Toe out or toe in?

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Toe out or toe in?

Postby shaun matthews » Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:53 pm

The Alvis handbook says 1/8 - 1/4" toe out, My Sp20 SC has a tad more and no complaints - handles nicely, weights up beautifully, tyre wear is even but just a little vague in a straight line.

An old sage from the trade recently told me that the Alvis settings are plain wrong and I should run 1/4" toe in, claiming it will sharpen up the straight-line behaviour. Any thoughts??

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Re: Toe out or toe in?

Postby bob.h » Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:05 pm

As nobody has responded to this, I had a look in Nick Walkers 'Speed Models in Detail'. However although it gives a good list of specifications, things like tracking and camber angle are sadly not included.
From my non-competitive use of cars, the only effect of incorrect tracking is uneven tyre wear, which you say you don't have. Normally a rear-wheel driven car would have toe-in and front-wheel drive, toe-out.

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Re: Toe out or toe in?

Postby chhym » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:59 pm

Found a letter from Alvis to I think Wayne Brooks in the USA dated 1966.

That specifies between parallel and 3/16" toe out so maybe worth a try and bring the toe in a tad and see what the difference is.


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Re: Toe out or toe in?

Postby RichardWallach » Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:32 am

Go with the old sage.


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