We put this together back in 2011 and it is still one of the most popular posts. We have added some updates and are reposting for your benefit.
Take a look and feel free to send additional questions to EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org – Subject for QuickTrickApedia. Your question will be posted with an answer here on this page.
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FAQ’S – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DOES THE QT SYSTEM BENEFIT OR HELP ME?
Our systems were designed for the D.I.Y. or weekend racer so that the Enthusiast does not have to rely on someone else or someone else’s time schedule. From our own experience, we found it most irritating to load a car on a trailer or roll back and tow it halfway across town only to be told, “We have customers ahead of you.” Even after making an appointment. Allowing the DIY person the ability to check their own alignment is one less expense and less trips to the “Fix It” Garage.
HOW DOES THE QT SYSTEM SAVE ME MONEY?
According to Cost Helper (Cost HELPER),The price of just one alignment can range anywhere from $30 to as much as $850, depending on the make and model and who you are dealing with. The average car owner will get an alignment every 10,000 miles or (recommended by some) at least once a year. While we do not recommend, you go against your manufacturers recommendations, we do advise that you have the knowledge to know when an alignment is needed. You will always have that knowledge with the QT alignment system. If the average car life is 5 – 10 years, the QT could potentially save you anywhere from $350 – $8500. Those figures represent just one car. It is difficult to approximate the total value when you consider multiple cars in a household plus family and friends.
CAN THIS GAUGE BE USED ON BOTH FRONT AND REAR?
Yes! The QT Camber and Toe Alignment Systems will work on any front or rear wheel drive vehicle. We have a variety of sizes available to meet your specific needs for fleet management, racing, DIY home care and more.
THE SYSTEM LOOKS SO SIMPLE, DOES IT REALLY WORK?
YES, Checking your alignment is not rocket science. Although our system does not look like an $80,000.00 alignment machine, you can achieve the same results in a fraction of the time and cost.
HOW QUICKLY DO YOU SHIP?
After payment is received, we will ship out your QT within 24 hours. Orders received by 1:00 pm CST will be shipped the same day on Monday through Fridays. The ship times for international are the same for departure; expect delivery within 5-10 days, depending on customs at the origin Country.
I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT ALIGNMENTS DO YOU OFFER ANY SUPPORT AFTER THE SALE?
YES, We offer full support staff that can answer any questions you may have with a response time of 1 – 24 hours maximum.
DO YOU GUARANTEE YOUR PRODUCTS
YES! We are so confident this will be the most accurate, easy to use alignment system for home use that we offer a full refund within 15 days of purchase with the return of the undamaged product using an RA# that can be received when requested via email to email@example.com
DO ALIGNMENTS HAVE TO BE PERFORMED ON A PERFECTLY LEVEL SURFACE?
NO, Our Camber Gauge features a calibration button to zero that will level and compensate for any unlevel surface.
DO I NEED SPECIAL TRAINING TO CHECK MY ALIGNMENT OR ADJUST IT?
NO AND YES! Special training is not needed to check your alignment. If you know the spec’s of your vehicle, checking your alignment can be performed in less than 5 minutes. As far as adjusting your alignment, this differs from one manufacturer to another, but again, we can offer suggestions and tips on any vehicle depending on the outcome you are looking to achieve.
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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SET UP?
The toe system can be set up and checked in less than 2 minutes. The front and rear camber will take about 5 minutes. Both of our systems (and the deluxe complete package) come with simple and easy to understand instructions.
HOW ACCURATE ARE YOUR GAUGES?
The camber system is accurate to within .001 of 1 degree. The toe system is as accurate as you read the tape measure. After checking the alignment on some of our vehicles, we have had them rechecked on various high value machines and found our gauges to be within 0.003 degrees on camber and 1/64 of an inch on toe.
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|Suspension adjustment||Affect on vehicle balance, extreme useable adjustment limit||Symptom of TOO MUCH adjustment|
|Front spring rate increase||More understeer||Terminal understeer, front of car hops in corners, excess wheelspin in FWD car|
|Front spring rate decrease||Less understeer||Too much oversteer, oversteer then understeer if spring is so soft that the car bottoms under lean, car bottom excessively with a jolting ride|
|Rear spring rate increase.||More oversteer||Too much oversteer, hop in corners, twitchy|
|Rear spring rate decrease||Less oversteer||Car understeers, if way to soft car understeers then oversteers as car bottoms out under lean, car bottoms out excessively with a jolting ride|
|Front antisway bar stiffer||More understeer||Terminal understeer, Lifts inside front tire off the ground which can cause massive wheelspin, also not good for most effective tire usage as inside wheel is now doing nothing|
|Front antisway bar softer||Less understeer||Oversteer|
|Rear antisway bar stiffer||More oversteer||Big time oversteer, Can cause the inside rear tie to lift off the ground which is not too bad on a FWD car. On Classics, if this happens while trail braking into a turn, the abs can shut the brakes down which can be a bit scary|
|Rear antisway bar softer||Less oversteer||understeer|
|Front tire pressure higher||Less understeer
Except with BFG R-1 tires. They will grip less and understeer more if the pressures are increased within a reasonable amount.
|No traction as tire is crowned so more understeer, bad wheel spin, jarring ride, center of tires wear out|
|Front tire pressure lower||More understeer
Except with BFG R-1 tires. They will grip more and understeer less if the pressures are decreased within a reasonable amount.
|Edges of tires wear quickly because tire is folding over, feels mushy, tires chunk because low pressure means more heat build up|
|Rear tire pressures higher||Less oversteer
Except with BFG R-1 tires. They will grip less and oversteer more if the pressures are increased within a reasonable amount.
|No traction as tire is crowned so more oversteer, bad wheel spin on RWD cars, jarring ride, center of tire wears out|
|Rear tire pressures lower||More oversteer
Except with BFG R-1 tires.
They will grip more and oversteer less if the pressures are decreased within a reasonable amount.
|Edges of tires wear quickly because tire is folding over and cupping upward, feels loose in back, tires chunk because low pressure means more heat build up|
|More negative camber on front wheels||Less understeer/ -3 degrees||Poor braking, car is road crown sensitive, twitchy, tires wear out on the inside edge|
|Positive camber on front wheels||More understeer, a little can make the tires last a little longer||Poor braking, car is road crown sensitive, twitchy, tires wear out on the outside edge You almost never want to have positive camber unless you are a dweeb|
|More negative camber on rear wheels||Less oversteer, more rear grip, less breakaway warning when limit is exceeded/-3 degrees||More oversteer, car feels twitchy in back, tires wear out on inside edge|
|More positive camber at rear||More oversteer, more forgiving at limit||Car feels twitchy in the back, tires wear out on outside edge|
|Ride height to low, rice boy style||Car twitchy with unpredictable dynamics, don’t race on when you see it because they will crash, taking you out||Everything that could possibly be wrong, sudden over or understeer, twitchy due to bumpsteer|
|Toe-in front||Car is stable while going straight. Turn in is average/1/8-inch total toe-in||Car has slow twitchiness under braking, feels odd, kills the outside edge of tires|
|Toe-in rear||car is less likely to suddenly oversteer when throttle is lifted/1/8-inch total toe-in||Weird slow rocking movement in back, feels slow but still unstable, wears the outside edge of tires|
|Toe-out front||Car turns in well, works pretty good in FWD cars as they tend to toe-in under load/1/4-inch total toe out||Car is real twitchy under braking, car is very road crown sensitive, car wanders on straight road, kills inside edge of tires.|
|Toe-out rear||Helps the car rotate, useful on tight low speed courses and slalom events/1/8-inch total toe out||Not too good for street driving, causes lift throttle oversteer, car makes violent side to side rocking motions in rear, tires wear more on insides|
|Positive front caster||Helps both stability, steady state cornering and turn in because the suspension will get more negative camber when the wheel is turned/ 6-7 degrees positive, negative caster is not useable||Can increase understeer, especially in cars with wide, low profile tires due to a non-linear increase in corner weight. Increases steering effort, SE-R’s are not easily modified to make this adjustable, FWD cars can see an increase of torque steer with excessive positive caster|