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Old 11-29-2012, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Kilgore Trout View Post
Sadly, that is not high in Los Angeles. Pacific BMW, who sold me my E91, charges $319 for an alignment.

Qualifier: High for an Indy. BMW does have the best equipment and requisite weights.

For OP:
  • PDF on BMW Kinematics
  • Check your camber. Using an aluminum extruded 1/2" channel available @ any Ace Hardware, insert iPhone or Android and, using a free carpenter's level program, measure camber to 0.1 resolution. Using a bubble level, calibrate your phone. Then after inserting phone, hold the extrusion vertically according to a plumb bob, extrusion against the metal wheel.

Viola! Do your front tire measurements match? Post here!

Rears? Post here!

Now about toe....toe plates aren't bad for shadetree mech.

Best done an an exactly level surface. You'd be surprised how uneven a garage floor can be. Google water levels and linoleum tiles....

Ready for ride height measurement?

Or would you rather have an Indy take care of the whole deal?


Last edited by CALWATERBOY; 11-29-2012 at 06:07 PM.
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