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Old 03-28-2013, 11:05 AM   #8226
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Why not do your own alignment? Some thin string, 2 jack stands, flat surface and a ruler that shows 1/16th increments.
I can get toe, but I'm more worried about getting the camber correct.

I used a shop up the street from me to install my camber bolts I'm the rear and they didn't install the washer with the tab, and when I hit the truck the bolts bent and sheared because of that. I'm never trusting that shop again..
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:11 AM   #8227
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Well a WRX Concept Video was released on YouTube. Video to me looks terrible
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:18 AM   #8228
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I can get toe, but I'm more worried about getting the camber correct.

I used a shop up the street from me to install my camber bolts I'm the rear and they didn't install the washer with the tab, and when I hit the truck the bolts bent and sheared because of that. I'm never trusting that shop again..
Firestone is the one thats been recommended to me, but i'm looking to get setup to do my own, from what i've seen no one knows how to install camber bolts.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:56 AM   #8229
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Anyone know of car washes that are low-friendly? And where is a good shop to get a 4-wheel suspension setup (camber, caster, toe)? Gonna throw the coilovers on the car this weekend and dump it.
The do it your self one next to Wendy's on alpine.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:06 PM   #8230
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The do it your self one next to Wendy's on alpine.
Seriously, the oil change shop with the riced out Lancer out front?
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:12 PM   #8231
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Seriously, the oil change shop with the riced out Lancer out front?
Haha I was talking about car washes. Firestone on 28th st for alignments.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:42 PM   #8232
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Pep boys does alignments for 64.99 and they have a 10 dollar coupon online.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:58 PM   #8233
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Pep boys does alignments for 64.99 and they have a 10 dollar coupon online.
But would you trust them with dialing the suspension in to the specs you want, and properly install your aftermarket camber bolts?

That job seems a bit above their paygrade.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:10 PM   #8234
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I think any alignment is a bit above pepboys pay grade lol
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:29 PM   #8235
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Lol, ya maybe but I'm still stock suspension so ya they can do mine. Havnt found cheap set of coils yet.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:47 PM   #8236
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Haha I was talking about car washes. Firestone on 28th st for alignments.
Firestone or roll your own alignment. Its really not that hard. If you have a measuring tape and jack stands.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:48 PM   #8237
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If you really want to get techy. I know a guy who can corner balance.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:51 PM   #8238
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OTS maps or custom tunes? that can make a difference, OTS maps tend to run rich.
Cobb OTS stage 2
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:55 PM   #8239
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Firestone or roll your own alignment. Its really not that hard. If you have a measuring tape and jack stands.
How do you set up camber, while at ride height, with jack stands and a tape measure?
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:06 PM   #8240
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No keep car on level ground and use a level with some bolts to contact the rim, simple trig and you have a camber angle

Adjust camber, roll car around to remove hysteresis, and remeasure. Its time consuming but much more accurate than a rack run by an incompetent tech
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:08 PM   #8241
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Search theres a million threads. Dirty Impreza has some great info too.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:15 PM   #8242
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Search theres a million threads. Dirty Impreza has some great info too.
Don't tell me to search if you're the one that suggested the method, haha. You can't throw out something without citing your work Rob.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:19 PM   #8243
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Its a sticky in the suspension forum
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1326323
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:28 PM   #8244
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Easier to explain in person.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:35 PM   #8245
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Easier to explain in person.
You'll have your opportunity tonight then.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:44 PM   #8246
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You'll have your opportunity tonight then.
What time are you guys thinking? It's going to be busy there tonight.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:56 PM   #8247
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What time are you guys thinking? It's going to be busy there tonight.
I think around 6. Aron, you'll probably get there around 5:45ish?
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:10 PM   #8248
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Yeah it'll be packed. I'm shooting for just before 6. If it's too packed we can at least meet up there and figure out somewhere else to go.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:11 PM   #8249
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Yeah it'll be packed. I'm shooting for just before 6. If it's too packed we can at least meet up there and figure out somewhere else to go.
That was my thought too. Is there a basketball game or something?
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:25 PM   #8250
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That was my thought too. Is there a basketball game or something?
It's $.60 boneless wing Thursday. And I'll be there when ever. I didn't work today.

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