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    Hey you guys!!

    Im planning on getting some eibach pro springs and powerflex front wishbone rear bushes in the next couple weeks.

    Should i wait a while before getting 4 wheel allignment done?

    I know the springs take a couple weeks to settle.. so what about the bushes?

    Also when i slip the 19's on will i need to get it tracked again or not??

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    how long after getting the springs and bushes will it be before you get the 19"s??

    also are you going for the pro springs or sport ones now??
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    Quote Originally Posted by baderlfc View Post
    how long after getting the springs and bushes will it be before you get the 19"s??

    also are you going for the pro springs or sport ones now??
    i dunno a good 4 months....ish

    im going for the pros mike!
     
     

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    you won't be sorry i'm sure..

    I'd say you could get away with waiting until you get the wheels before having the 4WA done..

    probably not ideal but I lowered my car and changed the wheels.. then 6 months later changed bushes and had 4WA done and my tyres haven't worn down unevenly or anything like that.. so hasn't hurt my car
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    Quote Originally Posted by baderlfc View Post
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    you won't be sorry i'm sure..

    I'd say you could get away with waiting until you get the wheels before having the 4WA done..

    probably not ideal but I lowered my car and changed the wheels.. then 6 months later changed bushes and had 4WA done and my tyres haven't worn down unevenly or anything like that.. so hasn't hurt my car
    hmmmm... you sure like? i wouldnt mind getting it tracked once the suspension as ive got the money set aside for it..

    How long do you reckon i should wait for getting it alligned after the springs and bushes?
     
     

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    give it about 6 weeks for the springs to settle...

    what price have you been quoted for the 4WA??
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    6 weeks! Right ill be getting the springs and bushes soon then!!

    Well my indy has quoted me 40 to fit the bushes.. Springs disco will be helping me with and allignment is 100!
     
     

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    40 quid to fit the bushes is really good!!

    but 100 for a 4WA??

    think of it this way.. do the springs/bushes 6 weeks before you get the wheels and save yourself 100 quid for the extra 4WA.. could treat yourself to something then.. maybe a clubsport weighted gearknob
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    Local place to me quoted £40 for front only alignment, and £40 again for rear.

    Not sure what is the best thing to do, but since I first had my wishbone and bushes changed, the steering wheel has been slightly to the right so you might find it happen to yours too (needs alignment).

    You could always try to find a 4WA place that will CHECK it for free, and let you know if it actually is really in need of doing?
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    if the steering is slightly to the right shox just get the tracking done, any tyre place will do that, shouldn't cost more than £25!
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