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Old 01 Jan 2004, 10:38 pm
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I have been reading in the srt forums, that people with drop springe over time are having problems with their camber, thus screwing up their tires, after a drop shoul an alighnment be required?
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Old 01 Jan 2004, 10:59 pm
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Someone will have to check me on this, but if you change the rake, you will throw the camber off and will need to realign it. Not only will you hork your tires, but handling during turns will suffer since the axle will no longer be upright TDC.
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Definitely! If you lower it you should get an alignment, at least have it checked. A small drop may not require re-aligning but how can you tell just by looking at it. Better to be on the safe side and at very least have the alignment checked, other wise you may be buying tires a lot sooner than you though.

After I replaced my struts/shocks and springs I had the front and rear aligned. Did not need a camber kit, came into alignment without one.
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after i dropped my pt, got a alignment done, and i didn't need a camber kit..
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From what I've read, front drop may/may not need front alignment. Should have it checked. If it meeds it, there are kits with eccentric washers.
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Definitely! If you lower it you should get an alignment, at least have it checked. A small drop may not require re-aligning but how can you tell just by looking at it. Better to be on the safe side and at very least have the alignment checked, other wise you may be buying tires a lot sooner than you though.

After I replaced my struts/shocks and springs I had the front and rear aligned. Did not need a camber kit, came into alignment without one.

Ditto

But I needed the front to be adjusted, I had too much toe out.

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I have been reading in the srt forums, that people with drop springe over time are having problems with their camber, thus screwing up their tires, after a drop shoul an alighnment be required?
MMM, how do I put this without offending anyone?

Perhaps the thread that asked about the forum members age speaks for itself.
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Old 02 Jan 2004, 04:57 pm
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I origanilly went with Progress Spring no alignment kit needed.. Later switched to Goldline Slammer Springs alignment shop was able to get car aligned without a problem.. Slotting the upper bolt hole on the strut bracket will allow you to get the few additional degrees needed.. remember that you want some neg. camber.. Last but not least I went with Air Ride Suspension so my camber will vary depending on the ride heigth that I am running. If an alignment kit is needed then any reputable alignment shop should be able get you aligned without any problems..
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