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Old 04-13-2008, 07:50 PM   #1
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do i need an alignment

i'm thinking about putting a leveling kit on my 07, and i'm wondering if by just putting the strut extenders will throw off the alignment a little. if so, i need to do if within a week so that when i get the leaf spring tsb done next weekend, i get the free alignment.
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Old 04-13-2008, 11:34 PM   #2
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Just get everything done first and then get the alignment when it's all said and done. I don't know what strut extenders are, but I think you mean spacers for your coils, correct?
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yeah, sorry about the mix-up, i meant coil spacers. so you think that the spacers will tilt the tires enough to make them wear wrong? or do you think it would be more of a steering/vibration issue?
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All I added was a 1.25" spacer and my camber was out of spec so I recommend the alignment. Although out of spec may not be bad its one less thing to worry about.
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yeah, sorry about the mix-up, i meant coil spacers. so you think that the spacers will tilt the tires enough to make them wear wrong? or do you think it would be more of a steering/vibration issue?
i added 2.5" spacers that went above the coils and above the top mount and mine was off a lil bit. i drove around a month or so w/o an alignment, but i could tell it was sitting a little off. after the alignment everything is peachy
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thanks for all of the help guys. i gues that leads me to my next question. do i need a full alignment, or just one specific area (i.e. caster). and what is a good price for one.
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thanks for all of the help guys. i gues that leads me to my next question. do i need a full alignment, or just one specific area (i.e. caster). and what is a good price for one.
u'll need a full front alignment. i'm sure that once they get tweaking one thing, its going to throw another out of whack. i think mine was done at the stealer for $65 or so
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