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post #22156 of 26303
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I thought specific cars had to have manufacturer suggested camber and toe angles set.

In short no.
post #22157 of 26303
Yeah the roads I drive on regularly are the worst I've ever experienced in my life, ever. And this is someone who used to drive in Boston. Didn't think any state could get worse when I lived there. Rhode Island proved me wrong on Day 1.

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
post #22158 of 26303

a couple summers ago I was 

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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. 

post #22159 of 26303
Or you could just leave the toe angle the way it is and tell people that it's dat stance
post #22160 of 26303
The toe angle isn't even noticeable. The negative camber is there if you're looking for it.

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Dat summer weather + CDV delete has made me fall even more in love with my car.

I think I'll just keep the car and leave it with my parents if I move to NYC.
post #22161 of 26303
Someone took a recent pic of your car:

post #22162 of 26303
I would take my car to a race shop for corner balance and alignment. I used to run -3.5 front/-3.0 rear, toe out in front and toe in rear and damn the car was a killer around corners with super high speed stability.
post #22163 of 26303
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Someone took a recent pic of your car:


Beyond the impracticality of such a setup, that doesn't even look good to me. Cars that are that slammed look stupid.
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I would take my car to a race shop for corner balance and alignment. I used to run -3.5 front/-3.0 rear, toe out in front and toe in rear and damn the car was a killer around corners with super high speed stability.

Sounds nice for a track setup. Did you get uneven wear though? Assuming most of your driving is on the street.
post #22164 of 26303
Yeah pretty much with occasional track duty. I didn't want to compromise handling with shitty camber/toe settings but I went a little extreme, well worth it in my opinion. I don't suggest you do this though.

Nothing looks worse than a lowered car with 0 camber. Ok well maybe the stance bullshit.
post #22165 of 26303
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.
post #22166 of 26303
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.
post #22167 of 26303
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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)

post #22168 of 26303
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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.
post #22169 of 26303
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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.
post #22170 of 26303
The Lexus CT200H hatchback. Does anyone have any experience
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