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Turner is kind of a ways out -- about 1.5 to 2 hours. The indie shop I take my car to would be my preference since the mechanics all drive highly modified, older BMWs (the owner himself has an e46 m3 with a supercharger). They unfortunately don't have the equipment for alignment so they recommended I just take it to the dealership.
I'm thinking I should be fine there? I have lowering springs and Koni shocks.
Edit: this is turning into my personal blog so I'll just end it here with an update. Turner returned my call and said that I will be perfectly fine taking my car to the dealership, despite having a modified suspension setup. These guys are so awesome. Didn't even try to push me to get it done at their shop and spent 10 minutes talking about how it all works, my options, and what I could do. Very very helpful.
Oh yeah, they said that significant wear on the inner fronts is due to the toe angle. More specifically, they said that wear is symptomatic of outer toe. My indie yesterday said the same. I would have thought it was camber like w/a said.
Edited by GreenFrog - 4/21/16 at 7:31am
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That's great they were helpful about it. I was doing a brutal commute from Boston to Hartford a couple summers ago while they were milling stretches of the 90. Daily driving hours at highway speed on fresh milled asphalt fucked up alignment and wear all summer.
Beyond the impracticality of such a setup, that doesn't even look good to me. Cars that are that slammed look stupid.
Sounds nice for a track setup. Did you get uneven wear though? Assuming most of your driving is on the street.
Nothing looks worse than a lowered car with 0 camber. Ok well maybe the stance bullshit.
Hey gang how often do y'all get wheel alignments?
My tires have some pretty uneven wear and it's a damn shame because the tread depth is still solid all around.. but the inner track of the fronts are heavily worn.. I'll probably have to get a new set of tires all around.
Fuckin sucks. Such a waste.
For my pleeb tires from Firestone I got a lifetime alignment deal (cant remember the cost offhand). So once a year I get an alignment (or checked)
Btw, is anyone paying attention to the skyrocketing value of the clown shoe M coupes? There's a thread over on Supraforums about appreciating cars and I was shocked to see their recent rise in value. So few were made and the S54 version especially asks a high price. I think they look hideous but they must be a fun car.
2002 S54. Owned since new.
I dont think corner balancing will give you much of a benefit on the street. Have you checked the forums for the best practice street alignment for your car? Unless you really trust your shop to know the car, most communities come to consensus on optimal alignment settings and then have the shops try to fit them.
Made a huge difference in feel.