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    I thought it needed proper alignment in order to set the wheel back straight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbenstrikes View Post
    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??

    Thanks again!

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    Ben my advice is, get the alignment CHECKED on each and every alteration

    Most establishments offer a FREE check, IF it needs doing then get it done. I worked in the trade long enough to inform you that I bet you will need it done 90 % of the time that it is checked



    PS If you are told that it is out, then ask them to SHOW you

    Find out and let me know what system the garage that you use has at it's disposal

     
     

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    £100 for the aligment isn't too bad - that's what I paid my local indy to do my car.

    Look at it this way, BMW charge £250 plus for an alignment, so anything under that is a bargain!

    You may be able to get it cheaper if you search around.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbenstrikes View Post
    i dunno a good 4 months....ish

    im going for the pros mike!
    Same springs as i'll be gettting **when I have money ** Look forward to see pics once done
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    Quote Originally Posted by RYM View Post
    Ben my advice is, get the alignment CHECKED on each and every alteration

    Most establishments offer a FREE check, IF it needs doing then get it done. I worked in the trade long enough to inform you that I bet you will need it done 90 % of the time that it is checked



    PS If you are told that it is out, then ask them to SHOW you

    Find out and let me know what system the garage that you use has at it's disposal

    Well mr rym...

    I went to my local ats and they got it on the ramp and had a look on the computer and it said it needs to be weighted etc which they dont do so ide have to go to bmw... Went to my dealers and they said they dont have a machine but they use the hunter machine at toyota so i went there and they quoted me 100 pound and they dont do free checks... LAME!! Lol

    Ive decided im going to save many of my pennies and get the wheels bushes ans springs at around the same time.. Then wat 6 weeks for the suspension to settle then get it alligned... That sound good?
     
     

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    sounds good Ben!

    how long you looking at until you get that little lot done??

    you still going to get bilstein shocks same time??
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    Might pass on the bilstiens for now... Unless i get some overtime then maybe... Be looking around 3/4 months.. Got 200 saved which covers the suspension and bushes so far...
     
     

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    You might be able to find 4WA a little cheaper if you ring around your local alignment centres www.alignmycar.co.uk
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowTech View Post
    You might be able to find 4WA a little cheaper if you ring around your local alignment centres www.alignmycar.co.uk
    Yeah mine cost me £89. I got a free check before any cash parted my pocket. I also when there a week later and got it re-done for FREE once my new powerflex bushes were fitted
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowTech View Post
    You might be able to find 4WA a little cheaper if you ring around your local alignment centres www.alignmycar.co.uk
    looked on there chief and its only toyota and audi that have one and audi said it would cost £69 per hour and it can take up to 3 hours!!
     
     

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