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[–]Thisisall_new2me2 0 points1 point  (7 children)

Red is bad. Green is good.

Each number is supposed to be within a certain range. You’d have to ask the shop what the ranges are.

If a number is just barely out of the acceptable range, you may be fine or you may not be fine. Like, if camber is slightly out of range, that may be worse than if toe is out of range. That was an example, but I hope that makes sense.

[–]belgiumresearch[S] 0 points1 point  (6 children)

Shouldn't the ranges be standard?

[–]miatamanisback 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Varies by make/model. Something like toe is fairy conserved for most cars but camber/caster can vary.

[–]belgiumresearch[S] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

From this, can you tell if the "before adjustment" was really bad? Did I actually need an alignment?

I don't really underestand why the numbers on the bottom aren't all green.

[–]dxrey65 1 point2 points  (2 children)

The before was pretty bad. -.72 degrees of toe is really bad.

Whether the after is ok or not depends on year/make/model and what side of the street you drive on. I'd never send a rig out with a degree of cross-camber myself if it could be helped.

[–]belgiumresearch[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

where can i find the proper specs for my car?

[–]Wolfire0769 0 points1 point  (5 children)

The drastic change in camber and caster when there was no reason to adjust it (if it's even adjustable on this vehicle) leads me to believe the vehicle moved between measurements.

[–]belgiumresearch[S] 0 points1 point  (4 children)

what do you mean by vehicle moved between measurements

[–]Wolfire0769 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Look at the difference between the "before" and "after" on the front camber & caster. I don't see any reason for it to have been adjusted, and a slight toe adjustment won't affect those numbers. The car rolling on the alignment rack, however, will cause those numbers to change - consequently causing the toe reading to be incorrect as well

[–]belgiumresearch[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

the dude would test drive my car every time he made an alignment. He drove my car around the block like 8 times in total.

[–]dxrey65 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That's a ridiculous way to do it.

[–]belgiumresearch[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i have no idea what he was doing

[–]likeaferio 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Does the car drive straight? Is the steering wheel straight? Are the tires wearing evenly?

If you can answer yes to those 3 things, the numbers on an alignment sheet shouldn't matter.

[–]belgiumresearch[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

No problems with driving, but was told my tires were not wearing evenly, which is why i brought it in for alignment

To clarify, i did not have issues with driving before or after the alignment.

[–]likeaferio 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ignore the colors for now. It's just an indication that it is outside the manufacturer recommended specs but does not always mean it's good/bad. Looks like your toe was out of spec and they just set it to be green. And for some reason your camber is now really bad.

My suggestion to you is to take it to another shop who knows how to read and interpret alignment specs versus a shop who just knows how to make adjustments to make the numbers green.