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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:09 pm    Post subject:  Alignment Reply with quote

Installed new tires and got the wheel aligned. Here are the spec sheets;


Does this look good, any recommendations?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:47 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Looks like they corrected some issues, however they like to live in the "acceptable" range vs the "perfect" range on some of the values.

Also, dont know if there is a difference, but they are using the 05 Impala EXCEPT SS / Police on your SS

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:13 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Don't know if there is a difference, but they are using the 05 Impala EXCEPT SS / Police on your SS


I noticed that after I left, will be taking it back this weekend to get an explanation and to have some more adjustment made .

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:59 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

No way! Wtf happened to your camber on the left front?!? It was fine before and now it's way to high. Also I would ask them why they didn't swing caster and don't include that info on the printout because that can be extremely important to know. Also your rear tires are going to get ruined because they need more toe for that 1 degree of camber on each side. Your rear total toe should be close to positive .20 to match that camber. There should never be negative toe on the rear. Lastly, since there are toe adjusters on the rear, there is no reason not to make toe match and get rid of your thrust angle on the rear. Only reason would be if your adjuster was seized and it obviously was not since they made a anal against on the rear. This is a lazy alignment and it's not done very well.

As a side note, you obviously do not check your alignment very often because it is terrible!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:30 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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As a side note, you obviously do not check your alignment very often because it is terrible!


I don't thing anybody does. The last time I had it checked was when I got new tires 2 years ago. Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:24 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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As a side note, you obviously do not check your alignment very often because it is terrible!


I don't thing anybody does. The last time I had it checked was when I got new tires 2 years ago. Laughing


I agree, too costly to get it checked often. I keep an eye on tire wear and driving characteristics.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:30 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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As a side note, you obviously do not check your alignment very often because it is terrible!


For the last two month I've been doing front suspension work, lower control arms, outer tie rods, endlinks. etc. I created a few posts on the subject, that's why I knew I needed a wheel alignment. I get an alignment every year with Firestone's free lifetime alignment service. Free alignment every 6 months or 6 thousand miles. I got it for the truck 9 years ago for about $100 and have had 15 alignments done since then. I'll be getting another soon, I have to change the gearbox. So the alignment service has paid for itself many times over. I wish i knew what spec are the best, then I world tell them to set the alignment to those specs.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:36 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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PushrodPower wrote:
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As a side note, you obviously do not check your alignment very often because it is terrible!


I don't thing anybody does. The last time I had it checked was when I got new tires 2 years ago. Laughing


I agree, too costly to get it checked often. I keep an eye on tire wear and driving characteristics.


Big o tires does free alignment checks!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:11 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Big o tires does free alignment checks!


Nothing around here like that. I cant remember ever seeing a free alignment check anywhere local to me

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ScottMPala wrote:
Big o tires does free alignment checks!


Nothing around here like that. I cant remember ever seeing a free alignment check anywhere local to me


Nope. No big o tires in ny

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:19 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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ScottMPala wrote:
Big o tires does free alignment checks!


Nothing around here like that. I cant remember ever seeing a free alignment check anywhere local to me


I can get a 'free' check of my alignment at the dealer with an oil change if I ask... usually don't bother unless I have a reason to suspect the alignment might be out.

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Pitch Black SS wrote:
ScottMPala wrote:
Big o tires does free alignment checks!


Nothing around here like that. I cant remember ever seeing a free alignment check anywhere local to me


I can get a 'free' check of my alignment at the dealer with an oil change if I ask... usually don't bother unless I have a reason to suspect the alignment might be out.


Working for a tire dealer had shown me the value of frequent checks for your tire life. Lots of tire warranties are voided for the want of an alignment. People with poorly worn tires often tell me they didn't Bother to check the alignment because they did not feel it pulling. I tell them you can't feel your tires wearing improperly, but the tires are worn out just the same. Obviously it would be too expensive to do several assignments a year but having it checked for free is like getting your prostate checked; painful but it just may save your ass. Also most shops (around here anyway) offer discounted packages for multiple alignments. We offer 3 years of alignments for 150, up to 5 a year and we always do our best to ensure that the vehicle will wear tires as well as can be as well as handle safely

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