As the motor car has become more technically superior to those of yesteryear, so have the requirements for more accurate diagnosis and adjustments. Wheel alignments are one of the areas that have had to become more precise because of the sophisticated steering and suspension designs. Front wheel alignment was satisfactory for the older vehicles and one has to remember that front wheel alignment machines were the only types available for the past 50 years. In the 21st century there is no such thing as just a front wheel alignment, all the current machines have the ability to conduct a four wheel alignment. As most of the current vehicles are fitted with A.B.S., Stability Control and Steering Angle Sensors, there is a requirement for being accurate when performing a wheel alignment.
PEDDERS recommends that any vehicle that has undertaken a steering or suspension repair or modification, must have a Four Wheel Alignment. Whether the vehicle is a two or four wheel drive, a live axle or an independent rear end. There is a geometry angle called “The Thrust Line” and this must be in line with the geometrical centreline of the vehicle, if it is not, then there is a fair chance that the vehicle will not steer in the intended direction and the steering wheel will not be straight and this will possibly compromise safety and handling qualities.
For performance vehicles, there a myriad of combinations of alignment settings available. If your vehicle is not equipped with geometry changing adjustments, ask our specialist and they will assist you with product that can be fitted to your vehicle so you can adjust the settings to suit your special requirements.
All the PEDDERS Suspension stores have the ability to advise you on what would be a good starting point, all they need to know is what are you going to use the vehicle for:
- Club motor sport
- Drag Racing
Note: PEDDERS Suspension are advocates for safe motoring, all the activities listed above are to be undertaken in controlled environments.
Realign your car to improve your driving potential
Wheel alignments are one of the areas that have had to become more precise because of the sophisticated steering and suspension designs.
The importance of rear wheel alignment and front wheel alignment
Call your local Pedders Suspension store for a complete performance vehicle wheel alignment. We will assist you with the quotes and the prices regarding front and rear wheel alignments for race cars and standard cars, and the preference over four wheel vs. two wheel alignment.