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Old 07-01-2009, 11:10 PM   #1
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ok i know this is gonna sound like a dumb question and it probably is but im gonna be runnin some 17x7 rims and was wondering if i have to have an alignment done? ive never had the opportunity to put after market rims on so this is kinda new to me, thanks alot guys
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:12 PM   #2
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If you just put wheels and tires on and the alignment was true before hand then no.
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17x7 is a waste of time

17x8 is not

a 'performance' alignment is a huge step over the stock **** numbers
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:58 AM   #4
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what do you mean by waste of time, the rims size itself or buying them is a waste? i got these rims for dirt cheap which is why im running them
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:25 AM   #5
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what do you mean by waste of time, the rims size itself or buying them is a waste? i got these rims for dirt cheap which is why im running them
It's your car, enjoy it the way you want

An alignment may not be necessary, but it's never a bad idea. The big questions would be how long ago was your last one? How rough are the roads you drive on (you live in MA, I live in MA...I already know the answer!)?

But in short, no, replacing wheels and tires does not mean you need an alignment.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:34 AM   #6
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lol if u live in mass you know our roads our a joke, and ive owned the car for 1 year exactly, there was an alignment done the day i picked the car up from the dealership. im going to get one i just dont have the cash right now. i was asking because if its bad for the car i just wouldnt put the rims on until i can afford an alignment
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