Granturismo S Alignment Specs

markiii

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Been reading about the interesting front toe out on the Granturismo S

Been trying to find a full chart of factory alignment specs but no joy

Would anyone have a link?

BTW is the Stradale alignment the same or different?
 

CatmanV2

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Alignment is what *you* want. Talk to someone like WIM in Chesham. BTW factory *will* scrub your inner edges (and that stings, as @Felonious Crud !) BUT you don't have to keep it factory.

As @Scaf neutral toe at the front will make it slower in terms of steering feel, but eliminate the scrub on the inner edges. Everything is a compromise

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Felonious Crud

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Alignment is what *you* want. Talk to someone like WIM in Chesham. BTW factory *will* scrub your inner edges (and that stings, as @Felonious Crud !) BUT you don't have to keep it factory.

As @Scaf neutral toe at the front will make it slower in terms of steering feel, but eliminate the scrub on the inner edges. Everything is a compromise

C
Aye, truth. You don't want your inner rim scrubbed and scuffed.
 

markiii

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Alignment is what *you* want. Talk to someone like WIM in Chesham. BTW factory *will* scrub your inner edges (and that stings, as @Felonious Crud !) BUT you don't have to keep it factory.

As @Scaf neutral toe at the front will make it slower in terms of steering feel, but eliminate the scrub on the inner edges. Everything is a compromise

C
totally agree, It will be going to Chris at Centre Gravity as all my cars do. Be nice to have factory specs for my records though
 

cheburator

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totally agree, It will be going to Chris at Centre Gravity as all my cars do. Be nice to have factory specs for my records though
Factory spec is in the WSM for the GTS '11 or '14 - and as others have said, the front settings are kind of stupid. The GT handles exceptionally for a 1.85t continental crusher and is a lot of fun to drive, but it isn't a GT3 and it won't be unless you apply a gastric band to it. So quite why Maserati specified front toe out is beyond me. I have gone with maximum caster - to increase dynamic camber - and only 2 minutes of toe in each side at the front. Kept static camber settings as per factory - from memory about -1deg 15mins. She handles beautifully and the front tyres are showing nice equal wear in the 3k miles that I have done since I had her aligned.

Last but not least - Chris would have the factory settings in his Hunter machine anyway, so I am sure he will be happy to discuss them with you ahead of your visit if you ask him nicely...
 

markiii

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I have my Strad set with a neutral toe, fixed the twitching handling and tyre scrub.
neutral as in 0 degrees, no positive or negative?

I'm booked into CoG but not till early May so I want to get my local place to at least set the fronts up so they don't murder my new tyres in the meantime
 

Scaf

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neutral as in 0 degrees, no positive or negative?

I'm booked into CoG but not till early May so I want to get my local place to at least set the fronts up so they don't murder my new tyres in the meantime
Yes - no positive or negative
 

Tomtecno

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Been reading this thread with lots of interest.
My GTS doesn’t like anything other than billiard table smooth roads and in Sport on bumpy roads it’s undrivable. I’m looking at having the geometry checked and, while I appreciate most of the problem is likely to be with the front, I can’t find anything about rear end settings and
I want to be certain that these are as they should be too. It looks as though the toe in/out is adjustable but nothing else.
Can anyone confirm this, or otherwise, and also let me know what the rear end settings should be?
 

Bebs

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I run toe in on my GT-S at the front to negate the over sensitive steering at high speeds. I get why the standard setup is so steering sensitive/twitchy.. to make it feel nimble, but it’s way too sensitive at high speeds. I do a lot of long distance driving and I couldn’t live with the constant steering inputs required.
With toe in it’s planted and stable at speeds.
 

Tomtecno

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I run toe in on my GT-S at the front to negate the over sensitive steering at high speeds. I get why the standard setup is so steering sensitive/twitchy.. to make it feel nimble, but it’s way too sensitive at high speeds. I do a lot of long distance driving and I couldn’t live with the constant steering inputs required.
With toe in it’s planted and stable at speeds.
Bebs,
I haven’t done many miles in this car and haven’t checked the front end yet although I suspect it’s on factory settings which is why I’m having problems with it on our ‘washboard’ Scottish roads. I think I know where I’m going with steering settings but I do need to make sure the rear wheels are pointing where they should as experience with single seaters taught me that this is an important factor also.
 

markiii

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rear is also adjustable

but as per most manufacturers the window in which its setup to spec is so wide you can drive a bus though it.

As Pete at CG keeps telling me, the most important bit is to make sure the left and right match.
 
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Tomtecno

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rear is also adjustable

but as per most manufacturers te windw in which its setup to spec is so wide you can drive a bus though it.

As Peter at BG keep telling me / The most important bit is to make sure the left and right match.
Oh, well……..better just rake out my old set up charts, then.