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Old 03-04-2016, 03:48 PM   #1
twlai
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Default any good alignment shop around Boston metrowest area?

does anyone know of a good alignment shop around boston metrowest (natick) area?

i got new tires from townfair tires, but they told me they can't do the alignment because the rear is seized. Toe was out of spec. I don't know what he meant, maybe the bolt was seized.

I took it to Midas and they did it, the tech would not give me a paper print out.
they said the printer was broken. When I pushed them to show me their screen,
he told me that the rear was out of spec, but overall the car is aligned and go straight.

this morning i was travaling on 93, 70+mph, 26 degree, probably some black ice
on the road.
the car swayed suddenly like it was blown sideway. It was very scary.

i want some alignment specialist to look at it and make sure it is done right.

thanks in advance!
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Old 03-05-2016, 07:54 AM   #2
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The bolt that holds the rear most lateral link to the rear subframe (crossmember) has a cam on it that is used to adjust the rear toe. It's probably frozen solid and rusted to the bushing's sleeve and needs to be replaced.

I would recommend contacting FasTrack in Peabody. While not in the MetroWest, they know what they are doing when it comes to alignments and can make the necessary repairs as well. Just be up front that the rear toe cam bolt is seized and will need to be replaced.
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Old 03-10-2016, 11:41 AM   #3
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thank you, 03SubyWRX.

I will give FasTrack a call...
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:14 AM   #4
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While i'm a FasTrack customer and swear by Scott and his team, if you're metrowest and can't travel or get to FasTrack soon, call Firestone in Shrewsbury, ask for Jeff Areias. Tell him you got referred by MassSubaru on FB. I believe he is NOT there on Fridays and Sundays.
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