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FAQs – Tips & Caster

1. 5TH GEN QuickString FAQ’s

How is the 5th Gen QuickString different from the 4th Gen?

The difference is in the toe bar and having the full 4 wheel system.  The attachment pins are spaced further out to allow for a better grip on the rim or within the bead.  The new toe bar set up allows you to accurately and quickly measure toe at the tire, instead of total toe.  The new design also allows you to square your car and check for any thrust angle issues without having to set up a separate string system.

Doesn’t the string need to be at the center of the wheel hub?

You may have seen lots of tech guys measure at the hubs, but the race car and daily driver don’t ride on the hubs. Camber adjustments can change your track width, so placing the string lower on the tire will give you a better idea of what the contact patch is doing.

What is the most important step to stringing the car?

Make sure your steering wheel is straight and lock it in place.  We cannot emphasize this enough.  If your numbers are off, check the steering wheel before making any adjustments.  This is critical to your success and to keeping your frustration at a minimum

What if I have off-set tires?

The key to offset tires or a varied track width is to know the difference between front and back.

The easiest way to determine set up for these situations is to set up your QuickTrick frames on the rims.  Then run a tape measure from the rear of the front drivers side to the rear of the front passenger side and get the total measurement and then repeat this on the back tires.

Example on a smaller sports car:

Tires are 7″ wide on front and 8.5″ wide on the rear.

Track width when measuring as defined above is:  58″ front track width and 60″ rear track width

This gives you the difference without having to calculate the tire offset in addition to track width.

With this example, your rear is 2” wider than your front.  That will be equal to 1” on each side.  So, you will start your string at the 3” mark in the back and you know it should be at the 4” mark in the front to allow for the extra inch from the rear offset.


How do I know my track width?

See above or reference your specs in a handbook/vehicle manual


2. Difference between 4th Gen Pro and 4th Gen Elite Slider

Both systems are equally accurate.  The differences are typically user preference.

There are 2 main differences

  1.  The application used to change wheel/rim sizes for measurement.  The 4th Gen Pro has an insert for wheel sizes every inch.  You unscrew the attachment pin and move to the  correct wheel size location to change.  The 4th Gen Elite Slider is slotted to allow you to loosen the pin and slide to the new location for the change size and adjust.
  2. The 4th Gen Elite Slider comes with 2 digital gauges, one for each side.  The 4th Gen Pro comes with one bracket and gauge you move when you switch to a new rim for measurement.
3. How does a QuickTrick system work and what does it do?

QuickTrick alignment kits measure alignment angles.  The actual readings come from the digital gauge and tape measures.

A large expensive alignment machine has built in specifications that provide print outs and a digital screen reflecting alignment angles on vehicles within the alignment bay.  QuickTrick systems provide the same service and are equally accurate but utilize the digital gauge and tape measures.

You can measure caster, camber and toe angles with any kit.  The caster and camber angles are within a 10th of a degree and toe is exact.  Using QuickTrick systems takes a little longer than using a full blown shop machinery but you have the advantage of saving dollars (other alignment equipment generally starts at $10,000 used and goes up), and being able to perform an alignment check on any hard surface in any location.  The digital gauge has a zero feature to allow for uneven asphalt, driveways, race tracks and parking lots.

Check out the video demo’s for a full look at how the kits can work for your goals.  VIDEOS


4. What is the make-up of the system

Our systems are manufactured in house from raw aluminum.  They are machined on a HAAS TM-1P for precision, right here in our shop and then squared again and assembled for delivery!   Each system comes with accessories designed for your goal and budget.  You can find a list of instructions and components for all systems by clicking HERE

5. How accurate are your gauges?

The digital gauge is accurate to within 1/10th 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 machines (which cost thousands of dollars) and found our gauges to be within 0.003 degrees on camber and 1/64 of an inch on toe.

6. How long does it take to set up?

Less than 5 minutes. Make sure you use scotch blue to protect your wheels from the sharp edges. All of our systems come with simple and easy to understand instructions and there are plenty of video how to’s on the site.

7. 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.  We do not recommend you adjust your own alignment without the knowledge of study or a friend or mechanic to assist for your first go.

8. Do alignments have to be performed on a perfectly level surface?

NO, Our QuickTrick Gauge features a calibration button to zero that will level and compensate for any unlevel surface. (With the exception of grass or mudding)

9. How quickly do you ship?

After payment is received, we will ship within 24 hours of the first business day. Delivery is typically within 3-5 business days.

For delivery outside of the US, expect delivery within 8-14 days, depending on customs at your home Country.

10. The system looks so simple, does it really work?

YES, Checking your alignment is not rocket science. Alignment is simply angles for caster, camber & toe. 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 without going to a shop or taking up all that space if you own a shop.

Our QuickTrick family of users extends to over 100 country’s now.  Some of our better known customers on the business side include Frito Lay, National Express, US Military, Lucid Motors, New York City Transit and many more.

Our corporate clients have tested the QuickTrick against numerous brands of high dollar equipment.  QuickTrick has repeatedly past their tests and in many cases been more accurate than the high end equipment.  Otherwise, they would not be our clients.


11. Can this system be used on both front and rear?

Yes! The QUICKTRICK Systems will work on any front or rear wheel drive vehicle and there is a 4 wheel set up under the automotive and custom/restoration categories.

12. How does the quicktrick system save me money?

According to 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 QUICKTRICK alignment system. If the average car life is 5 – 10 years, the QUICKTRICK 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.

Alignment is also directly tied to wear and tear of tires, components and driver exhaustion, not to mention higher gas usage.  Calculate in the savings on those and you are well into hundreds and thousands of dollars of savings.

13. What is your return policy? Is there a guarantee?

Our return policy is simple! We believe in our product and we believe in no hassle returns. If you are not satisfied, contact us for an RA# within 15 days of receipt and return the undamaged, complete product for a full refund! Simple, no hassle!  QuickTrick does not provide return labels.

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For additional questions, comments or conversation, please email us at info@quicktrickalignment.com