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Old 09-02-2010, 07:11 PM   #1
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Alignment

How often do you do an alignment?

Stock size tires and suspension (TRD).

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Old 09-02-2010, 08:19 PM   #2
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at least every time you replace the tires.
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:20 AM   #5
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getting mine done today for the first time since i've owned it....
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:27 AM   #6
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I take my cars in for alignments when they need them. I don't take them in on a routine basis. It's not preventative maintenance.
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:07 PM   #7
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Do you not consider it preventative maintenance to increase the life of your tires?
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:11 PM   #8
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When i got my tires they told me every 5000 miles. That reminds me im a little overdue by a few thousand miles
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thats just to make sure they are still aligned though
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:22 PM   #10
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When i got my tires they told me every 5000 miles. That reminds me im a little overdue by a few thousand miles
I could see (and recommend) rotating every 5000 miles - every oil change, but not an alignment. I couldn't imagine popping down another $50+ every time you changed your oil...
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I could see (and recommend) rotating every 5000 miles - every oil change, but not an alignment. I couldn't imagine popping down another $50+ every time you changed your oil...
yea thts kinda why i havent done it in a while
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LOOK at your tires. Uneven tread wear, get your alignment checked out. If everything looks fine you're more than likely ok
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I didn't, in any way, hint at an alignment every oil change. I did however, read an article that recommended one every year. I guess I am only curious because I've had a car with a bad alignment record before. When I did finally have it aligned i was stuck with tires that had a "whomp, whomp, whomp" tone (related to wear I couldn't SEE).
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no feathering either??

dont mean to set it in stone as far as pass fail with a visual inspection..just a good start i think
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I wouldn't go as long as "Every tire change" or those tires changes will be closer together than needed.

I also would recommend the "life time alignment" from a place like Firestone...I got mine aligned 3 times in a week as I adjusted my lift and had it settle. Then I go if I can feel an issue or once a year...which ever comes first.
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