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Old 11-05-2013, 10:51 PM
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Alignment Issues

I bought the lifetime alignment from Firestone today and they were having some problems aligning my car due to it being "lowered" and the wheels are choppy.

These are my results:
Camber - FL -0.8 FR -1.4
Caster - FL 8.4 FR 8.1
Toe - FL .05 FR .05
SAI - FL 2.2 FR 8.3
Included Angle - FL 1.4 FR 6.9

Camber - RL -1.9 RR -1.7
Toe - RL .15 RR .16

One problem right away is my car isn't lowered all stock except I did replace my front shocks to Tokico HP blues and two LCA ball joints. I am replacing the rear shocks also when I get the chance probably tomorrow. I also went from 19" Rays to an 18" winter setup is there anything I should check or someone can think of as to why it would have a problem aligning my tires?
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i am gonna say it is cause u took it to firestone. i made that mistake once and never again will i take my car to them. go to a more reputable shop and get it done right.
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i am gonna say it is cause u took it to firestone. i made that mistake once and never again will i take my car to them. go to a more reputable shop and get it done right.
I think I might be leaning towards your answer; I went to a different Firestone closer to my house with my other car and the techs there seemed more knowledgeable about the Volvo I brought in. So, I will probably bring the G over to them to see if they give me the same diagnosis. I picked Firestone, because I saw they used Hunter machines and figured 160 bucks for lifetime alignment would be a good deal, lol.
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firestone does sell good deals for lifetime alignment, but they employ terrible alignment specialists that do the work.
I went through 3 shops before I found one that had a young guy who owned a pimped out lancer working on alignment station. He knew exactly what to do and was able to get my G as close to stock specs as possible even before I had installed camber kits.

So my advice, just find a mechanic that knows what he is doing. And if he owns a moded car, even better.
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firestone does sell good deals for lifetime alignment, but they employ terrible alignment specialists that do the work.
I went through 3 shops before I found one that had a young guy who owned a pimped out lancer working on alignment station. He knew exactly what to do and was able to get my G as close to stock specs as possible even before I had installed camber kits.

So my advice, just find a mechanic that knows what he is doing. And if he owns a moded car, even better.
I have a feeling I will probably have to do the same as you and visit a few different shops. I guess before I walk in I will cruise the parking lot and see what the techs drive, lol jk. I was just kind of like WTF are you talking about when the service manager said my car was lowered or modified and it was hard to align it. I also have never heard the term "choppy" and he said all four of them are, which is kind of weird since I literally replaced the front driver side less then a month ago due to a bulge.

It's been extremely hard to find a good shop or mechanic in my area that I fully trust with my car and with my wallet, lol.
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