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Evan Mar 17, 3:27am - #127270 

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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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NorwayGT Mar 17, 3:28am - #127271 

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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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Evan Mar 17, 3:30am - #127272 

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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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Sultan Mar 17, 5:14am - #127273 

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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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LiGhTniNgGT-S Mar 17, 5:37am - #127274 
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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.
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RoMkApOmKa Mar 17, 6:22am - #127275 

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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...
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v3n0m Mar 17, 6:24am - #127276 

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Firestone wtf

can you say roll over grin
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NorwayGT Mar 17, 6:26am - #127277 

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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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Evan Mar 17, 6:48am - #127278 

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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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eric_h Mar 17, 10:53pm - #127279 

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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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Evan Mar 17, 11:21pm - #127280 

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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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eric_h Mar 17, 11:41pm - #127281 

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Originally Posted by Evan
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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

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Evan Mar 18, 12:05am - #127282 

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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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eric_h Mar 18, 12:08am - #127283 

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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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Evan Mar 18, 12:12am - #127284 

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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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