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Old 10-10-2000, 12:46 AM   #1
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Post corner weighting vs alignment

I'm pretty clueless about this stuff - just got my tein ha's installed but haven't corner weighted yet. Should i get my car corner weighted first, and then aligned, or vice versa. I'm just wondering if one has an effect on the other.


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Old 10-10-2000, 08:05 AM   #2
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Regardless of what your corner weights are, your alignment settings remain the same, either stock settings or what ever settings you feel are the best. Corner weights will determine spring rates and lengths, If you lowered your car,chances are you have stiffer and shorter springs, that inturn will increase negative camber and decrease your toe-in, due to the geometry of the suspension. Don't worry bout corner weights unless you want to re-distribute the weight of the car. Doing this can be very expensive and time consuming in the sense that you either have to move every moveable object in the car, or do the math and buy new springs... Also, shocks don't figure in to corner weights, all they do is dampen spring movement, Hope this all helped...

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Old 10-10-2000, 08:32 AM   #3
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If you've got HA's, then yes - do get the car corner weighted. That way your mechanic can adjust the weight distribution (via ride height) evenly. I'd sit in the driver's seat while he's working if you normally drive the car alone (and auto-x alone!). If you're anal during install and turn each spring perch so that they're each identical (left-right, not front-back, of course) your car will still have more weight on one side (yes I forget which side).

Corner weight, then get an alignment.
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