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Old 08-16-2015, 04:56 AM   #1
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Really need help with a suspension question.

So I'm installing lowering springs tomorrow onto my camaro. And nobody can really give me a good answer on of I need to get the car alligned again or not. Some please answer for me !!!

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Old 08-16-2015, 04:58 AM   #2
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That really depends on how low you go. I just did 1.25" and it was well within spec. With that being said, on the camber bolts, I just made sure they were in the same exact position when I reinstalled them.
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Old 08-16-2015, 05:04 AM   #3
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Yeah I guess that's the only thing you can really do. When I'm finished I'm just going to run up to pep boys and get one of my buddy's that works up there to check it out for me.

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Old 08-16-2015, 06:03 AM   #4
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Yes! Alignment is required after lowering even 1". You're going to have a really squirly car otherwise.
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Old 08-16-2015, 06:09 AM   #5
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Yes! Alignment is required after lowering even 1". You're going to have a really squirly car otherwise.
And be sure to have the bushings timed also.
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Old 08-16-2015, 07:44 AM   #6
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Yes you need an alignment, but make sure it is a 4 wheel alignment because they will need to align all four corners.
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Old 08-16-2015, 09:16 PM   #7
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get an alignment. old thought was no matter what suspension work you do, you'll need an alignment
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Old 08-16-2015, 09:24 PM   #8
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Old 08-17-2015, 12:28 AM   #9
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This is interesting, I put in coilovers about a year ago and asked for an alignment the same day, but everything was in spec even after a significant drop. Similar story with my BMW Z4, I put in new bushings and lower control arms in my friends drive way and when I took it to the dealership they said the alignment was fine. I guess I have been lucky and saved money both times.

Moral of the story is better safe than sorry, get it checked just to be safe.

I hope you enjoy the lowered car. Since lowering mine I have noticed how bad other cars have started to look with the big wheel and fender gap.
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:05 AM   #10
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get an alignment. old thought was no matter what suspension work you do, you'll need an alignment
+1 on this. As a company that's in the suspension business, You really need to get it checked. You may get lucky and it'll still be in spec. It's better to be safe than sorry, though.
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