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Old 07-15-2012, 08:50 AM   #1
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adding suspension piece by piece and alignment

My question is this. Do I need to get an alignment after every little addition? I have a time crunch, only have a small window to do suspension work, and dont think I can collect all the parts by then. I will be adding Dom's rear LCA's, both SVT bars and new Koni Yellows, in addition to my existing 1.6 drop Vogtland springs. I kinda wish i had some adjustable links, arms etc at this point. Right after the install, need to drive the car a lot. Can I add toe arms, etc later w/o re-alignment?

Do alignment places that give you a free one year follow-up alignment do that when you change all the parts? I wouldn't think so.


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Old 07-15-2012, 09:20 AM   #2
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When you take apart amd replace suspension parts it is always recommended to get an alignment. IMO you can buy it piece by piece but put it all on at once. Or go to a shop that will let you purchase a lifetime alignment.
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Shocks and sway bars won't affect the alignment.


Shorter springs and toe arms will.
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True ^ my wording was a little off. Whenever you lower or raise your car or replace tie rods put camber kits take your spindle off any of that mumbo jumbo, if it were me, I would get an alignment.
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Ok, thanks guys. I'm doing the shocks, says and lower LCA at once, its the adjustable bits here and there I won't have in time. Maybe i'll just save them for a later install date, all the parts were replaced with Moog parts about 40k miles ago anyway, and my alignment has been spot on for 20k.

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