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    Hey all, where do you take your MINIs for alignments?
     
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    I've used the North End wrench for both my Miata & my MINI. They will set your alignment to whatever you chose. They are very familiar with track cars so you won't have to hear "that's not what our book says".... My .02 is since this is a street driven car don't go to crazy with your alignment.

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    Right. Was looking at going with:

    F) zero toe, -1.5 camber
    R) zero toe, -.75 camber
     
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    Sounds good, but if you are headed to the track for the first time I think I'd add a bit more rear camber. Just my .02.
     
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    I've read a lot about settings people use. Definitely quit a bit to think about. I got those settings from a post Helix commented on - re: best compromise between street/track.

    Was also looking at this from CCT1:
    F) zero toe, -2.0 camber
    R) slight toe in (1/16), -1.5 camber (toe helps with high speed stability)
     
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    I'm a BIG fan of a little toe in on the rear, as CCT1 suggests. I've run with just about every combination of toe and camber.

    I generally recommend 0.5 to 0.75 LESS negative camber in the rear, than in the front.

    If I was running -1.5 front, I'd probably opt for -1.0 rear.... but that's just me. 0.25 camber isn't really much difference, one way or the other.

    For my mountain and track setup, I run with just a touch of toe OUT on the front to help with turn-in. But it will eat tires on a street car.
     
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    If I do say so my self, Detroit Tuned does a good alignment and we can advise you on what works and why, as well as put you in the car while we do it to get all the wights correct. Also have a full tank of gas and good tires with the correct air pressure.

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    This I know from experience....:Thumbsup:

    Except I'm not sure I got any wights..... Still lookin for the wights... Am I missin my wights?:eek6:
     
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    Not to high jack the thread. Here is my setup. I told them I wanted stock toe on the front but he said something about changing it for turn in. Can someone tell me witch number is front toe? I don't want my tiers worn out.
     

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    #15 cristo, Jul 20, 2015
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    I'm guessing front camber, caster, (?max steering angle?), toe
    then rear camber, toe going down the readout.

    Front toe would be -0.04 left, -0.06 right, -0.09 total
    (doesn't add up exactly, probably because of a rounding error)
    Usually with toe, toe-in is a positive number, toe-out is a negative number.
    Yours has a small amount of toe-out. This small amount will likely improve
    turn in response without sacrificing high speed stability much. More would
    make a street car squirrely on the highway.
     

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