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Chrysler Crossfire
Wheel Camber, Caster and Toe-in angles

This is one information page of my collection of what I have repaired on my Crossfire.

You should not do any repair on your car if you don't have enough experience and knowledge! You use this information at your own risk! Don't blame me if something goes wrong.


Crossfire share most of it's chassis parts with Mercedes SLK R170 with the 320 engine.

Wheel camber, caster and toe in/out angles

This three angles control your wheels, they have to be adjusted properly to give the car a good handling and low tire wear.

You can get more information from the Wikipedia page here:

Chrysler Crossfire, Wheel camber, caster and toe in/out angles

4, Adjustment of front Toe-in

I haven't replaced my rubber bushings but feel I must do something about the bad Toe-in I have in front, at least to save my tyres.

Adjusting Toe-in at front:

From the measurement above I got that the Toe-in needs to be adjusted 0.4o. That's the total Toe-in, each side needs to be adjusted 0.2o to keep the steering wheel in center position.

This more a test before I replace the front bushings at the front chassi. After that the Toe-in must be adjusted once again and that will I left over to a workshop to do.

You shouldn't do this adjustment if you don't have the knowledge, it's more an information of what I do.

Wheel Toe-in angle measurement

The U-Wrench tools I need, 12, 16 and 19 mm.

Left side, driver's side:

Wheel Toe-in angle measurement

The steering link's outer tie rod that's to be adjusted, seen from above. I have sprayed some antirust solution to it, especially at the threads.

Wheel Toe-in angle measurement

This is the nut that lock the adjustment to a fixed position. Brush the threads with a steel brush to get rid of dirt and rust.

Wheel Toe-in angle measurement

According to the spare part list it's a M12 x 1.5 mm threads, I check that and got 10 threads along 15 mm thread length, correct. I need to know that when calculating how many turns I shall rotate the shaft to the right.

Wheel Toe-in angle measurement

First unlock the nut, hold the tie rod in place with the other wrench.

Wheel Toe-in angle measurement

I adjust the Toe-in from a little Toe-out to correct Toe-in angle. After some calculation I got that I shall turn the shaft at left 0.4 turns and at the direction that it extend the arm. If you feel some play in the linkage it should be replaced.

Wheel Toe-in angle measurement

0.4 turns later.

Wheel Toe-in angle measurement

And then lock the nut according to the torque which is recommended in the service manual. Same torque in US and Europe but measured in different units.

Repeat this on the right side, passenger side.

After this toe-in adjustment the car is alike a dream to drive, the vibration is gone and with some extra pressure air in the tyres it's much more stable on the road too.

Wheel Toe-in angle measurement

After driving about 200 km it's time to do a check of the Toe-in once again, it was a little bit to much last time. Now when I measure it's still a little bit too much Toe-in. It moved from +0.1 to -0.5 degrees. A difference of 0.6o, not the 0.4o I aimed for. It's within the limits but I will fine adjust it later when i have replaced the front lower bushings.

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