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This is the latest alignment system for the Mazda MX-5 Miata. Systems available for all years of Miata MX5 cars. Combining precisely fabricated lightweight Aluminum components and the time tested method of using a string box to create a perfect reference box around the car allowing you to adjust the alignment both the front and rear wheels for an efficient thrust angle and the amount of toe on each corner so that you can adjust for different track conditions or driving styles. This is the same method top teams, including Formula 1 and CART have used for years. With this system you can do a better job of aligning your own car than almost any alignment shop. This system has gone through many revisions/improvements over the last several years.
Why string? Try and find a laser that provides a .005 wide beam at a 10' distance for less than a few thousand dollars. A string based system provides the better or equal accuracy at a fraction of the cost and will work in both light and dark conditions. Try using a laser system in bright sunlight sometime. In addition - most if not all laser based systems use a ground based laser fixture that needs to be repositioned and indexed EVERY time the car is moved. If you cannot roll the car or jack the car up and down with the alignment tools in place, you are wasting a huge amount of time and losing accuracy as well due to the need to reindex the tool setup each time the car is moved. Using off the shelf lasers with aluminum tube stock as fixtures introduces an unacceptable amount of error as aluminum tube is easily bent and is not manufactured with the intent to use as a measurement tool or fixture. As a result there some degree of curvature to these tubes which can affect the end result. Like toeplates, if you cannot roll the car to settle or raise the car for adjustments, resetting the fixture will be required each time an adjustment is made. Counterweights provide a simple way to keep the string tight throughout the setup process.
System includes the powder coated frames, vinyl coated clips, rulers, instructions, and anodized horizontal string bars:
Which way are your wheels pointed? A complete manual describes the process of setting up the system and aligning your car. Alignments can be done at the track or in your garage. Why pay an alignment shop when you can do it yourself and know that it is correct? Speed up the setup process even more when you add our ICM Wheel Plates, Toe Stick, and Digital Camber Caster Gauge. Select your year of car from the options drop down menu.
I had this jig for my NA, just bought another one for my NB. The quality is excellent, price point is very fair. Light and easy to keep on the race trailer. I think it is great. There are some big fancy rigs that cost a lot more. If all you are going to string up is your Miata, this is the way to go! Kevin on 10th Apr 2017
Prior to using the Iron Canyon string alignment system, we had been using a repair shop laser system. For each Scca track, we had been changing our alignments at 80$ a clip. For 2/3 race cars each event, this purchase was a great money saver in addition to the ease with which our mechanic was able to learn the system and setup the cars. Unknown on 21st Sep 2016
I am new to car racing and have never seen a string jig before. This system is so easy to use and well constructed that my first attempt was a success. Well built, well thought out, everything included. Perfect!! KB Farrell on 22nd Jun 2015