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Got my
booked in at Profile next Friday for its 1st service and having a set of Eibachs fitted


Question is, do I need to get the alignment/tracking sorted out after the springs have settled as looking at posts regarding Eibachs some people have mentioned it - others have not????

Thanks in advance
Dave

PS. Note to myself - leave credit card at home when I go to Profile
 

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Gary told me to get my tracking done/checked after about 1000 miles or so.
Did not need any adjustment but worth getting it checked.

The drive back will be more fun


Don't think i have managed to get out of profile with out getting something extra added to the bill

So good luck with that lol.
 

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Yes.

Lowering a McPherson strut alters the camber positively.

I had mine checked after the eibach lowering kit was fitted & it was waaaaay out on all 4 corners.
Not too sure about the advice to leave the alignment until it has settled after xxx hundred miles.
I got my alignment done the next working day, 150 miles later , tyre wear & handling are both still excellent 6 months on.

HTH, Jon
 

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Also.... when i had mine done, nobody warned me that it changes how the car drives.
May have just been mine, but i couldnt stay in my lane coming back through stockport on the M60.
Had to really concentrate keeping the steering central as the slightest movement made me veer left or right... zig-zagging down the motorway

But i did get used to it!
 

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QUOTE(Andy_ST @ 4 Dec 2009, 02:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Id say both, you'll need it done again after the car has been driven and settled

The car in your avatar looks like rudolf, its got a red nose


It looks like a baboon from the rear then as it has a red **** too
 

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Cheers guys - I live not far from a place that specialises in alignment/geometry set ups so will have a chat to them after i have em fitted. Sounds like I'm gonna notice a difference in the handling - so long as I don't end up in a ditch I'll be happy
 

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Did you watch them do it, did they do the rear
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As far as I knew the only adjustment you could make are the track rod ends? If they are out of alignment then lowering amplifies any problems.

Lowered mine myself but havent had any alignments done. Tend to do tracking when I get my tyres done.
 

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QUOTE(DeanST @ 5 Dec 2009, 09:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Did you watch them do it, did they do the rear
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As far as I knew the only adjustment you could make are the track rod ends? If they are out of alignment then lowering amplifies any problems.

Lowered mine myself but havent had any alignments done. Tend to do tracking when I get my tyres done.

No, did not watch them do it, but they called me over and showed me on the computer screen and it was the rear wheels that were out the most. All I can say is the car was a totally different car to drive after they had done.
 

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QUOTE(mart.plumbe @ 6 Dec 2009, 05:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>No, did not watch them do it, but they called me over and showed me on the computer screen and it was the rear wheels that were out the most. All I can say is the car was a totally different car to drive after they had done.

hmm ok.


I have seen camber being displayed on a good alignment machine locally to me. Never knew the camber was adjustable though. Drives ok but I best get it checked next time shes in
 
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