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NOVA alignment shop?

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  1. Mar 3, 2020 at 2:53 PM
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    frontieragent

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    Anybody have recommendation for a reputable alignment shop? Just had it done at Exile Automotive and wasn’t happy. Drove out worse than I came in.

    VA or MD.

    thanks
     
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    do you need a specialized alignment? Or is your truck all stock?
     
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    Specialized alignment.
     
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    high tech in Chantilly does a good job.
     
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    heard bad things about them.
     
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    I’ve never used them for anything but an alignment... so take that for what it’s worth. They’re also overpriced in my opinion.

    but... they did a good job on mine.
     
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    DO NOT take your truck to High Tech Auto in Chantilly. They might have been good once but those days are gone. They royally fucked up my brand new billet Icon UCAs when I took them in to have them press the delta joints in. In addition to the tons of cosmetic damage to the UCAs they gouged the channel on one of them so that the retaining ring could be removed with your fingernail.
     
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    Mach V Motorsports in Sterling VA and Radial Tire in Silver Spring MD have been used with positive results by plenty of the local TW guys with aftermarket UCAs/suspension.
     
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    Well, there you go...

    Brian, does Danny still have an alignment guy in that area?
     
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    I'm not 100% certain but I think his alignment guy actually works at Mach V and might do alignments on the side for less than what the shop would charge. I think it might be the same guy who balanced my wheels/tires the last time around.
     
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    also look up GT Peace in Chantilly.

    @DOUBLLD is in here too
     
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    mach v is where my friends work and do all my alignments.
     
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    going to Mach v today. Hopefully they can help
     
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    Sweet let me know how they do as I'll need an alignment very soon too.
     
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    Just make sure you say I sent you.
     
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    Passenger side rubs more than driver side.

    6979096F-9A3C-465E-B14C-42D455AC8529.jpg
     
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    This is the alignmet sheet from Exile Off Road in Springfield VA and Mach V Motorsports in Sterling VA. Exile Tech jacked my ride up. It drove worse after i brought it in. Mach V Motorsports corrected the issue and got my desired specs on point. It drove straight and smoother on the road. Exile Off road charged $150 and Mach V Motorsports charged $135.


    DO NOT GO TO EXILE OFF ROAD FOR ALIGNMENTS!

    MACH V MOTORSPORTS is you place to go. They drove my car several times and put it back on the rack to make sure numbers didnt change.

    alignment.jpg
     
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    Did you just walk in to Mach V or make an appointment?
     
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    i called them at 10am this morning asking if they had time today. I came in at 3pm the today and walked out with a smile. That shop is awesome. And they have tons of subaru parts there.
     
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