2001 316ti - would changing from 18"s to 19"s justify a 4 wheel alignment?

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  1. 2001 316ti - would changing from 18"s to 19"s justify a 4 wheel alignment? 
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    to elaborate on that.. my bushes are gone on the front wishbones so i'm going to replace them with powerflex ones, also since having the car i've dropped it on eibach pro springs so its going to overdue a 4 wheels alignment..

    however, I'm going to getting 19" BBS LM's in the next 2 or 3 months to replace my 18" MV1's so the question is... should I wait until i've got them to have the 4 wheel alignment done or is a 1" increase in wheel size not going to make a difference to alignment???
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    Nope unless its out before But I would get it done not chaep tyres lol..
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    those wheels are gonna lock so freaking cool mate. no harm in aligning afterwards id say. either way your gonna pay out for it. might as well wait for everything to be fitted
     
     

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    id wait till the 19s are on you dont want to pay twice now do you

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    Whichever way you do it you will need it doing twice anyway

    You will need to have it aligned once new bushes and springs are fitted and then again once the suspension has settled.

    You would be amazed at how a very slight difference in toe can rip through your tyres and even add towards excessive fuel consumption (as do incorrect tyre pressures)

    My advice would be to do the bushes and springs and have aligned, wait 6 weeks fit wheels and then have alignment CHECKED and adjusted if required
     
     

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    I've had the springs fitted a while now, probably about 6 months actually and just haven't got round to getting the alignment done! but now i'm waiting on a set of powerflex bushes so once they are on i'll get the alignment done and go from there

    cheers for the advice guys!
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