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Alignment now or after lowering?

Old 04-Oct-2005, 05:27 PM
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Alignment now or after lowering?

I want to lower my EF.. but I need an alignment done.. but I'm wondering should I do it after i get the lowering.. or before.. I'm afraid that if i lower it, my mechanics can't get the car up onto the hoist that's whyI want to have it adjusted before lowering..
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Old 04-Oct-2005, 05:37 PM
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if you do an alignment now it will be a waste of money if you lowering your car afterwards. Get an alignment done after you lower it. Also, I might need an aftermarket camber kit also.

And don't worry, a lot of shops can do alignment on lowered cars.

EDIT: YOU might need an aftermarket camber kit, so save about of extra bucks for that.

sorry for the typo
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Old 04-Oct-2005, 08:57 PM
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Re: Alignment now or after lowering?

Originally posted by dragon208
I want to lower my EF.. but I need an alignment done.. but I'm wondering should I do it after i get the lowering.. or before.. I'm afraid that if i lower it, my mechanics can't get the car up onto the hoist that's whyI want to have it adjusted before lowering..
Also you mechanic can get your car on a hoist even if it is lowered, you just have to be creative.
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Old 04-Oct-2005, 11:07 PM
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It won't be that low. Do it after.
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Old 05-Oct-2005, 10:41 AM
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When I first lowered my car (at Tein specs) it was so low that my resonator was dragging. Alignment was done no problem. Then when I raised it back up an inch, I had to do another alignment
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do it a few days after driving the car lowered, let the susp settle and make sure you have the rims you want on there. cuz alighnment can change with diff wheels

13's to 17's is a big diff.

Yeah, drive the car for a week after you get it down then do a alighnment
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Old 05-Oct-2005, 12:37 PM
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Originally posted by HamiltonsIsuzu
do it a few days after driving the car lowered, let the susp settle and make sure you have the rims you want on there. cuz alighnment can change with diff wheels

13's to 17's is a big diff.

Yeah, drive the car for a week after you get it down then do a alighnment
I suggest you don't bring your good pair of wheels with the alignment, they clamp the wheels and usually leave scratches on them. My old shop did alignments and we scratched a lot of rims. It won't be very noticeable though.
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Old 05-Oct-2005, 04:12 PM
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U never do alignment before u want to adjust your height of the car. U do it after. Otherwise it defeats the purpose. Let it settle for a day or so and drive it for a while then do alignment.
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