Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums -
Cold Air Inductions
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - > Technical Camaro Topics > Suspension / Brakes / Chassis

Thread Tools
Old 08-11-2010, 03:26 PM   #15
Drives: His Wife Crazy
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Silas Deane Auto,CT Name: Rob Anderson
Posts: 1,791
Every shop is different, I run a Firestone Store(Expert Tire Branded) in Westfield Mass, this is where we do all of our installs out of. We are the only corporate store in the country that is authorized to install Pedders Suspension.

I'm 100% confident that we can handle any alignments for anyone's Camaro. With that said, not all stores are going to be able to do this, we are a little bit of a unique position with our crew and myself being experienced. The advantage of the Corporate backing and equipment doesn't hurt either. Your best bet is to call the store and ask for the store manager, tell him what you have, and ask him if he thought he could handle the job properly, understanding that you know the cost would be a bit more than a standard alignment. Ask him if he has any problem getting a lowered car on the alignment rack.

I am more than happy to field phone calls from any Firestone/Tires Plus stores nation wide and give them tips and help when needed. I can be reached via phone at the shop 413-568-8981 or via cell phone 860-281-5519. I don't typically answer my cell during the day, but i do ask that unless you are having a Firestone store call me, or are calling about bringing your Camaro to me that you call my cell phone and not the shop phone.

I'd say 100-150 for a top quality alignment would be acceptable, more if you have the front adjuster bolts installed and honed out for caster adjustment. While you are going to have many people on here say that joe smoes alignment shop does it for 49.95, Firestone is not Joe Smoes, and things do cost a bit more than a small mom and pop at times like this when extra care is needed.
Rob@WretchedMS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2010, 04:27 PM   #16

Drives: 2014 2SS/1LE
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: wpb fl
Posts: 3,133
Thanks for the info Rob!!! I'll make some calls tomorrow.
Used Racing Brake 2 Peice Rotors for sale:

Summit White 2014 2SS 1LE
Recaros, NPP exhaust, Nav
2010 2SS A6 - sold.
toehead93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2010, 05:14 PM   #17

Drives: 2010
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NH
Posts: 4,762
Personally, I have had quite a few alignments done (more than 5) to test out settings on the autox track in my area.

I am close to what JusticePete has recommended. that seems to work the best for the way I like the feel of the car.

Toe out is preferred in the front, 0 toe rear. with a little toe out, car is stable at speed. Toe in and it gets nervous... 1/16" toe in should give you 0 toe when at speed. (I have 1/4" toe out in front, 0 toe in rear)

All of the other settings are pretty equal between everyone's posts above.

More negative camber handles better - downfall is tire wear.
600hp-lpe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2010, 09:33 PM   #18
VIR Specialist

JusticePete's Avatar
Drives: Camaro Justice
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 20,246
Between 570HP-LPE and Rob@WretchedMS you guys don't need me. They are dead nuts spot on.
JusticePete is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
An interesting Camaro (and GM) story! I just bought my 2010 Camaro! Camarodriver Camaro Price | Ordering | Tracking | Dealers Discussions 12 11-28-2010 03:52 PM
Latest Camaro Products - March 2010 Sean@Phastek V8 Bolt-Ons & Tunes 26 08-04-2010 04:42 PM
2010 Camaro American Racing Headers FREE Shipping MoranoRacing V8 Bolt-Ons & Tunes 2 02-10-2010 08:45 PM
Answeres to questions I have stumbled on dieseldave24v 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 13 02-23-2009 06:56 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.