Originally Posted by mtmmotorcycles
Can someone please advise me on the most accurate way of setting up the front toe on a 12th scale car? (is there a setup jig you can get for this)
The Niftech alignment jig is top-shelf...and a bargain at only $25 because it's really worth it's weight in gold. It seems kind of fiddly to use the first couple times you use it, but after you've done it a couple times it becomes second nature. Pic attached. The pic shows three bar/rod combos but the kit comes with two. They added the third at the rear to show measuring rear axle for centeredness. On the front you check toe-in and camber.
One of the things it points out is JUST how important it is to take the extra couple minutes when building your car to make sure that the adjustment direction (which way you "pull" your turnbuckle wrench to lengthen or shorten) is consistent on your camber turnbuckles and tie rods. I am AMAZED at the number of people who have these as mix-n-match.
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