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Old 11-25-2013, 09:09 PM   #1
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Alignment shops for aftermarket suspension

I had a guy in Lubbock who could align my car pretty close to straight. I know I can't just take my car to sears for an alignment. I have ST coilovers and 19" rims. Does anyone know of a place I could take my car in the north DFW area? TIA
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:15 PM   #2
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Alignment shops for aftermarket suspension

I can take my car anywhere for alignment and my car is low with large wheels. Why do you think you can't
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I can take my car anywhere for alignment and my car is low with large wheels. Why do you think you can't
When I was in Lubbock, I tried to purchase the lifetime alignment at Firestone, after looking at my car for 10 minutes, they came back and said that since I didn't have camber plates along with my new suspension, they couldn't adjust my alignment anywhere near where it was supposed to be.
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When I was in Lubbock, I tried to purchase the lifetime alignment at Firestone, after looking at my car for 10 minutes, they came back and said that since I didn't have camber plates along with my new suspension, they couldn't adjust my alignment anywhere near where it was supposed to be.
That's weird. An alignment is an alignment. Shops shouldn't be able to do anything that another shop can't.

I currently have the lifetime alignment with Firestone and they get within spec every time.
If a normal shop can't get within spec, I'd be weary that a "special" shop is lying about it. Because it can either go in spec or it can't. It's not like playing an instrument and some do it differently.
1+1=2. There's no if ands or buts about it.
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That's weird. An alignment is an alignment. Shops shouldn't be able to do anything that another shop can't.

I currently have the lifetime alignment with Firestone and they get within spec every time.
If a normal shop can't get within spec, I'd be weary that a "special" shop is lying about it. Because it can either go in spec or it can't. It's not like playing an instrument and some do it differently.
1+1=2. There's no if ands or buts about it.
They guy I used in lubbock used to be the service manager at the BMW dealership there. So he was legit. I don't know how her could get it right and Firestone couldn't, but that was the case.
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Here is a thread where a guy had the same thing told to him by several shops, then he was refereed to a shop who could do it.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ight=alignment
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After reading reviews, I went ahead and setup an appointment at Eurosport Automotive in Plano.
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After reading reviews, I went ahead and setup an appointment at Eurosport Automotive in Plano.
Probably one of the best shops in the area for alignment.
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Probably one of the best shops in the area for alignment.
Sweet. Thanks for the info brother.
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Sweet. Thanks for the info brother.
My car will be in there on Friday AM, alignment here too
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