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Old 05-28-2015, 06:29 PM   #1
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Suspension work done. When to get an alignment?

I finally swapped out my coil overs and have a stock suspension in the box.

Took it for a quick drive tonight and I have nasty body roll and I feel like I was driving on marbles.

How long should I wait for the suspension to settle before I have up it aligned?
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:53 PM   #2
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I did it same week....then drove 3 months went back got another
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Old 05-29-2015, 06:32 AM   #3
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Is this wonky pitch yaw wobble crazy rolling around on marbles after the strut swap due to every single corner being way out of alignment?

I could never drive the car this way and not have an accident. Makes me wonder if I screwed something up putting the suspension bits back together.

One good thing is I didn't have any spare parts or nuts or bolts at the end of the project! I was actually worried about that about half way through the strut swap on the back end :0
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I finally swapped out my coil overs and have a stock suspension in the box.

Took it for a quick drive tonight and I have nasty body roll and I feel like I was driving on marbles.

How long should I wait for the suspension to settle before I have up it aligned?
I'd give 100 miles to settle before getting it done.
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Old 05-29-2015, 07:24 AM   #5
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My concern is that I do not believe I can safely drive the car 100 miles before doing it. It's really weird driving the car as it sits now.

I may have to have an alignment done now and do it again in a couple of months down the road. I have a guy that will do it for $60 with a Hunter digital four wheel alignment system so it's a lot cheaper than the stealership.

Is this an idea worth entertaining?
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:35 AM   #6
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Do it now and forget about it unless you have issues.

Or do it now and say it does not feel right in two weeks, they will put it on the machine again to check.

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My concern is that I do not believe I can safely drive the car 100 miles before doing it. It's really weird driving the car as it sits now.

I may have to have an alignment done now and do it again in a couple of months down the road. I have a guy that will do it for $60 with a Hunter digital four wheel alignment system so it's a lot cheaper than the stealership.

Is this an idea worth entertaining?
Yes, I'd have it done immediately. Then have another done in a few hundred miles. Sometimes, that is just what it takes.
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