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Metric data for wheel alignment SE5A anyone?

Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:41 am
by Lysander
Hello Overseas owners, like myself here in Germany at the moment.
Has anybody ever converted the data for the front wheels into metric norm? The workshop wants to know what to use for setting up the new steering rack...

Every help would be much aprecciated,

Regards,
Lenni

Re: Metric data for wheel alignment SE5A anyone?

Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:42 am
by scimjim
It's quite easy to convert zero from imperial to metric :-)

Re: Metric data for wheel alignment SE5A anyone?

Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:12 pm
by tony.idle
scimjim wrote:It's quite easy to convert zero from imperial to metric :-)
Not sure which is the snigger smiley :mrgreen:

Re: Metric data for wheel alignment SE5A anyone?

Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:54 pm
by toomanysabres
Take no notice of Jim he likes a daily dose of sarcasm. Degrees are neither imperial nor metric. But you might want radians so multiply 0 degrees by pi/180 = 0 radians. :D

Re: Metric data for wheel alignment SE5A anyone?

Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:59 pm
by Roger Pennington
Why is it that our threads always go off at a tangent?....... :wink:

Re: Metric data for wheel alignment SE5A anyone?

Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:01 pm
by toomanysabres
Cos its a sine of the times

Re: Metric data for wheel alignment SE5A anyone?

Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:36 pm
by tony.idle
toomanysabres wrote:Cos its a sine of the times
I can't find a cringe smiley either.

Re: Metric data for wheel alignment SE5A anyone?

Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:11 pm
by scimjim
Tracking (the only thing you would affect when changing a steering rack) is measured in inches or millimetres. The tracking on a GTE/C is parallel, or zero (inches or millimetres). The rest of the suspension settings are in imperial and metric (except for degrees which are an accepted SI unit) in the workshop manual.