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alignment after sportline drop #278163 Sep 18, 1:37am Sep 18, 1:37am
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alignment after sportline drop
do i need to have a camber kit in order to correctly align my tires or can it be done without one? my two rear tires have negative camber (bent inwards) and i am going to get an alignment this weekend to fix it but i wanna know if i need a camber kit. if i do, which do you guys suggest. and how much does alignment on a lowered car run? i have paid like 70 bucks for front and back at pepboys before, but does it cost the same no matter how bad your alignment is?

Re: alignment after sportline drop [Re: hector] #278164 Sep 18, 3:05am Sep 18, 3:05am
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dood, no matter how much they try they will never get your alignment back to stock specs once you have lowered your car... if you let go of your steering wheel and you still somewhat drive in a straight line, then dont bother... I lowered mine with the same springs and I have not noticed a difference in my alignment... thumbsup


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Re: alignment after sportline drop [Re: DJ_Curtiz] #278165 Sep 18, 9:52am Sep 18, 9:52am
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you need to get an alignment...

the alignment wont just fix if your car is going strait... it also adjusts toe, and if your toe is messed up your tire treadlife is gonna go to shit.

Re: alignment after sportline drop [Re: spaztikid] #278166 Sep 18, 10:07am Sep 18, 10:07am
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I just got my alignment on my car with sportlines.


It still kinda pulls one way a little if i let go of the wheel but i dont notice it when i drive.

It really fixed the cambers on my wheels though. The tops of the back wheels were waaaay in and the bottom was waaay out.

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Re: alignment after sportline drop [Re: GTSbyTRD] #278167 Sep 18, 10:26am Sep 18, 10:26am
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i've had my sportlines in for a couple months now with no alignment but it doesn't feel like i need one. it doesn't lean or pull to either side when i drive. i plan on getting one though, ust not sure when.


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Re: alignment after sportline drop [Re: spaztikid] #278168 Sep 18, 11:23am Sep 18, 11:23am
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
you need to get an alignment...

the alignment wont just fix if your car is going strait... it also adjusts toe, and if your toe is messed up your tire treadlife is gonna go to shit.


you need to get it fixed

Re: alignment after sportline drop [Re: RaptorGTS] #278169 Sep 18, 12:08pm Sep 18, 12:08pm
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thats why they have tire rotation rolleyes


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Re: alignment after sportline drop [Re: DJ_Curtiz] #278170 Sep 18, 12:17pm Sep 18, 12:17pm
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once the car is lowered, the rear cambers cannot be adjusted back to stock specification. two Performance shops told me this at least once.


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Re: alignment after sportline drop [Re: DJ_Curtiz] #278171 Sep 18, 1:25pm Sep 18, 1:25pm
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Originally Posted by DJ_Curtiz
thats why they have tire rotation rolleyes


i had this done on thursday with my oil change thumbsup

Re: alignment after sportline drop [Re: defyenz] #278172 Sep 18, 1:55pm Sep 18, 1:55pm
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true, you can't get it back to stock specs. stock has the wheel nearly perfectly straight up and down, however, you can get it back to within a tolerable range that will significantly increase the longevity of your tires. if you don't mind throwing out about a grand a year in tires, then don't get it aligned. but it's definately worth the money if you're a broke college student like me, cheaper to maintain than replace thumbsup.

Re: alignment after sportline drop [Re: narcolepsy123456] #278173 Sep 19, 8:08am Sep 19, 8:08am
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so do you need the camber kit for the alignment? i understand that you will never get it back to stock, but even just to adjust them back to tolerable range, do you need a camber kit. and if you do an alignment without the camber kit and get it back to tolerable settings, will i get worse quicker w/ out the camber kit? and how much did you guys pay for the alignment?...i am asking all these questions because rear tires are pretty bad. / \ <---thats what they look like..obviously not that bad..but you guys get the point. and it just only settled in like 3 weeks ago, ive just been lazy about it thumbsup

Re: alignment after sportline drop [Re: hector] #278174 Sep 19, 8:09am Sep 19, 8:09am
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oh and thanx for the quick response guys thumbsup

Re: alignment after sportline drop [Re: hector] #278175 Sep 19, 7:04pm Sep 19, 7:04pm
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My tires would sit almost perfectly vertical and my toe is how I wanted it in the back. I got the alignment specs I wanted on a lowered car. I'm sure they would have gone to Toyota's specs which leaves a clearance for the alignment. Plus or minus this and that. My alignment isn't corner weighted and balanced nor perfect, but better than a 30,000 mile old Celica or new for that matter. Damn straight there. Everybody must be going to the wrong places. Spend a little and get alot. Just make sure everything is set on you're car like it's going to be for a while. Change something on the suspension like springs and get another alignment and spend the money again. I also have adjustable camber links, camber plates (coilovers), and end links, so it's easier to dial it in.

Re: alignment after sportline drop [Re: hephaestus] #278176 Sep 19, 7:39pm Sep 19, 7:39pm
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You should get your alignment done. I lowered my car and I've noticed when I'm going above 80 mph, the steering wheel feels a little "shaky". I don't think this happens to everyone, but this is just one thing that has happen to me when I put in my Eibach Pro-kit springs.

Re: alignment after sportline drop [Re: specsgt] #278177 Sep 19, 10:55pm Sep 19, 10:55pm
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Re: alignment after sportline drop [Re: specsgt] #278178 Sep 19, 10:55pm Sep 19, 10:55pm
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where are you guys getting your rear camber links?...please suggest a website because im puttin my rims on soon..ive done tons of searches on this thread regarding "eibach sportline or tanabe superdowns" and its always half and half with the responses...might as well get em and ovoid the tire wearissue, which im really concerned about..

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