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Old 03-03-2011, 02:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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so i dropped my car and had to do the aligment but i think someone said im gonna have to get it done once in a while??
idk if thats true

does anybody know? if so how often do i need to get it done?
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Whenever you let go of the steering wheel and the car doesn't go straight?
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You should get an alignment 2 weeks after changing your ride height. Then if you get funny wear patterns on your tires or you hit a pot hole or curb your car and your steering wheel pulls to one side.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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specs for wrong gen
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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For dropping the car, I'd definitely get an alignment done. I get mine done at the first tire change that I do while its under my ownership or if I know it is out of alignment through abnormal tire wear or if car pulls to a side or if the steering wheel is off. I'm currently in need of an alignment due to some driving on a rough gravely road with ruts that has made my steering wheel slightly off-center, it doesn't appear to be affecting my mileage at the moment but it can't be good in some way or another.

I'd prefer to get it as exact as possible. Any advice on what type of tire shop to go to get the most accurate alignment. My last car the sheet I got was within spec in the after section but was still off towards the edge of some of the specs, it seems they didn't care how close they got it as long as it met spec. With a car designed for MPG in mind, I refuse to go to someone who won't get it as exact as physically possible, especially for toe.
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Look for a small independant shop that takes pride in their work and your car rather than the big chain tire/brake/muffler boxes.
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i feel like my car got a little higher instead of lower !
the gaps used to be two stacked fingers high now its almost or maybe more than 3!
thats stupid...

does anybody know y? or any advice?
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You could try hauling around contracting supplies as well as land scaping.
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The springs could be on upside down, or swapped front/rear. It happens.
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The springs could be on upside down, or swapped front/rear. It happens.

The shop you used might have put the rear springs in the front...i've seen this happen a couple of times from shops that are clueless
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