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Old 07-22-2014, 11:57 AM   #1
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Alignment Review

Can I ask for some input regarding my recent alignment?
The numbers, especially for the rear camber are scaring me.
I'm wondering if I should get it redone?

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Old 07-22-2014, 12:38 PM   #2
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Rear camber isn't adjustable on our cars without installing an adjustable lower control arm. While it's more camber than specified, it's at least pretty even. Is your car lowered? That would account for the extra camber... That or worn out bushings.

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Old 07-22-2014, 03:54 PM   #3
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Unless you purposely want more negative camber, you should get it re-alignment. I had mine done a week ago and the rears were also out of spec and the tech. I asked the tech if it was possible to correct the rear camber and he said "yeah" and I watched him do it. and my suspension is all stock.
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:53 PM   #4
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The major problem with this alignment is the cross camber up front. Was this car ever in an accident? Might have a bent front subframe.

The shop did a terrible job. Why did they increase the rear left camber? That was the good side! Are they color blind? OP, did you specifically ask for all that rear camber?
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:24 PM   #5
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Rear camber is adjustable and should be put within spec.

Front camber is also adjustable but requires a little work that most shops won't do.

I don't accept alignments where camber and toe left to right are off by that much.

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Old 07-23-2014, 02:29 PM   #6
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Thanks for all of the input everyone, I appreciate it.
No history of accidents.
The car had new fcab and rtab bushings installed along with new tires prior to alignment.

You helped confirm my suspicions that the shop did a shoddy job.
I made a really poor decision in getting the alignment done there and will be taking it to another shop for re-alignment.
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