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I've been looking online and have come across a couple different camber gauges. Option 1 Option 2 I'm just wondering if these things are any good. Considering these things are

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Old 10-22-2012, 09:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been looking online and have come across a couple different camber gauges.

Option 1

Option 2

I'm just wondering if these things are any good. Considering these things are between $200-$300, this seems like a cheaper alternative than taking the Z to shop every time I need an alignment change/check.
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Seems good but whenever you mess with your camber it'll change the toe along with it.
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Seems good but whenever you mess with your camber it'll change the toe along with it.
Yeah but toe plates are easy to make out of flat sheets of metal at home. Its the camber gauges that are difficult to easily duplicate at home.
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I've thought about picking up that longacre caster/camber gauge and learning to do string alignments. I'm curious to hear how it goes if you do it.
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sweet! Good find. Ill need this since I need to adjust my fronts to -5 degrees for drifting then back for daily driving
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I've thought about picking up that longacre caster/camber gauge and learning to do string alignments. I'm curious to hear how it goes if you do it.
Probably going to go down this road since I don't feel like paying a shop to do it. Just don't expect any feedback until next spring. The Z is probably going into hibernation soon with winter coming and all.

fwiw a local SCCA guy has a "bubble" style Longacre gauge and says it's good quality.
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you can also save a few bucks and get one that is just magnetic without adapters...... you can just put it on the rotor...
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