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Old 05-10-2018, 07:15 AM   #1
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Lowered Suspension Alignment Issues

I recently did a suspension overhaul when I replaced my inner CV joints out of necessity. Problem I am having is they cannot align it properly. Because of the lowered suspension and change in geometry the rear toe in is more than it should be. I have ordered a pair of rear control arms from TRS to allow for adjusting toe, hopefully. So now I am looking to replace the Meghan racing tie rods with something that will allow for greater adjustment for proper alignment of the front end. Does anyone have an experience/insight into this type of setup for the street? Can anyone recommend outer tie rods? Will stock factory ones work?

List of what was replaced:

All wheel bearings with *** units repacked with Hi Temp synthetic grease

All 4 struts/shocks with Bilstein B8's along with upper bearings/caps, bump stops, dust boots

All 4 springs with H&R 29779 Lowering springs (Blue)

All 4 lower coffin bars/ball joints with Meyle units

2 rear track arms with units from Vertex auto.

2 rear control arm/ball joint Meyle units.

2 front track arms not sure if Meyle or vertex auto.

2 Inner tie rods

2 outer tie rods with Meghan racing units, adjustable blue color

4 Drop links with Tarrett adjustable units

Eibach 26mm front swaybar along with bushings

factory 19.6 rear swaybar along with bushings

99 Porsche Boxster
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:08 AM   #2
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from what i recall, alignment on lowered cars is only an issue at the rear (hence the need for the rear adjustable arms). in the front there is enough adjustment to get an appropriate alignment (never enough camber, but that is a track thing, not a street thing). i put elephant racing front tie rods from pelican on my car, but only to address some bump steer issues i was having at the track.
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:20 AM   #3
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your factory tie rods will be fine in zeroing toe with such a set up. I have the same suspension and it worked fine.

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