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do i need an alignment

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by colinb17, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. Apr 13, 2008 at 7:50 PM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    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.
    thanks for any imput
     
  2. Apr 13, 2008 at 11:34 PM
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    humanoid

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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?
     
  3. Apr 14, 2008 at 5:15 PM
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    colinb17

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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?
     
  4. Apr 14, 2008 at 5:19 PM
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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.
     
  5. Apr 14, 2008 at 6:37 PM
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    wat?
    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
     
  6. Apr 14, 2008 at 7:00 PM
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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.
     
  7. Apr 14, 2008 at 7:11 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    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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