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      08-07-2014, 05:10 PM   #1
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Do you really need an Alignment after replacing Springs?

To the suspension experts out there ... if you lower the car with a set of springs, with a mild drop, do you really need an alignment? Shouldn't all that really changes is the camber? More negative camber that is generally beneficial anyway?
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Yes, you need an alignment. Camber and toe both change, and often not by the same amount on both sides. Even if the car doesn't seem to pull or drift, the alignment will be off, your steering response will not be right, and your tire wear will increase.

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yes you do i found that out the hard way when both rear tires when flat because the inside of the tire completely separated from the rim
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Yes you do. I also always check and adjust the alignment after 100 miles or so once the springs settle to the permanent ride height.
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Toe changes as well.
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Yes, you should align the car after springs. Not only you have changed the ride height, you may have potentially moved things around enough to throw off the alignment settings.
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