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I searched but could not find how much one turn
on the steering rack would change toe.The answer
is one turn changes that wheel .150". So if you did
1 turn on both wheels total toe change would be .30"
The pictures show my alignment bars and how I use
them.Toe is measured with a tape measure out at
the end of the bar.Then a second measurement is
taken 16 or 17" in depending on the size of your rim.
the difference between the 2 measurements is your
total toe.I also use these bars for rear toe and to
set rear wheels equally toed in to the front spindles.
This is very important and sometimes overlooked.
I call it squaring the car(thrust angle).Although rear
wheels aren't actually square since they are toed in
.120" The point is my bars resting on the rear rim
end up equally spaced from the front spindles.
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Very interesting. So If I understood you good, you're squaring the car in the first place, and then turn the steering rack end rod to the desired toe?

How did you precisely figure out the length of the "tip" for the front wheel?
 

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It’s the rear wheels that get squared relative
to the front spindles (centerline of car).
Adjusting tie rods on rack is to center
Steering wheel and set front toe.The
Length of the tips is around 2”. There
Length is not important but must be equal.
2” tips is usually enough So the bars clear
The rear tires when working on front wheels.
 
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