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Old 02-04-2010, 09:06 AM   #1
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What is this, a Ferrari?....... $370.00 for an alignment!!!!!!!!

Ok. After installing my drop springs took the car to the dealer (had warranty paint work to do anyway) and got a call a few minutes ago with the price.

Something about having to research the specs. (to which I said I wish they would have asked me) and do all 4 wheels.

Seem a bit much? Or should I have them do it. Sur wasn't expecting this. If it's normal then fine but I was thinking around 100.00
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:07 AM   #2
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I would tell them to blow chunks. (chunks is my dog)
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:10 AM   #3
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Just got a message from them about 30 seconds ago. She said they would chock up one of the hours researching the specs to educational benefit on how to do a 4 wheel alignment on a modified car and do it for 280.00 instead.
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bring it over here in GA $125 all day long. Performance alignment
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:14 AM   #5
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i was quoted 150 locally here in Texas... 280 is way overpriced... they were offering me unlimited alignments for a full year for 200.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:27 AM   #6
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Did they also tell you to wear sweatpants and bring a jar of vaseline when going to pick up the car?
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:28 AM   #7
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PQ, stop complaining. You got it!!
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:39 AM   #8
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I told them to just finish the paint work and park it.

They were willing to 'Chock an hour up to education' LMAO

Now they wont make a dime.

I'd even pay up to 200.00 but not 370.00

So whith them not taking another hour off, they get nothing.
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yeah same here at stonebriar chevrolet in frisco tx. they said 119 for a fourwheel. i think i would rais a little hell if i were u. they dont have to look up specs. reguardless of how high the car is up and dow the specs of caster camber heel tow should all be the same. its just a measurment if degrees in and out i believe. the only factor that differs is if you have enough adjustment to compisate for the angle the wheels are after the lowering. just varrified that with our front end guy. the only way they would need to charge you more is if they had to drill or slot anything to get it into spec. thats why they make camber kits and lengthened controller arms so they can get to the desired adjustment. if you go too far one way or the other there just inst enough tie rod or adjusment in the adjusting parts to get to the angle. they effed you man.
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you could probably drive to texas and get it done here and still save money over getting it done there. lol
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That doesnt sound right. The specs for the alignemnt are loaded into the alignment machines computer shouldnt have to do to much research. 4wheel alignment here is $79.95
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:04 AM   #12
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I was quoted $109 for a 4 wheel alignment by my local chevy dealer. I had it done for $79 at a local shop - including a discount
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i was quoted 150 locally here in Texas... 280 is way overpriced... they were offering me unlimited alignments for a full year for 200.
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I was quoted $109 for a 4 wheel alignment by my local chevy dealer. I had it done for $79 at a local shop - including a discount
Yes, but was the suspension modified for those prices? I can't imagine some drop springs causing THAT much more of an issue with alignment though
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sounds like more camaro tax in alabama then anywhere else ..... just had to say it
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:27 AM   #15
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they effed you man.
No they didn't. I'm taking it somewhere else.

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That doesnt sound right. The specs for the alignemnt are loaded into the alignment machines computer shouldnt have to do to much research. 4wheel alignment here is $79.95
I know that Pfadt gives the specs necessary but what are the chances they need to do more extensive stuff ie....parts..... to do the alignment?
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4 wheel alignment after pfadt drop springs was $79.95. I do have to admit the alignment shop was not pleased with how long it took them to dail it in perfectly. It took them almost 1.5hrs.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:05 AM   #17
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4 wheel alignment after pfadt drop springs was $79.95. I do have to admit the alignment shop was not pleased with how long it took them to dail it in perfectly. It took them almost 1.5hrs.
This is why I say that I don't mind 200.00, but no more.

So they didn't have to add any parts?
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I told them to just finish the paint work and park it.

They were willing to 'Chock an hour up to education' LMAO

Now they wont make a dime.

I'd even pay up to 200.00 but not 370.00

So whith them not taking another hour off, they get nothing.
That's why they are called the "Stealership". Alignment specs have been released and they are similar to the Pontiac G8. No big deal.
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There's a lot more to it once the springs are changed or cut ..... It depends if the shocks are OEM or aftermarket ..... All these thing change the suspension travel and have to be recalculated..... You can't just throw a stock alignment at it, it won't work .....
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No they didn't. I'm taking it somewhere else.

I know that Pfadt gives the specs necessary but what are the chances they need to do more extensive stuff ie....parts..... to do the alignment?
Aligned a Camaro for a body shop recently that had front end damage, nothing special about it, about the sam as a Impala.
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There's a lot more to it once the springs are changed or cut ..... It depends if the shocks are OEM or aftermarket ..... All these thing change the suspension travel and have to be recalculated..... You can't just throw a stock alignment at it, it won't work .....
Pfadt has there specs available. When I dropped the car off, I told them if they needed this info it was available.
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We get them done for about $85-$100 depending on the wheels we have on the cars. anything more is a rip off
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Got mine for $80.00, I had the specs from Pedders.....
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Sounds like they spent time looking for the specs and decided to charge me for the time spent.
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This is why I say that I don't mind 200.00, but no more.

So they didn't have to add any parts?
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