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hector
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hector Sep 18, 8:37am - #278163 

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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?
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DJ_Curtiz Sep 18, 10:05am - #278164 
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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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spaztikid Sep 18, 4:52pm - #278165 
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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.
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GTSbyTRD Sep 18, 5:07pm - #278166 

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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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defyenz Sep 18, 5:26pm - #278167 

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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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RaptorGTS Sep 18, 6:23pm - #278168 
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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
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DJ_Curtiz Sep 18, 7:08pm - #278169 
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thats why they have tire rotation rolleyes

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booyaolian Sep 18, 7:17pm - #278170 
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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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defyenz Sep 18, 8:25pm - #278171 

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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
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narcolepsy123456 Sep 18, 8:55pm - #278172 

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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.
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hector Sep 19, 3:08pm - #278173 

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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
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hector Sep 19, 3:09pm - #278174 

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oh and thanx for the quick response guys thumbsup
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hephaestus Sep 20, 2:04am - #278175 
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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.
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specsgt Sep 20, 2:39am - #278176 
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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.
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xplodeloadz Sep 20, 5:55am - #278177 
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xplodeloadz Sep 20, 5:55am - #278178 
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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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