u need special plates to measure toe without a machine, and even then its near impossible. for teh machine (the ones u see big shops use)
to be correct in measureing front toe the rear has to be set first.
.as the "incorrect info given" alarm goes off.
Toe is the EASIEST thing to adjust, in terms of alignment settings. Camber is nearly impossible without some sort of tool.
Here's how the budget racers set toe:
- Grab some yarn... find about 15' of it.
- tape the edge of the yarn to the passenger side tyre on the REAR. Make sure it's at 270" from a clockwise position (or, if you were looking directly at the wheel, it's got to be half the height of the tyre, towards the rear).
- tape the OTHER edge to the driver's side tyre at 90" (or, rear edge, half way the height). Make sure the string is snug.
Note: if the string is not shooting directly across (ie, hitting parts of the car), you will not get an accurate measurement. In this case, measure as high as you can where the string is free from obstruction between each tyre.
-Measure the string. Record it
-do the same for the front side of the tyres (or, the side towards the front end of the car).
-Measure the distance. Record it and compare. that determines how much your car is toe-in or toe-out. if the front measure is taking more string (or the larger distance)... you have more toe-out. and vice versa.
this is the cheapest way of doing it. Setting toe requires adjusting the tie rods. Granted, this is not the most accurate way, but it does help out and proves it's not "impossible" or "highly improbable" without the proper machines.