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Old 05-14-2012, 10:18 PM   #127
Eurofordfan
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Originally Posted by VelociRacer View Post
This car is set with 0 front toe at factory. Why not ask dealer to align it with maximum toe-in per factory spec? It's a small amount so you shouldn't notice a mileage drop. But the car will stop following ruts or concrete rain grooves. Simpler options should be looked at before you replace a whole rack and open a new can of worms.

2006 Civic we have: 0 front toe became toe-out after a year of driving. A simple alignment brought it back to spec and did not change much with age after that point.
Good thought to try that first. If the dealer will not oblige, go to a frame and alignment shop. Even if you pay $100 to have that done, and to try it, in my mind, it'd be worth it, 'cause who wants someone to fiddle with your brand new car? I don't care how good the tech is, something very likely would get scratched or broken when factory built becomes dealer / tech serviced or replaced.

Sorry to the techs; that's just my opinion, and YMMV.
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