Align It Already Begin the alignment by adjusting the front toe. If you want zero degrees of toe, simply measure a particular wheel's forward-most and rearward-most points from the string at axle height and ensure they're the same. If they aren't, adjust the tie rod to pull the wheel in or out. Most Honda service manuals include toe specifications measured in inches/millimeters as well as degrees, but if you're looking to set a bit of toe-in or toe-out based on a specific degree value, you'll need to convert that value to inches and adjust your string-to-wheel gap accordingly. The math can get a bit convoluted, but there are several online calculators that'll do it for you; all you've got to do is plug in some variables, like wheel diameter and/or overall tire height and your toe gap measured in inches or degrees, depending on which way you're converting. With the toe set you can move on to camber. Even if you are poor, you should still be able to afford a simple alignment kit like the FASTRAX gauge from SPC. It'll fit most any wheel, measure camber, caster, and toe, and save you from lots of math. But if you just don't want to spend the money, simply attach a two-foot carpenter's level to a metal straight edge, just enough to position the level away from the tire and fender. It's a cheap and effective way to measure camber if your goal is simply to get as close to zero as possible. And since you're poor and are tired of wasting money on tires, zero is a good place to be. However, if you need a bit of negative camber-or any setting that's not zero-you'll need to arbitrarily adjust the camber, position your level at zero, and measure the distance between the level and the top of the rim. Next, you can take this figure and convert it to degrees since camber isn't measured in inches. Again, more trigonometry, but nothing's ever easy when you're trying to be cheap. Double-wishbone Honda suspensions do not offer adjustable camber. Luckily there are a number of aftermarket alignment kits that offer several degrees of adjustability. You'll need one of these if you're looking to make any camber adjustments.Double-wishbone Honda suspensions do not offer adjustable camber. Luckily there are a numb This is where you'll adjust your front toe. Simply disconnect the joint and loosen or tighten the tie rod to move the tire outward or inward. Make sure the steering wheel's straight before and after these adjustments.This is where you'll adjust your front toe. Simply disconnect the joint and loosen or tigh Although most FWD Honda rear suspensions are non-adjustable, there are often clever ways to gain negative camber, like stacking washers between the upper control arm and chassis shown here. Be sure to use longer bolts.Although most FWD Honda rear suspensions are non-adjustable, there are often clever ways t « | 1 | 2 | 3 | View Full Article By Aaron Bonk Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!