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      04-12-2012, 02:54 AM   #1
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Lowering car, wheel alignment?

Lowering car with acs springs in the next couple days. Shop is insisting I do an alignment with the install. I'd prefer to wait a couple weeks just Incase if the springs settle a little more. Who is right? Shop or me?
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      04-12-2012, 03:43 AM   #2
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Lowering car with acs springs in the next couple days. Shop is insisting I do an alignment with the install. I'd prefer to wait a couple weeks just Incase if the springs settle a little more. Who is right? Shop or me?
You still need to do an alignment as soon as your wheels hit the pavement ~ don't want crooked tires messing things up for a few weeks right? Align it now and after a while, take it back and put it up and check. Shouldn't cost just to 'check', right?

Which reminds me, I needa go check mine soon. (Eibach Pro Kit springs)
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Lowering car with acs springs in the next couple days. Shop is insisting I do an alignment with the install. I'd prefer to wait a couple weeks just Incase if the springs settle a little more. Who is right? Shop or me?
Lowering the car will alter the camber angle at least and it will require re-aligning and adjusting to prevent uneven tyre wear - the shop is correct.
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My 550 msport was within specs on Acs after lowering and perfect wear after 14k miles
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