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July 15, 2015, 10:44 PM #250

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    « Reply #250 on: July 15, 2015, 10:44 PM »

    August 16, 2015, 09:18 AM #251

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    Who should I take my car to for an alignment if I want it spot on for the specs I want and matching on both sides?
    One side always seems to be at least a little off from the other.

    Not slammed but has coilovers.

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      I took my car to Roland at Vickar Nissan Friday.  He got it spot on to my specs, as usual.

        August 16, 2015, 01:59 PM #253

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        Originally posted by xrdriver
        I took my car to Roland at Vickar Nissan Friday.  He got it spot on to my specs, as usual.

        Got any pics of the printout?

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            I have an alignment booked with roland at vickar nissan this wed.

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              just got mine done at Vickar Nissan...
              Took about 1.5 hours
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                Originally posted by Impact
                just got mine done at Vickar Nissan...
                Took about 1.5 hours
                Post results.

                Heres mine starting off with the crazy alignment after suspension parts got installed. And the factory specs are not correct for this car so ignore those.
                Was told he could not get the rear toe in anymore. Will have to get it checked out when theres time.

                  August 25, 2015, 07:15 PM #258

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                  I wanted these specs. Close to Evo 8 oem specs

                  On the before, was @Sharino dropping the car on the coils and switching out the tie rods.
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                    Forgot to mention roland at vickar nissan did a great job to get the specs I wanted.
                    Steering wheel was a little tilted to the right and he fixed it when I took it back.
                    He also let me know one of my rear tie rods were too rusted or siezed to adjust for toe in.
                    Will be taking care of that then the alignment will be spot on.

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                      I installed coils on my fozzy a little while ago and I need an alignment, but I'm fairly certain factory specs won't do. But then my question is where would I start to figure out what kind of camber I will need to get my wheels to clear my fenders? My foz isn't super low (~3 inch drop) but it is low enough to require "special treatment" I'm. Not going for full hovercraft, just clear the fenders. Where would I start to figure out what I will need? Can they figure it out at the alignment shop? Or will that just rack up my bill?
                      And as for where to go, I've had honda west recommended, and I saw mcphilips hyundai (much closer to me) in this thread. Is there anywhere closer to NK area? Or is hyundai my best bet?

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                        August 28, 2016, 10:27 PM #261

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                        Originally posted by C.J974
                        I installed coils on my fozzy a little while ago and I need an alignment, but I'm fairly certain factory specs won't do. But then my question is where would I start to figure out what kind of camber I will need to get my wheels to clear my fenders? My foz isn't super low (~3 inch drop) but it is low enough to require "special treatment" I'm. Not going for full hovercraft, just clear the fenders. Where would I start to figure out what I will need? Can they figure it out at the alignment shop? Or will that just rack up my bill?
                        And as for where to go, I've had honda west recommended, and I saw mcphilips hyundai (much closer to me) in this thread. Is there anywhere closer to NK area? Or is hyundai my best bet?

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                        Usually platform specific forums have info on similarly spec'd cars. Most shops shy away from heavily modified suspension. Especially dealership's.
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                          Originally posted by C.J974
                          I installed coils on my fozzy a little while ago and I need an alignment, but I'm fairly certain factory specs won't do. But then my question is where would I start to figure out what kind of camber I will need to get my wheels to clear my fenders? My foz isn't super low (~3 inch drop) but it is low enough to require "special treatment" I'm. Not going for full hovercraft, just clear the fenders. Where would I start to figure out what I will need? Can they figure it out at the alignment shop? Or will that just rack up my bill?
                          And as for where to go, I've had honda west recommended, and I saw mcphilips hyundai (much closer to me) in this thread. Is there anywhere closer to NK area? Or is hyundai my best bet?

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                          For camber you can eye ball it yourself and set it to about where you want it to be (enough to clear) and the tell them even it out to the most positive or negative one.

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                            August 29, 2016, 10:30 PM #263

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                            Originally posted by C.J974
                            I installed coils on my fozzy a little while ago and I need an alignment, but I'm fairly certain factory specs won't do. But then my question is where would I start to figure out what kind of camber I will need to get my wheels to clear my fenders? My foz isn't super low (~3 inch drop) but it is low enough to require "special treatment" I'm. Not going for full hovercraft, just clear the fenders. Where would I start to figure out what I will need? Can they figure it out at the alignment shop? Or will that just rack up my bill?
                            And as for where to go, I've had honda west recommended, and I saw mcphilips hyundai (much closer to me) in this thread. Is there anywhere closer to NK area? Or is hyundai my best bet?

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                            TLDR: get it close, go to gerry gordons. get a regular alignment


                            I did the alignment for the legacy.... back on page 10 of this thread. Gerry Gordons, drop your fozzy to the height you want, take it to them. Eyeball it to where it looks like it will clear the fenders like @Igor said, you can get it kinda close that way. Ask them to match using the Cam Bolts... This will save you $$$. A Regular alignment is around $115, Their custom or Performance; where they utilize the top hat camber plates are around $200+ IIRC. They tried the, "you need this to make it work", "our tech used to work on race cars" sort of thing... dont bother. you will adjust the camber more as you toy with it anyways. Id be more concerned with the other metrics
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                              Originally posted by Colby
                              TLDR: get it close, go to gerry gordons. get a regular alignment


                              I did the alignment for the legacy.... back on page 10 of this thread. Gerry Gordons, drop your fozzy to the height you want, take it to them. Eyeball it to where it looks like it will clear the fenders like @Igor said, you can get it kinda close that way. Ask them to match using the Cam Bolts... This will save you $$$. A Regular alignment is around $115, Their custom or Performance; where they utilize the top hat camber plates are around $200+ IIRC. They tried the, "you need this to make it work", "our tech used to work on race cars" sort of thing... dont bother. you will adjust the camber more as you toy with it anyways. Id be more concerned with the other metrics
                              So I have the fronts pretty close, and now it's the back left side that's giving me trouble. The right side is fine, but left almost seems like it has positive camber. How would I adjust the rear camber? They don't have camber plates, nor do they have camber bolts...

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                                Originally posted by C.J974
                                So I have the fronts pretty close, and now it's the back left side that's giving me trouble. The right side is fine, but left almost seems like it has positive camber. How would I adjust the rear camber? They don't have camber plates, nor do they have camber bolts...

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