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can we put a sticky somewhere that has the generally accepted best alignment for SR's to get rid of sidehop and abnormal tirewear<p>what is everyone going with now
 

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Is that a "no"? <p>From what I've read, the zero toe on the rear is what's important. I don't know anything about alignments though. I'm about to head back to Sandberg Volvo and ask them to redo the alignment as I now have the excitemtn of side hop.
 

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There is an alignment thread, about a newly released spec sheet for the R's as of 12/05/08. You should be able to find it via the Google Search.<p>I have to have an alignment myself and I only trust Volvo to do it. But I don't really "trust" Volvo to do it, since many guys have had them set the car up the wrong way. If it's an update spec, shouldn't all Volvo dealers be using this for the alignments at this point?
 

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Basically you want the rear toe as close to 0 as your dealer will set it.
 

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Re: alignment consensus (ClemsonS60R)

From Volvo NA:<p>Updated R Alignment Specs as of 12-1-2008<p>NOTE: THIS DOCUMENT SUPERSEDES SERVICE BULLETIN 60-5500 DATED 11-2007.<p>New toe values have been added. The check value is used when measuring (checking) wheel angles. When adjusting, use the adjustment value, however, if the value is within the check value, adjustment is not necessary.<p>Camber Measurement per Side<br>Front / Rear<br>Degrees Degree minutes / Degrees Degree minutes<br>-0.5° ± 0.9° -30' ± 54' / 0.13° ± 1.0° 7' 48'' ± 60'<p>Caster Measurement per Side<br>Front / Variation (Right/Left)<br>Degrees Degree minutes / Degrees Degree minutes<br>4.0° ± 1 ° 4.0° ± 60' 0° / ±0.25° 0' ± 15'<p>Toe Measurement Across both Wheels<br>Control Value / Adjust Value<br>Degrees Degree minutes / Degrees Degree minutes<br>0.1° ± 0.1° 6' ± 6' / 0.16° ±0.2° 9' 36'' ± 12'<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>adykes</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Basically you want the rear toe as close to 0 as your dealer will set it. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Or, go to a race/tuning shop where they'll set it to what you specify without the backchat that sometimes occurs at the dealer. Plus, you get to watch 'em do it and maybe learn a few things along the way.<br>
 

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Re: alignment consensus (dradernh)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dradernh</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Or, go to a race/tuning shop where they'll set it to what you specify without the backchat that sometimes occurs at the dealer. Plus, you get to watch 'em do it and maybe learn a few things along the way.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>My dealer has never had a problem doing it, you just need to be specific with them, no questions asked.
 

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Re: alignment consensus (adykes)

imo, 0 rear toe is but a band-aid. I've had better results with the standard settings and a <i>good</i> thrust-angle alignment. You're trading off something for that 0 rear toe's lower amount of track change under compression.
 

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Re: alignment consensus (S60R1)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>S60R1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Track sway bars.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>+1 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Because I finally understand why they help sidehop. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p>
 

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Re: alignment consensus (S60R1)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>S60R1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Track sway bars.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>+2
 

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Re: alignment consensus (adykes)

I just put on my summer tires...and the shop I go to had no issues setting the rear toe to 0'...or as close to 0' as it would go; not sure without looking what the exact setting is...
 
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