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mv6845 Mar 16, 6:07pm - #418473 
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Alignment question...

I just got some 17's and I was wondering if it would be a good idea to get an alignment done when they are installed?
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Eman Mar 16, 6:16pm - #418474 

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VBSURFER Mar 16, 6:19pm - #418475 

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make sure you get some 81270 (i think thats the number, it would be easy to find out) alignment kit offline...u can get it from jegs.com for like 20 bucks or so...b/c if you go to get an alignment they will say you need them and then charge you like 90 bucks for them...just some advice...but yes get an alignment

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InfernoSonoma Mar 16, 7:17pm - #418476 
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You don't need an alignment, when you get an alignment they will be aligning it to the same specs as if you had the stock wheels and tires on there..
You also don't need that alignment kit if your car is stock height, there is plenty of adjustment in the suspension for that, my gf just had her celica aligned with a 1.5" drop with no kit needed at all..
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mv6845 Mar 16, 8:22pm - #418477 
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Thanks for the heads up. I don't think I am going to need one.
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Psquared Mar 16, 8:47pm - #418478 
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you didn't change the suspension setup. No need for alignment.
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mv6845 Mar 16, 8:53pm - #418479 
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I got 17x7's with the stock suspension. No alignment needed. I went with a 205/45/17. Tires and wheels should look good.
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VBSURFER Mar 17, 4:08am - #418480 

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well if you got rims you should get springs too wink and you definately need an alignment if you do that...contrary to what InfernoSonoma's gf did...(p.s. thats not a dis, just facts...i dropped my car about 1.5 and you could just look and see it was way off alignment)

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sweetnuts4sale Mar 17, 10:26am - #418481 
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put 19's on my car 8 months ago and didn't get an alignment and everthing fine so...
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CARBON_SYPHER Mar 17, 12:37pm - #418482 
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i just got 17"s with a 2 inch eibach drop...i can see the lean in the tires...and i think i will have to have them aligned... will i need that kit to do so?

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InfernoSonoma Mar 17, 4:23pm - #418483 
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Originally Posted by VBSURFER
well if you got rims you should get springs too wink and you definately need an alignment if you do that...contrary to what InfernoSonoma's gf did...(p.s. thats not a dis, just facts...i dropped my car about 1.5 and you could just look and see it was way off alignment)


Even with an alignment the rear tires have more negative camber then the fronts do, so it still makes them look it out of alignment, stock celicas do too..
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