HPAcademy Motorsport Wheel Alignment Course

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Description

Want to go faster? You’re going to have to optimize your setup & alignment.

The first place to start for improving ANY racecar is focusing on suspension setup and the alignment settings. With the right alignment, you can shave seconds off your lap time or rally stage, and get ahead of the competition.

Take your racing back into your own hands

Most enthusiasts rely on a wheel alignment specialist at the local tire shop. Now, this might work great when it comes to stock road cars. But when it comes to optimizing the contact patch under hard cornering and braking — a road car setup just won’t cut it. 

To further that, you can’t take the tire shop to the racetrack. If you have an alignment setup for a dry track, and the weather changes, you’re most likely left at the back of the pack — chasing results with a sub-par setup.

Enter: Motorsport Wheel Alignment

This course will teach you everything you need to know about Motorsport Wheel alignment. You will learn a seven-step process that shows you how to align ANY car, teaching you the techniques used right up to LMP2, LMP1 and F1. 

Make changes for your car, based on real feedback

Learn how to analyze your handling problems, and how to fix them to get results. The seven-step process will teach you how to align your car based on the handling feedback you’re feeling out there on the racetrack. It will teach you a process you can apply to any car or motorsport.

But don’t alignment machines cost $10,000+?

If this all sounds a bit expensive, don’t worry. You’re probably used to seeing laser alignment machines on a four-post hoist — This is not what we use in the course. You will learn how to create your own string wheel alignment setup for under 400USD in tools and materials—keeping it cost-effective and portable.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
  • How Suspension Works
  • Race Alignment Fundamentals
  • A step-by-step Alignment Process
  • How to make a Low Cost Alignment System
  • More advanced topics like Roll Centre Adjustment
  • How to measure & optimize Camber, Caster and Toe

Course Curriculum

INTRODUCTION
How To Use This Course
Disclaimer
A Quick Clarification


BASICS OF SUSPENSION DESIGN
McPherson Strut
Double Wishbone
Multi Link
Live Axle
Lateral Axle Location
Anti-Roll Bars
Spring Rates
Damper Basics


WHEEL ALIGNMENT TERMINOLOGY
Camber
Toe
Castor
King Pin Inclination & Scrub Radius
Bump Steer & Roll Steer
Roll Centre
Ride Height
Ackerman Steering
Wheel Base & Wheel Track


ADJUSTABLE ALIGNMENT HARDWARE
Adjustability in a Stock Car
Eccentric Bolts
Suspension Arms
Camber Ajustable Strut Tops
Suspension Bushes
Roll Centre & Bump Steer Correction
Anti-Roll Bars


TYRE PRESSURE
How Tyre Pressure Affects Performance
Cold vs Hot Pressure
Nitrogen vs Air
Keeping Track of Tyre Pressure - Documentation
How to Optimise Your Tyre Pressures


ALIGNMENT EQUIPMENT
Commercial Alignment Specialists
String Alignment
Camber & Castor Gauges
Slip Plates & Turn Plates
Toe Plates


PRACTICAL SKILLS
Parallax Error
Setting Up Adjustable Suspension Arms
Adjusting Ride Height Using Coil Over Suspension
Measuring & Adjusting Camber
Measuring and Adjusting Castor
Measuring & Adjusting Toe
Setting Up a String Alignment System
Adjusting Anti-Roll Bars
Checking Suspension Bush Condition
Measuring & Adjusting Bump Steer


ANALYSING ALIGNMENT AT THE TRACK
Understanding What the Car is Doing
Driver-Induced Handling Issues
What to Adjust
Wet vs Dry Setup


THE HPA 7 STEP ALIGNMENT PROCESS
1. Setup Suspension Components
2. Setup Alignment Equipment
3. Check Base Alignment
4. Decide on Required Changes
5. Perform Alignment
6. Spanner Check
7. Test Results



TOYOTA 86 WORKED EXAMPLE
Introduction
1. Setup Suspension Components
2. Setup Alignment Equipment
3. Check Base Alignment
4. Decide on Required Changes
5. Perform Alignment
6. Spanner Check


MAZDA RX7 WORKED EXAMPLE
Introduction
Step 1: Setup Suspension Components
Step 2: Setup Alignment Equipment
Step 3: Check Base Alignment
Step 4: Decide on Required Changes
Step 5: Perform Alignment
Step 6: Spanner Check


HONDA INTEGRA WORKED EXAMPLE
Introduction
Step 1: Setup Suspension Components
Step 2: Setup Alignment Equipment
Step 3: Check Base Alignment
Step 4: Decide On Required Changes
Step 5: Perform Alignment
Step 6: Spanner Check