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Trackace Is A Little Gem
That Has Been Needed For Years!
 

Hi my name is Terry Grogan, Inventor of the Trackace.

Although invented by a DIY mechanic for DIY mechanics Trackace is proving popular across the board, for regular tracking checks by sensible everyday motorists who would never think of getting under their own cars to fine tuning alignment by dedicated Motorsport Enthusiasts.

It’s no coincidence the retailers that have taken Trackace straight into their product lines are Motorsport Suppliers. Theses guys know their stuff and don’t waste time on anything that doesn’t work well.

I looked into adjusting front wheel alignment toe angles and soon discovered it’s a very simple concept, the only problem for DIYers was it required gauges that were expensive for occasional use and on the large side for home storage.

 


When I decided DIYers deserved a low cost compact laser kit I first checked out how all the commercial gauges worked and discovered several accuracy short falls that I wanted to overcome, I’m glad to say I solved them all.

Trackace is still quite new, launched in 2011, all the reviews are great, but with something so new most of us take reviews with a pinch of salt and usually head off to search forums for opinions and reassurance before we part with our hard earned cash. I thought the Trackace innovations were obvious but it seems not, there’s lots of misleading assumptions and myths out there, about front wheel alignment and about the Trackace system itself, even by some forum “Experts”, so it’s time for this simple little kit to flex its innovative muscle.

Trackace is the most reliably accurate laser wheel alignment gauge available.

Trackace is a total toe angle gauge, all systems retailing up to £1000 are total toe angle gauges. Adjusting tracking is the same principle with Trackace as with these gauges.

You do not have to refer to the rear wheels to set front toe properly, it should be set central with the steering gear. If we were talking rear wheels then yes, you must set up with the front wheels, a rear wheel add-on kit from Trackace is in the pipeline at no more than the cost of the front wheel kit, this will mean DIY four wheel kit for under £140, all with the same simple logical approach to accuracy.

Go over £1000 you can get gauges that do refer to the rear wheels, this is to assist getting the steering central more quickly in a commercial environment where time is money, but you can centre the steering without any gauges at all.

Spend even more, you could go for a system that uses two lasers and two simple scales, again assists centring the steering, but the problem here is simple scales cannot be accurate for different sized vehicles.

Everything is only as accurate as its calibration. Trackace is the only gauge that is calibrated at a much greater distance than its operating distance and automatically calibrated to this high standard at every use because it is an integral part of the checking procedure.

To make it as clear as possible, a picture says a thousand words.

 

 
 
 


So am I saying Trackace is better than everything else?

No! Everything has its place and Trackace fills a big gap for those on a budget who understand adjusting tracking using total toe angle gauges and those who just want to check front wheel alignment accurately.

If I paid somone else to set wheel alignment using any system I would still want to take a few minutes to use a Trackace to check it had been set correctly.

Am I saying its lower cost, more accurate, more compact and portable than everything else and there’s no trade off for all these benefits?

No! There is a trade off, unlike most commercial systems Trackace cannot be kept on the vehicle to guide adjustments. It’s check/adjust/check/adjust until correct, although with Trackace ready to hand re-checks only take a minute or two and unless you have under vehicle access (a 4 post lift or pit) this would probably be the case no matter what gauges you were using.

You also need extra work space to the front right hand side of the vehicle, one metre is plenty but a small garage will probably be out of the question.

The direct wheel to wheel method means Trackace is to wheel alignment measurement what a tape measure or spirit level is to building.

The only real criticism from users has been “It’s a bit fiddly but you soon get used to it”, this refers to how sensitive it is when fine adjusting the beam to bang on zero at a long distance but of course this sensitivity is exactly what makes it so accurate.

Thanks for reading.

 

You can read our whole site in 10 minutes, so why not get yourself up to speed
on the subject of front wheel alignment.

For home mechanics the Trackace is almost too good to be true. Most just could not justify spending hundreds £££’s on commercial gauges for their own use at home. With a Trackace any competent home mechanic can check and adjust tracking themselves saving a small fortune in future rather than spending one.

The Trackace is one of the most accurate wheel alignment gauges available,
and the most affordable laser gauge there is!


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A new lower price of £69.98
makes choosing quick, easy and laser accurate tracking checks at home an
easier decision to make.

 

 

Need your vehicles correct settings?

You can download a PDF file of settings for your make and model
from our settings download service.

Click the Settings icon to the right.

Downloads cost £2 + 40p vat within Europe

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Handy with the spanners?

If you have a Trackace you can correct your own tracking too, in a two car houshold a Trackace can pay for itself in one day, adjustments are straight forward and only require basic tools.

Any competent person can ensure safer driving, less fuel and tyre wear, without ever spending another penny. Check out our video guides,
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This graph clearly shows the
shocking fuel wastage estimated
for tracking errors up to 2 degrees.

Averaged results of tests carried out
on a passenger car at 30 and 60 mph.

Data source US Environmental Protection Agency.

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