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Caliper Garage

Deluxe String Alignment Kit

Regular price
$69.95 USD
Regular price
$73.95 USD
Sale price
$69.95 USD

With this kit and some inexpensive tubing from your local hardware store, you’ll be able to measure toe and thrust angle on almost any car at home. Plastic parts are 3D printed from extremely durable plastic.

What makes our 3D printed parts different? It starts with our material—rather than using PLA plastic like most consumer printers, we print every kit with temperature resistant ABS plastic in our signature orange color. With similar chemistry to what you’ll find under the hood of modern cars, this material won’t melt, bend or crack when subjected to life at the race track. Everything is covered by the Caliper Garage Guarantee

Better plastic requires a better 3D printer, and we make every kit on an industrial machine from Fusion3 Design. It’s the size of a refrigerator and cost more than our race car, but the results are worth it.

Want even more strength? Choose carbon-fiber infused Nylon. This raw material is extremely expensive and difficult to print successfully, but we’ve mastered it. Alignment kits printed with this material are nearly indestructible and will likely outlive you. Each contains shredded carbon fiber inside Nylon plastic, giving them the perfect combination of strength and rigidity. Is this necessary? Probably not, but when have you regretted having the best tools available?

What’s Included:

  • Four universal vehicle hooks to hang the alignment tool from your car.

  • Eight connection blocks to connect the alignment pipes.

  • Six tubing pads to protect your paint.

  • 40’ of high-quality brightly colored alignment string.

  • Two plumb bobs to keep the string taught.

  • An extremely accurate alignment ruler.

  • 20 thumb screws to secure your tubing. 

  • Complete instructions explaining how to measure your car's alignment. 

What Else is Required to Measure Toe and Thrust Angle:

  • 3/4” OD tubing

Please note that you’ll still need a camber gauge to measure camber.

Like all 3D-printed parts, these kits are not perfect cosmetically. We focus on strength instead of a perfect appearance, so layer lines and minor imperfections will be visible.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Clopatofsky Jose
Great product , easy , affordable y technical

You save a lot of money and have an accurate tool. Delivery and service wonderful . Thanks

Deluxe string kit

The owner worked with me on getting my order to me in time to align my race car for the next event, even though he was dialing in a new production machine. I appreciate it. The deluxe kit went together really well. I am just slowly getting used to how tight I can tighten the thumb screws in the ABS plastic. So far so good and no complaints.

Jared Still
This is a great setup for the DIY alignment shop. aka "your garage"

Somehow I could just never spend the $600 for a string alignment setup.
My previous setup is also DIY and consist for surplus store camera suction mounts, some threaded rod, nuts and string.
That is how the current alignment was done, and it worked well.

There are also Longacre Turnplates (must have), Longacre Camber/Caster gauge and Intercomp scales. All of those were found used on Craigslist.

But the string setup was still lusted after, but, $600. It wasn't the money that bothered me, it was the fact that I just didn't see $600 there.

So then I learned of this setup from Caliper Garage, and ordered the ABS kit.

Rather than using metal tubing, 0.75 inch poplar dowel was used. light, cheap, and I'm less likely to damage the car with it.

All dowels were 4 ft, and cut as needed. The long pieces that traverse the width of the car are connected with PVC.

Everything was assembled, and clamp positions marked. The dowels were all stained to help prevent warpage.

The whole kit fits into a 5 ft piece of 4 inch (new) ABS sewer pipe.

If I could post pics, I would.

All told, I spent about $200 total for everything. Dowels are cheap, 4 inch ABS pipe is not.