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Old 09-29-2009, 10:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Reading an Alignment printout.

Hey guys, I feel like I'm a noob by asking this, especially because Alignment specs made sense to me prior to this printout.

Background: got an alignment at the dealer. While the car seems better aligned, is it just me or is my car not in the specified range for some of the alignment numbers?

I've attached the printout they gave me, but here's my question

My Left Front Corner:
Camber -.3 actual -1.2 specified .3 range

Now correct me if I'm wrong, but if my camber is -.3, it's not within the specified specs right? The specified is -1.2, and the range is .3, so it would mean that to be in spec, my alignment needs to be -.9 or -1.5 correct?

I guess the printout doesn't make sense to me, because most of the actual AFTER specs are not within the specified range.
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Attachment missing...

What year is your Foz? Hunter manual states 03~06 Forester camber in front should be -0.42 which would put your vehicle pretty close to spot on. My copy of the Hunter is a tad old.
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check again, attachment should be there now. It's an 08
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Now correct me if I'm wrong, but if my camber is -.3, it's not within the specified specs right? The specified is -1.2, and the range is .3, so it would mean that to be in spec, my alignment needs to be -.9 or -1.5 correct?
you are reading the sheet a little too literally... it is "specified range" not specified and range

the specified range is from -1.2 to +.3.... anything in the middle is ok.

+.3 is the high side of the allowable spec and -1.2 is the low side.

at -.3 you are inside that window and therefore within spec
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