Generally speaking, it might include a toe, camber, and caster adjustment. To my knowledge, there is no adjustment to the rear solid axle. The toe utilizes the tie rods in the front that are attached to your steering box, and the rear usually uses a rear tie rod that is set in place. In most automobiles, beam axles have been replaced with front and rear independent suspensions. The alignment angles on all four wheels are read by the alignment equipment but only the front axle is adjusted. The axle housing itself uses solid tubes that run the full width of the vehicle and both wheels will be mounted to the axle … “If the thrust angle is not correct on a vehicle with a solid rear axle, it often requires a trip to the frame straightening shop to correctly reposition the rear axle,” Tire Rack says. On a solid rear axle vehicle, this requires a thrust angle alignment that allows the technician to confirm that all four wheels are “square” with each other. Doesn't affect any of the on board comps so leave it be. You have independent rear suspension. Front-end alignment. If your car can have it done you should have it done with the front. ALL cross-country or 70 series AWD are ALD in rear. Hey, we don't even drive them that often. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. Thanks for the reply. Red/green means that it's an adjustable setting. It just is what it is. Most automakers of vehicles w/ solid axle rear suspensions give no rear alignment specs, since there’s no way to adjust angles short of “drastic” measures. I fucked up and titled the post with "solid rear axle" so people didn't think about the fact that it has IRS. A front-end alignment is better known as a 2-wheel. When toe is out on the rear of something with a solid axle they're both usually pointing the same direction, not away from each other. I drive an '04 Explorer XLT (4x4, 4.0L V6) and I noticed recently that I had pretty significant wear on the inside of my rear tires. Toe and caster is all there is! We're talking MAYBE a tenth of a degree here. The rear axle of front wheel drive cars provide for camber and toe adjustments. The driver side has all the tread in the wheel well, passenger side has some tread sticking out. Then later you’ll have some leverage if you talk to them about any of these issues. Using a tape measure you simply need to measure the same reference point at the front of the tires and at the rear of the … A rear tire alignment is part of a four wheel alignment. One of the lift blocks slipped about a half inch, but at the tire, this was over an inch off from the other side of the truck. Third is a four wheel alignment. My RRight is 0.18. Caster and toe are easily adjusted but camber adjustments take a bit more thought. Well, not the news I was hoping for, but I appreciate your reply. Due to the systems ease of use, speed, and low cost it remains our front-line system for all types of Workshop and Bodyshop. Thrust angle alignments also identify vehicles that would "dog track" going down the road with the rear end offset from the front. In both cases wheel alignment remains the same. Changing the ride height of the rear of the truck would only SLIGHTLY change the caster reading on the front end and nothing more. Just got an alignment, unfortunately I have to tilt my steering wheel to the right in order to keep my car straight. Front-end alignment. Also, both sides are toed out. We're talking MAYBE a tenth of a degree here. Is it fairly easy to check if the axle is bent? If it is not a trip to a frame straightening shop is required to return the rear axle to its proper location. How in the world do you address camber issues on live axles? Beam axles were once commonly used at the rear wheels of a vehicle, but historically they have also been used as front axles in four-wheel-drive vehicles. Rear axle out of alignment. My rear end is out of alignment on my maxima.. it is a solid rear axle. Usually, the latter is not necessary on a big SUV or truck with a solid rear axle, unless it has been in an accident and it might pick up on a bent frame where the rear axle is out … I had to do this as I had a rear thrust angle that caused the steering wheel to be off. cars whose rear tires were wearing pretty well. A thrust condition exists when the rear individual toe is not equal. This comprehensive alignment combines elements of the front-end and thrust-angle alignments and also positions the rear axle angles. Discussion Starter • #1 • Apr 27, 2015. Solid rear axle vehicles normally have no provisions for alignment adjustment. As the name suggests, the mechanic will carry out alignment on just the front wheels. I'll get it checked out at a different shop. Thanks man. I’m going w/zero plus or minus for my specs because if angles are at zero on rack, they should be at zero driving straight ahead down a straight road because there’s no suspension arc on. Alignment done and new tires. 16 Posts . You can replace your rear control arms and panhard bar with adjustable ones. [Response: Rob Bareiss] If you look under the back of the car, and see a big round differential in the middle of a tubular axle, that's the "live" or regular "solid axle" rear. There's no adjustment for toe on a solid rear axle. The rear pivot and mounting for the anti-roll bar can be seen on top of the axle casing (top left), but other than both being attached to the tube in adjacent areas the two are entirely separate. Solid rear axle should have wheels at 90 degree to itself. I only noticed it because I just installed new aftermarket wheels and larger tires. Jump to Latest Follow ... 2007. just got an alignment done... they hooked up the calibrators to the rear wheels too, and found that the rear axle is out of toe.... 0.22 degrees of toe in on the right side, 0.22 degrees of toe out on the left. So they stick out a lil more. Left rear toe, -0.14° (-0.01° max) Right rear toe, +0.35° (0.33° max) I bet an alignment would straighten out the front end, but I was told that they would need to buy parts to put in the back to correct for rear toe. Hey guys, I went to get my alignment done on my 07 Wrangler Unlimited and they noticed my camber, caster and toe was way out of alignment. If it's because of the toe mis-alignment, am I just stuck with that forever? As the name suggests, the mechanic will carry out alignment on just the front wheels. Seriously. There is no alignment in the rear that can be done. The axle was made thicker so it wouldn’t bend or break under stress. Question is, if I take this for another alignment, if they just adjust the Rear right toe will it affect the front tires?? You can try to move the axle by loosening the U-bolts and shifting them a little on the top of the springs, the bottom has the bolt heads sitting in holes holding the springs but you may still get something out of it. It is about .25 degree out from what the print out says. How in the world do you address camber issues on live axles? On a solid rear axle vehicle, this requires a thrust angle alignment that allows the R-Tec technician to confirm that all four wheels are "square" with each other. Unless something is bent, there doesn't seem to be anything else but the bushings that could let it get that far out of alignment. Two-wheel alignment aligns the front wheels, while four-wheel alignment aligns all four wheels. I'll be contacting the shop who did my alignment tomorrow for them to finish the job. rear susp. A kart with similar geometry settings to cars (road or racing) would suffer from severe understeer at the moment of corner turn-in. A front-end alignment is better known as a 2-wheel. It is front wheel drive but the the rear axle frame is still there(no differential or axles) just a solid … Even if the rear axle is non-adjustable, you need to take rear axle readings to properly align the front suspension. Also I think most solid axles generally have a 1/4 to 1/2 degree positive camber built into the knuckles. (Rather, my wife was told this and I got it by proxy) I am not familiar with alignment … Solid Axle Camber Adjustment. I really appreciate the help! First i would try a different shop, sometimes the alignment rack is off or it didnt read right and the tech was to lazy to re-roll it. It's a solid rear axle. Someone has linked to this thread from another place on reddit: [r/mechanicadvice] Solid rear axle out of "Toe" alignment (x-post from /r/mechanics), If you follow any of the above links, please respect the rules of reddit and don't vote in the other threads. I have a 2005 TJ with a 3 Inch BDS suspension lift. The thrust angle should be zero on many solid rear axle vehicles. Alignment shop said nothing they can do. And yes you have a solid rear axle (for the person that Commented otherwise) in a 08 sentra. Rear wheel coming out of alignment. For some reason more and more alignment shops these days seem to really struggle with these trucks, or are just being extremely lazy. Front-end alignments are fine for some vehicles featuring a solid rear axle, but confirming that the front tires are positioned directly in front of the rear tires is also important. I've been looking up how to fix Toe alignment on a solid rear axle, and the resounding answer I've found is that there's not much you can do. Lucky for us and any of you out there needing to adjust camber on your solid front axles, Ingalls Engineering (Ingalls Engineering) has a solution. Those shims go behind the backing plate to set the proper wheel angle. The example below is a view from the top of vehicle with the front towards the bottom. If the thrust angle isn't zero on many solid rear axle vehicles, a trip to a frame straightening shop is required to return the rear axle to … (Info / ^Contact). Jump to Latest Follow ... my only issue is when I do 2nd gear clutch up wheelies my read axle is pulled out of alignment and my chain goes loose. They can 'check' the overall placement of the axles in relation to the frame - but if something is *out of allignment* (as they call it) means there's something wrong with the frame, suspension, suspension mounts, or axle itself. 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