My 04 Civic has the same track of 57.8 inches front and back and it's a snap to set with a string. My problem with a first gen 3 is that Mazda says the track is 17mm less in the rear, which is 8.5mm on each wheel. Half a millimeter isn't much but with all the variables in consideration it does make it hard to set the string. It's a lot of fussing around until you are confident that you have it right. You can do it, but it's a real PITA.
For the front end which we are most often concerned with, the Trackace eliminates all of that. If you lock the steering wheel level, you can set total toe without much hassle.
It would be nice if it could be used on the rear wheels as well, and I am tossing around a few ideas on that. It's not a Hunter, but it is pretty accurate and takes much less time to set up.
BTW on the Civic my steering wheel was at 12:30 which really ticked me off. By leveling the wheel and stringing it I was able to determine that the left wheel was toed out and the right wheel was toed in. I set the left wheel to the string and using the Trackace for final adjustments on the right, I had a nice level wheel and ended up with a total toe in of about 3' or +0.05*. Pretty good tool for a hundred bucks.
My other car is a Honda Civic...
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