Suspension, Steering and Brakes 8th Generation Honda Accord Wheel Alignment Specifications

Discussion in '8th Generation (2008-2015) [Acura TSX]' started by Ichiban, Sunday 6th May, 2012.

  1. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    A few LKAS owners on AOC have had a few hairy incidents and weirdness with their cars. This is after new tyres or varying tyre pressures, it’s time to set the record straight and get the Wheel Alignment Specifications for the 8th gen out there.

    The 7th Generation suspension is not as advance as the 8th Generation it has better dampers and multiple adjustment points which were not there on 7th gen as standard. Most importantly Honda have for the first time in Accord’s history have given specific Wheel Alignment Specifications for 16 ,17 and 18 inch alloy wheels. The 8th Generation is extremely versatile car and the suspension is set up for a driver focused and precise footing feel. It is designed to take multiple alloys wheels and tyre specifications to cater to owner’s wishes

    The 7th Generation had the same options but it only had one static alignment tuning settings which played into the aftermarket to cater for the adjustment requirements.

    Like the 7th gen the suspension can be adjusted for front and rear toe. Camber is not adjustable until you get outside factory spec see point two.(Aftermarket camber adjusters are there for the 8th gen.

    So before you roll into your favourite four wheel alignment place make sure you take the print out of this thread. Give the operator these setting and don’t follow the preset hunter settings.


    Pre-Alignment Checks

    For proper inspection and adjustment of the wheel alignment, do these checks:


    • Release the parking brake to avoid an incorrect measurement.


    • Make sure the suspension is not modified. (Honda and Mugen spec suspension are accepted within factory settings) Aftermarket suspension will need bespoke alignment from a alignment specialist.


    • Make sure the fuel tank is full, and that the spare tyre or the temporary repair kit, the jack, and the tools are in place on the vehicle.


    • Check the tyre size and tyre pressure according to tyre information.


    • Check the runout of the wheels and tyres , check trye wall for bulges and alloy buckling.


    • Check the suspension ball joints.- Inspect the Ball joint boots & Inspect Knuckle ball joint


    • Before doing alignment inspections, be sure to remove all extra weight from the vehicle, and no one should be inside the vehicle (driver or passengers).


    • Bounce the vehicle up and down several times to stabilize the suspension.


    • Check that the steering column is set at the centre tilt and telescopic position, hunter alignment shops will have a steering wheel holder tool to attain this.


    Front Caster Inspection

    Front caster angle:

    With 16 inch wheels: 3 ° 43 ' +10 ' -50 '
    With 17 inch wheels: 3 ° 47 ' +10 ' -50 '
    With 18 inch wheels: 3 ° 52 ' +10 ' -50 '
    (Maximum difference between the right and left side: 0 ° 30 ')
    If the measurement is within specifications, measure the front camber angle.
    If the measurement is not within specifications, check for bent or damaged suspension components.
    Front Camber Inspection

    Front camber angle:
    With 16 inch wheels: 0 ° 02 '±30 '
    With 17 inch wheels: 0 ° 00 '±30 '
    With 18 inch wheels: -0 ° 03 '±30 '
    (Maximum difference between the right and left side: 0 ° 30 ')


    • If the measurement is within specifications, measure the rear camber.
    • If the measurement is not within specifications, check for bent or damaged suspension components.

    Rear Camber Inspection


    Rear camber angle:
    With 16 inch wheels: -0 ° 50 '±30 '
    With 17 inch wheels: -1 ° 00 '±30 '
    With 18 inch wheels: -1 ° 12 '±30 '
    (Maximum difference between the right and left side: 0 ° 30 ')


    • If the measurement is within specifications, measure the toe-in.
    • If the measurement is not within specifications, check for bent or damaged suspension components.
    Front Toe Inspection/Adjustment
    Front toe-in: 0±2 mm (0±0.08 in.)


    Rear Toe Inspection/Adjustment

    Rear toe-in: 2±2 mm (0.08±0.08 in.)



    Turning Angle Inspection

    Turning angle:
    With 16 inch wheels:
    Inward: 39 ° 04 '±2 °
    Outward (reference): 31 ° 33 '
    With 17 inch wheels:
    Inward: 38 ° 58 '±2 °
    Outward (reference): 31 ° 28 '
    With 18 inch wheels:
    Inward: 36 ° 59 '±2 °
    Outward (reference): 30 ° 23 '

    Important.
    If the measurement is not within the specifications, even up both sides of the tie-rod threaded section length while adjusting the front toe. If it is correct, but the turning angle is not within the specifications, check for bent or damaged suspension components.
     
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  2. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Good info
    Everything ok with my car so far but good to know when i take it for alignment first time.
     
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  3. Mikem Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I am printing this thread and other threads off for my diesel 8th Generation file. Thanks IA :Thumbup:
     
  4. Racy Jace Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Can someone please confirm what can actually be adjusted on the 8th Generation. I've heard that camber can't be adjusted but I think the garages might just be lazy.
     
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  6. Racy Jace Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Cheers Zoran. That's what I thought. I may need my front camber adjusting as F1autos have blagged £40 off me for doing nothing!! Ragghh Angry face! . Im off to Dudley tomorrow to attempt to get it done for the 3rd time with some of that Hunter equipment stuff.
     
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  7. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    After re reading first post it seems that Camber is not adjustable front or rear,wait for CJ to confirm.
    Do go to that place in Dudley and check,lads that work there are good and you can watch him while he is working on the car.

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  8. Racy Jace Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    No camber adjustment? So if you hit a pot hole or clip a curb you can't correct it? That sucks. I'll see what results I get tomorrow hopefully it will be OK.
     
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  9. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    One question...

    how do you fix camber on European cars once you have passed the manufacturers guidelines ?
     
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  10. Racy Jace Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Im not sure that's why I'm asking. I just thought if a car goes 5 years of driving around and the settings go out for what ever reason. Can it be put back and corrected? If not what are you meant to do to keep it to the manufacturers guidelines?
     
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  11. Nick Allen Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Here is my before and after when I first got my tourer. sort of implies you can adjust the rear but not the front camber.

    This attachment was lost due to a bug in our old forum software before launching Honda Karma.
    If you are the author of this post, please try and re-upload this image for future members.
     
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  12. Racy Jace Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I had my tracking done for the 3rd time and all is well. The rear camber can't be adjusted with out spending money. As with most 8th gens the rear camber is out slightly but as there's no excessive tyre wear and its even, its all good:Thumbup:
    My front toe was pointing out like penguin feet which may explain the light steering and lack of feel but that may just be the Accord. My initial thought was that the steering now feels better but it was only a short journey home and I haven't used the car since. Until I do a few journeys to work and back through some twisty roads its hard to tell.

    After a quick google I found these

    HARDRACE - Performance Suspension Parts

    Rear camber Kit

    [h=1]Eibach Pro-Alignment These 3 rods allow maximum adjustment.[/h] 67540. 67540.
     
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  13. zombiRON New Member Getting Started

    Is there any one on the forum with the equipment to do these alignments? I'd rather pay someone who knows what they're doing, than my local garage who have repeatedly screwed up the alignment of my previous cars.
    I'm based not far from Doncaster, happy to travel for a professional service.
     
  14. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Welcome to Align My Car use it to find a garage close to you .
     
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  15. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Jace any chance of inserting the images again.
     
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  16. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Nick any chance of reinserting the image again?
     
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  17. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Zomiron any feedback did you find a garage near to Doncaster?