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Old September 12th, 2007, 05:38 PM   #1
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after I install my springs + rims

After I install my new H-tech springs and rims, which do I do first balance or alignment?
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Old September 12th, 2007, 05:56 PM   #2
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you should be able to get both done at the same place so it doesn't matter.
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Old September 12th, 2007, 06:14 PM   #3
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does discount tires do balance and alignment?
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Old September 12th, 2007, 06:22 PM   #4
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Old September 12th, 2007, 07:54 PM   #5
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Go to Firestone tire for your alignment because they have a lifetime alignment program
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Old September 12th, 2007, 08:16 PM   #6
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balancing is the process of fitting the tires onto the rim, and making sure the weight distribution is equal. So if your tires are already mounted on your rims, you already got it balanced.

You need an alignment if you lowered your car. It's VERY VERY important.
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Old September 12th, 2007, 09:20 PM   #7
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i took off my stock wheels and put on my friends 18s to see if i liked them. when i put my stock wheels back on though i feel my car being shakey and vibrant under high speeds when i brake especially. the gas pedal even vibrates on my foot.

do i need to get my wheels balanced or not? wht can i do?
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Old September 15th, 2007, 11:40 AM   #8
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Check the lugs... It's possible one or two are loose. This would cause the shaking you speak of during acceleration and braking.

Another possibility is you knocked off a wheel weight during the swap, but this usually causes vibrations at very specific speeds (ie 25-30, 65-70).
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Old September 15th, 2007, 02:26 PM   #9
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before you get it aligned wait a few weeks after you install the springs so it can "settle" then do the alignment. Did you have aftermarket rims on before, maybe the hub ring got left on,that happened to me once and it was vibrating
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before you get it aligned wait a few weeks after you install the springs so it can "settle" then do the alignment. Did you have aftermarket rims on before, maybe the hub ring got left on,that happened to me once and it was vibrating
I have not heard this before.. you should always get an alignment right away if you mess it up... its not great for the wear of the tires or suspension when its off.. the springs will settle in after an alignment as well..
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Old September 15th, 2007, 07:43 PM   #11
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I have not heard this before.. you should always get an alignment right away if you mess it up... its not great for the wear of the tires or suspension when its off.. the springs will settle in after an alignment as well..
sayin that he got his car lowered and has a camber kit.it will be better to get that adjusted after its settled..
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Old September 16th, 2007, 09:31 PM   #12
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Most places have a re-adjust period of 30 days. Align it now. Let it settle and readjust in 25 or so days...
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