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 Posted: Mar 23, 2021 07:56AM
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GTE in Chamblee. Did a full 4 wheel alignment several years back. Need to take it back in for the front after installing new cones. //www.granturismoeast.com/
FWIW, installing new cones themselves should not change your suspension settings to the point where you'd need a complete new alignment. Once the car is returned to the same ride height measurement as before you replaced the rubber cones, all of the other measurements should be unchanged unless something has bent or severely worn.

That's something to take note of... After you have the suspension professionally set up to get the caster and camber and toe that you want, be sure to take a ride height measurement in a manner that is repeatable for you. I like to do the sill lip to the ground near the door's leading edge on the front and either on just before the trunion at the rear or on the little lip behind the rear wheel arch. Check it periodically or whenever there's a perceived issue. Use the adjustable hi-los to restore the ride height as cones sag and thereby restore the other suspension settings that you paid good money to get set up. As cones sag/settle, the front will be what goes through the most change: negative camber will increase, toe-in will increase, and caster will change as well with the change in camber (I can't remember offhand which direction caster changes as negative camber increases).

 Posted: Mar 22, 2021 03:04PM
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Thanks for the inputs. I do have the adjustable tie rods. I had used Gran Turismo years ago and thought they were no longer in business so it's glad to hear they're still there and have an appointment on Thursday

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Green93. If you are on Facebook we have a good group there, Atlanta Classic Minis.

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

 Posted: Mar 21, 2021 10:00PM
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Assuming you know that you need to replace the standard suspension bits with aftermarket (adjustable) items??

Cheers, Ian

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GTE in Chamblee. Did a full 4 wheel alignment several years back. Need to take it back in for the front after installing new cones. //www.granturismoeast.com/

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

 Posted: Mar 21, 2021 03:35PM
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Can anyone recommend a place in Atlanta Georgia to have the caster set on my 73 Mini