Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: San Francisco Bay Area Ca. USA
Re: Lowering the rear of your hood or front of trunk: alignment
Scott, it's always staring you in the face once you have SEEN it! It goes against what your common sense is telling you and unless you rolled thru geometry in high school while drawing on the desk from boredom (I didn't even TAKE geometry because I knew I would fail) it doesn't come that easy.
When I started doing wheel alignments I took home a basic manual that gave the angles caster, camber, included angle, and SAI, that was it, just those four. I studied that friggin couple of pages for a WEEK before it hit me, mostly that damn included angle. Now, oh my God how simple is that! It's like lefty loosy righty tighty on a bolt for goodness sakes how simple can it be you moron. But it was hard for me because that isn't my thing.
The funny thing is, I have spoken with MANY guys who thought they knew what it was and they were wrong! I can sure explain it to people a lot easier than that stupid manual did! Being I am not too bright and can communicate pretty well I can explain it for the normal person (as I am) to understand.
But honestly that is why laid it out in this way because it is so darn odd and people have a hard time grasping it.
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