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Old 12-31-2012, 04:48 PM   #1
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Specical equipment for alignment?

Done my alignment in an indy shop after I replaced some suspension parts.
the numbers were OK after it was done.
But I now feel the car wanders and I suspect it was the toe angle not right.
(When doing the alignment, I observed that everytime he done some adjustment and turned the steering wheel back and forth to calibrate the toe, the toe angle was different. I don't know why it cannot keep the good number.)

Then I drove to a firestone today, asking for an alignment check. then the guy there told me that some BMWs (including my E46) have special suspension, and require to add weight/pressure on the suspension when doing the alignment. they cannot do it at their shop. he told me either go to dealer or some shop which has the right equipment to do this...

I never heard of that.
So, could anyone with knowledge on this give some comments?
If that is right, then I think I'll go to the shop he recommended.(but far away from me, about 40 mins driving)
otherwise I'll just go a reputable shop nearby for the work.
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