Have you ever wanted to do your own alignments? Do you wish you could set up your car like a pro? These stands are the key.
Several years ago we ventured to create a product that worked like some of the very expensive variants out there used in formula car setup, but for passenger cars so you could do your own accurate alignment in your own garage, without setting up strings and struggling with unrepeatable results… Fast forward through a few revisions and here we are with the latest version of our favorite shop tool!
Version 3.0 is a nice update that brings the following upgrades:
-The ability to check toe without removing the wheels
-A new hub plate that fits both 4- and 5-bolt patterns. One hub plate fits most passenger cars under 4000lbs!
-Available laser accessory that allows you to check thrust angle and camber without any extra tools
Hub stands are a highly useful tool for adjusting your suspension. They bolt in place of your wheels, allowing the car to sit on the suspension while giving you full access. They make it easy to do your own accurate alignments as well as cornerweight the car and adjust ride height. Similar stands cost as much as $3000/pair! An excellent addition to a club tool set.
Each stand features four ball transfer wheels on the bottom and allow the suspension to change camber via pivot. This means the suspension has complete freedom of movement, so there’s no side load on your wheels as you set up the car. This means more consistent and accurate measurements, and no more bouncing / rolling the car each time you make an adjustment. The toe bar allows you to check toe easily and accurately with a couple of tape measures. By measuring camber off the hub plate, you can easily set both caster and camber. Setting thrust angle is simple and quick if you have four stands, a bit more complex without.
Made of steel And powder coated. Cut with a giant computer-controlled industrial laser to very close tolerances.
While you can push your car around the shop when it’s mounted on the stands, we don’t recommend it. They are not intended as a substitute for wheel dollies.
Each stand is rated for 1000 lbs.
You can use a smartphone app to check the camber. Simple as can be!
Scales not included. Sold in pairs – you can do your alignment two wheels at a time. If you wish to cornerweight the car, you will need four.
Instructions courtesy of Flyin’ Miata. Available here: