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New rims - need alignment? #127270 Mar 16, 8:27pm Mar 16, 8:27pm
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New rims - need alignment?
Ok this may sound dumb, but the idiots at Firestone told me that you need an alignment when you get new rims/tires. Is this true? I've never heard of this...


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Re: New rims - need alignment? [Re: Evan] #127271 Mar 16, 8:28pm Mar 16, 8:28pm
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bullshit. theyr tryin to make some extra money. if anything you need to get your new rims balanced, but definately not alighnment


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Re: New rims - need alignment? [Re: NorwayGT] #127272 Mar 16, 8:30pm Mar 16, 8:30pm
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
bullshit. theyr tryin to make some extra money. if anything you need to get your new rims balanced, but definately not alighnment


I figured. Idiots.

Well they'll be sorry when I take my tire purchase elsewhere smile


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Re: New rims - need alignment? [Re: Evan] #127273 Mar 16, 10:14pm Mar 16, 10:14pm
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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by NorwayGT
bullshit. theyr tryin to make some extra money. if anything you need to get your new rims balanced, but definately not alighnment


I figured. Idiots.

Well they'll be sorry when I take my tire purchase elsewhere smile


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Re: New rims - need alignment? [Re: Evan] #127274 Mar 16, 10:37pm Mar 16, 10:37pm
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Well you do need to get ur speedometer checked bcuz it may be off by a couple miles depending on how big/small you go in rim size.

Re: New rims - need alignment? [Re: Sultan] #127275 Mar 16, 11:22pm Mar 16, 11:22pm
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Well.. if the radius of the wheel (Not just rims) is different compare to your old wheels, most likely you will need an alignment...
P.S.Correct me if I'm wrong.

Re: New rims - need alignment? [Re: Evan] #127276 Mar 16, 11:24pm Mar 16, 11:24pm
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Firestone wtf

can you say roll over grin

Re: New rims - need alignment? [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #127277 Mar 16, 11:26pm Mar 16, 11:26pm
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Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa
Well.. if the radius of the wheel (Not just rims) is different compare to your old wheels, most likely you will need an alignment...
P.S.Correct me if I'm wrong.

yea, the diamiter of the rim doesnt have any impact on the caster/camber/toe/all that other stuff. a bigger rim will however make it so that you spedometer will say that your going slower than you really are


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Re: New rims - need alignment? [Re: LiGhTniNgGT-S] #127278 Mar 16, 11:48pm Mar 16, 11:48pm
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Originally Posted by LiGhTniNgGTS
Well you do need to get ur speedometer checked bcuz it may be off by a couple miles depending on how big/small you go in rim size.


Got that taken care of wink

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1869783517_0_collapsed_5__1.html


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Re: New rims - need alignment? [Re: Evan] #127279 Mar 17, 3:53pm Mar 17, 3:53pm
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i was just at tires plue the other day when i put my rims on and they told me i dont need an alignment when switching my rims, but when i switched them every time i broke 70 my steering whelel would shake from left to right constantly, does this mean i do need an alignment?


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Originally Posted by eric_h
i was just at tires plue the other day when i put my rims on and they told me i dont need an alignment when switching my rims, but when i switched them every time i broke 70 my steering whelel would shake from left to right constantly, does this mean i do need an alignment?


No, it means you need your tires balanced properly.


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Re: New rims - need alignment? [Re: Evan] #127281 Mar 17, 4:41pm Mar 17, 4:41pm
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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by eric_h
i was just at tires plue the other day when i put my rims on and they told me i dont need an alignment when switching my rims, but when i switched them every time i broke 70 my steering whelel would shake from left to right constantly, does this mean i do need an alignment?


No, it means you need your tires balanced properly.


had em balanced still does that


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Re: New rims - need alignment? [Re: eric_h] #127282 Mar 17, 5:05pm Mar 17, 5:05pm
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Originally Posted by eric_h
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i was just at tires plue the other day when i put my rims on and they told me i dont need an alignment when switching my rims, but when i switched them every time i broke 70 my steering whelel would shake from left to right constantly, does this mean i do need an alignment?


No, it means you need your tires balanced properly.


had em balanced still does that


Take them somewhere else to be balanced.

If your car was out of alignment, you would drift to one side while driving in a straight line. Does that happen? Or is it just the shaking at high speed?


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Re: New rims - need alignment? [Re: Evan] #127283 Mar 17, 5:08pm Mar 17, 5:08pm
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Originally Posted by Evan
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Originally Posted by eric_h
i was just at tires plue the other day when i put my rims on and they told me i dont need an alignment when switching my rims, but when i switched them every time i broke 70 my steering whelel would shake from left to right constantly, does this mean i do need an alignment?


No, it means you need your tires balanced properly.


had em balanced still does that


Take them somewhere else to be balanced.

If your car was out of alignment, you would drift to one side while driving in a straight line. Does that happen? Or is it just the shaking at high speed?



it shakes at high speeds and sometimes will tweak off but to different sides of the road, the guy said that is normal with low pro tires but im concerned mainly about the shaking and what the problem is


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Re: New rims - need alignment? [Re: eric_h] #127284 Mar 17, 5:12pm Mar 17, 5:12pm
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Originally Posted by eric_h
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[quote=eric_h]i was just at tires plue the other day when i put my rims on and they told me i dont need an alignment when switching my rims, but when i switched them every time i broke 70 my steering whelel would shake from left to right constantly, does this mean i do need an alignment?


No, it means you need your tires balanced properly.


had em balanced still does that


Take them somewhere else to be balanced.

If your car was out of alignment, you would drift to one side while driving in a straight line. Does that happen? Or is it just the shaking at high speed?



it shakes at high speeds and sometimes will tweak off but to different sides of the road, the guy said that is normal with low pro tires but im concerned mainly about the shaking and what the problem is [/quote]

Typically, if you're out of alignment you go to one side or the other.. but not both.

Weird confused


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