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Old 03-15-2012, 12:40 PM
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Default Alignment for lowered car

I'm looking for a shop that will be able to do an alignment on my RX8 once I get my coilovers on. I plan to go pretty low so it won't go on the average alignment rack. Anyone know of any good local shops that do lowered cars?
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:40 PM
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Default Re: Alignment for lowered car

I have no f'n idea, but there have been threads made in this section before and there is a shop list that is stickied. Utilize the search function.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:28 PM
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Vonderlehr Tire in downtown Richmond. They align lowered cars. If your car can get on the rack its all good.
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I got mine done at a local merchants and im slammed, but to be safe i went with the front bumper off and my muffler off so nothing would catch because the first time my lip got ripped off -___-. But theres a place in hampton called pro alignment (79.99) that can do it and also alignment pro i think it is but they charge alot. Merchants has plans where you can pay 79 for one, or 115$ for a year of free alignments and then there was a 2 year one. hopefully i was some help and good luck
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:21 PM
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Default Re: Alignment for lowered car

Yeah but some Merchants have their hourly oil change kids do alignments which consist of setting the toe and go because they can't do anything else with it if it is out. They pay techs jack nothing for the alignment so the techs don't want to do it. If your lucky you find one that has a set alignment tech and that is all he does.
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Default Re: Alignment for lowered car

Originally Posted by Woodrow View Post
I have no f'n idea, but there have been threads made in this section before and there is a shop list that is stickied. Utilize the search function.
agree and disagree... to be honest the search function on almost every forum on the internet sucks balls, you can type in one thing and get 3 million results that don`t have jack shit to do with the key word you are searching.

and to be on topic, Fire stone has never had an issue doing an alignment on any of the slammed vehicles i`ve had in the past and i`ve had some that you couldn`t roll a golf ball under. plus they have the lifetime alignment deal, pay once and you can get your car aligned every damn week if you want.

AND SCHLITZ: i have never seen anyone jump from green to red and back to green as often as you have. weirdo

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Old 03-15-2012, 10:47 PM
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Default Re: Alignment for lowered car

If you have your car alignment done before you "slam" the car, you should still be fine. Yes you will have a little more camber. TOE is the #1 tire killer. All that will be thrown out of spec is camber. Everything else should stay relatively close.
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Default Re: Alignment for lowered car

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agree and disagree... to be honest the search function on almost every forum on the internet sucks balls, you can type in one thing and get 3 million results that don`t have jack shit to do with the key word you are searching.

and to be on topic, Fire stone has never had an issue doing an alignment on any of the slammed vehicles i`ve had in the past and i`ve had some that you couldn`t roll a golf ball under. plus they have the lifetime alignment deal, pay once and you can get your car aligned every damn week if you want.

AND SCHLITZ: i have never seen anyone jump from green to red and back to green as often as you have. weirdo
All I can say is: Haters, gotta luv em.

^^ The above statement was ill advised.

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Default Re: Alignment for lowered car

Adrenaline Autoworks has a alignment rack flush with the ground, cars with even the lowest clearance roll right on.

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Old 03-16-2012, 05:49 PM
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Default Re: Alignment for lowered car

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agree and disagree... to be honest the search function on almost every forum on the internet sucks balls, you can type in one thing and get 3 million results that don`t have jack shit to do with the key word you are searching.
Dude, you know HOW many times this exact topic has been asked in this section? I type in alignment shop and here let me show you.
https://www.vadriven.com/forums/cent...lignment+shops
https://www.vadriven.com/forums/cent...lignment+shops
https://www.vadriven.com/forums/cent...lignment+shops
https://www.vadriven.com/forums/cent...lignment+shops
https://www.vadriven.com/forums/cent...lignment+shops
https://www.vadriven.com/forums/cent...lignment+shops
https://www.vadriven.com/forums/cent...lignment+shops
https://www.vadriven.com/forums/cent...lignment+shops
https://www.vadriven.com/forums/cent...lignment+shops


and to be on topic, Fire stone has never had an issue doing an alignment on any of the slammed vehicles i`ve had in the past and i`ve had some that you couldn`t roll a golf ball under. plus they have the lifetime alignment deal, pay once and you can get your car aligned every damn week if you want.
One thing you also need to ask them is if replacing any suspension parts void that lifetime or whatever deal they have. I know with Sears, if you go elsewhere to have a repair done and bring the car to them to re-align it, it is not free and voids your contract.
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