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Mar 16, 8:27pm - #127270 
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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Mar 16, 8:28pm - #127271 
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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Mar 16, 8:30pm - #127272 
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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Mar 16, 10:14pm - #127273 
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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Mar 16, 10:37pm - #127274 
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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Mar 16, 11:22pm - #127275 
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.

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Mar 16, 11:24pm - #127276 
Firestone wtf

can you say roll over grin

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Mar 16, 11:26pm - #127277 
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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Mar 16, 11:48pm - #127278 
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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Mar 17, 3:53pm - #127279 
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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Mar 17, 4:21pm - #127280 
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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Mar 17, 4:41pm - #127281 
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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Mar 17, 5:05pm - #127282 
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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Mar 17, 5:08pm - #127283 
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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Mar 17, 5:12pm - #127284 
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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