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Unread 01-04-2016, 09:52 AM   #1
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Tool Question? Need to know best option on Magnetic angle finder?

What would you say is highest quality magnetic angle finder on the market? Just looking for options to setup Savvy/Currie short arms on TJ build for proper pinion angles. Any suggestions? What brands do you use? Budget versus Quality?

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Unread 01-04-2016, 11:53 AM   #2
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I got one from home depot. Check it against a level if you don't trust it.
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my cheap HF one is darn near spot on, but we have a more expensive one we got off amazon with a slip screen to see it easier, but as far as accuracy it is dead on with the HF one.
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Thanks, after further review I found one @Rural King made in USA-even cheap! 8$ works for me.
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I've got one of those, it's nice when things are level, but you can't change the zero mark. But $8 it's fine I usually use my digital magnetic angle finder, or my smaller magnetic angle finder that has a re-settable zero. It's nice in tight spaces, and has very fine markings (sometimes thats good, sometimes it's hard to read)
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If I measure the angle of garage floor and subtract that angle from pinion angle, I shouldn't be too far off ? Or is there another trick to settings zero to get more accurate measurements? Is there a reference point on frame that can be trusted?
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subtracting works. You just have to remember to do that.
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