Wheel Alignment specs 124 Spider Coupe Sedan Wagon thru 1972

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Wheel Alignment specs 124 Spider Coupe Sedan Wagon thru 1972

Post by Marc » Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:28 pm

Sedan Wagon laden 4 passengers + 110 lbs luggage
Spider 2 passengers +130lbs of luggage
Coupe 4 passengers + 90 lbs of luggage

Kingpin inclination 6 degrees
Camber angle laden 0 degrees
Caster angle laden 3 degrees 30' -10'+30'
Toe-in laden 3 (+-) 1mm or (0.118+-0.039)in.

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Post by Denise » Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:54 pm

Thanks Marc. Do you ever wonder what kind of luggage would fit in a Fiat Spider trunk that could weigh 130 lbs? :?

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Post by KevinB » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:31 pm

Small Child?

Pure lead? (or substiotute Chinese made toys)

Big honking magnets of kids stereo equipment?

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Alignment

Post by Marc » Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:09 am

Funny...I've never seen anyone actually add weight to a car to align it...

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Post by KevinB » Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:54 am

I do it all the time.

Lead and sand weight bags in the seat to offset the drivers weight.

Iy does make a difference.

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Post by Denise » Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:41 am

I wonder what all that added weight would do. When my 71 was getting re-aligned after new front suspension, the camber couldn't be adjusted to 0 so it's sitting with negative camber.

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Change in angle

Post by Marc » Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:09 pm

D,
It changes the settings for sure with that much laden weight in a spider

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Post by Denise » Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:38 pm

I wonder which way. I guess if all the weight is added to the rear it would cause the front wheels to camber out so when I add my 100 lbs to it the specs should be about right. :D

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Post by KevinB » Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:45 pm

More weight between the wheels without changingthe settings will give you more negative camber.
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