enter image description hereI went to have my 1999 Chevy Tahoe aligned after getting new tires mounted. I am concerned about the toe results. The left front toe is 0.37, specified to be 0.02-0.22; the right is -0.5, with same spec of 0.02-0.22; and the total is 0.32, specified 0.04-0.44.

Should I be concerned with the left toe, even though the total is in range?

  • Looks like the both wheels are out of spec, yes? One clarification: are these values the after-alignment values, or did you just have the measurement done, and not the work yet?
    – jscs
    Commented Jun 10, 2015 at 18:26
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    Post a picture of the alignment printout Commented Jun 10, 2015 at 23:33
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    Some of the numbers are cut off in the picture. Can you fix that? Commented Jun 11, 2015 at 11:19
  • Also why are there no caster readings? Commented Jun 11, 2015 at 11:21

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No, total toe is what matters, as long as your steering wheel is straight when you are riding down the road. Basically when those readings were taken the steering wheel may not have been pointing straight ahead. If the tech didn't still have the steering wheel locked down and the steering wheel turned slightly it would cause those readings.

Another possible cause is the alignment is compensating for a thrust angle problem, if so again this would be normal. I can expand on my answer if you will include a picture of the printout you got. You can black out VIN, name, address, etc if it's on there.


I'm not convinced its ok. The total toe is within spec but the toe on one side is out of spec, this would mean that the wheel may well scrub on one edge faster than the rest. The idea of it being acceptable at 0.44 is that its a total of 0.22 on both sides. The front left is 0.37 out which is out of spec. I would normally bring it back to within spec.

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