
Thanks in advance.
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