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DIY Wheel Alignment Made Easy: A Quick Trick Guide using NEW 5th Gen QuickTrick QuickString – 4-Wheel Alignment

Howdy Folks!

If you’ve been following my recent automotive adventures, you know I’ve been tinkering a lot with the suspension on my ’92 Fox body coup. From installing a full air ride suspension to fitting a bump steer kit in the front end to tackle that notorious bumpster, I’ve been diving deep. But, as any car enthusiast knows, tweaking the suspension means one thing: getting an alignment. You need to know how to measure track width, how to adjust camber and caster, how to recenter steering wheel and much more.

Now, I’ll be honest, I’m not a big fan of alignment shops. Trust issues and a preference for hands-on work led me to search for an alternative. And that’s where the QuickTrick Alignment Tool comes in – a DIY solution that puts the power of alignment in your hands, right in your own garage.

Unboxing and Setup

Upon unboxing, I was pleasantly surprised by the organization of the kit. Everything neatly packed, including a steering wheel lock (a neat addition), and yes, stickers – who doesn’t love those?

Setting up the tool is straightforward. First, you attach the toe bar and square up the measurement sticks. Then, select the appropriate pins for your wheels and adjust the vertical bar to fit your rim size.

A tip: use the provided bungee cords for added traction.

Preparation

Before diving into measurements, ensure your car is at its intended ride height. For me, with an air ride setup, this meant adjusting the suspension to the desired level. Also, double-check tire pressures and make sure the suspension settles at ride height.

Measuring Camber

Attaching the level to the rig allows for an immediate camber reading. Zero out the level, attach it squarely to the vertical bar, and record the readings for both sides of the vehicle. This step provides crucial insights into tire wear and handling characteristics.

Checking Caster

Caster, another critical parameter affecting steering feel, is measured using the provided wheel holder. Zero the level, attach it as before, and adjust accordingly. A well-set caster ensures stability and straight-line tracking.

Toe Measurement and Adjustment

Now onto toe – a crucial aspect of alignment affecting tire wear and steering response. The QuickTrick system simplifies this process with strings attached to the rear wheels. By referencing a baseline mark, you can easily identify any toe discrepancies and make adjustments accordingly.

Final Thoughts

The QuickTrick Alignment Tool proved to be a game-changer for me. As someone without professional alignment experience, I found the process surprisingly intuitive. While correcting alignment issues might require some trial and error, the tool provides a solid foundation for DIY enthusiasts.

If you’re looking to save time and money on alignments, the NEW 5th Gen QuickTrick QuickString is worth considering. Its simplicity, coupled with accurate results, makes it a valuable addition to any home garage. And remember, maintaining proper alignment isn’t just about performance – it’s about safety too.

So, roll up your sleeves, grab your QuickTrick kit, and get your wheels aligned with confidence!

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