Alignment Shops (The Mother thread) - Page 35 - Club Lexus Forums


Alignment Shops (The Mother thread)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-15-13, 09:49 AM   #511
07IS350
Pole Position
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: California
Posts: 298
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RiffRaff35 View Post
only other place id recommend is west end in gardena
I've heard good things about westend. I called them earlier in the week, I spoke to one of the workers there and he took the time to answer all my questions. I'm already impressed and haven't even taken my car in for an alignment. I got an appointment this Wednesday.

Thanks for the recommendation
07IS350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-13, 04:38 PM   #512
Grouchy
Pole Position
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: CA
Posts: 262
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 07IS350 View Post
I've heard good things about westend. I called them earlier in the week, I spoke to one of the workers there and he took the time to answer all my questions. I'm already impressed and haven't even taken my car in for an alignment. I got an appointment this Wednesday.

Thanks for the recommendation
West End is the best. Darin is an awesome guy to work with. He is the one that told me about my radial pull from a defective tire. Just don't flake out on your appt.
Grouchy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-13, 07:36 PM   #513
07IS350
Pole Position
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: California
Posts: 298
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grouchy View Post
West End is the best. Darin is an awesome guy to work with. He is the one that told me about my radial pull from a defective tire. Just don't flake out on your appt.
Definently won't flake.
07IS350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-13, 11:19 PM   #514
1stGenIS
Driver School Candidate
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 28
Default

Toyota and Lexus can't figure out where or what tire my radial pull is coming from. Got 3 alignments and changed tires on the front and it still pulls to the left. I'm tired of spending money in something with the same end result.
1stGenIS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-13, 04:26 PM   #515
chargerfan
Pole Position
iTrader: (2)
 
chargerfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: san diego, ca
Posts: 396
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1stGenIS View Post
Toyota and Lexus can't figure out where or what tire my radial pull is coming from. Got 3 alignments and changed tires on the front and it still pulls to the left. I'm tired of spending money in something with the same end result.

something else seems off. has the car been in an accident? (any bent arms, blown suspension/shocks, etc?)
chargerfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-13, 06:04 PM   #516
1stGenIS
Driver School Candidate
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 28
Default

Cars never been in an accident, both lexus and Toyota told me there was radial pull due to a defective tire.

Changed tires and still the same pull. I did try to put the tires in opposite sides and it did pull to the other side and worse so I thought it was a tire for sure, but it wasn't.

Everything in the suspension is fine also, no bends, no bad bushings.

Maybe it's one of the wheels. I'm tempted to throw on my extra set of 18's and throw tires on them to see if it will do the same thing.

It's super annoying though.
1stGenIS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-13, 11:06 AM   #517
Stevoe88
Lead Lap
iTrader: (1)
 
Stevoe88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: CA
Posts: 485
Default

I just scheduled an appointment with Cyrus at JC Auto House, does anyone know if he charges 120 now for an alignment? I was under the assumption that it was 90, but he quoted me 120 even when I don't have any custom arms.
Stevoe88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-14, 03:58 AM   #518
slickwil89
Pole Position
 
slickwil89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: CA
Posts: 227
Arrow Southern California Alignment Shops?!

I think it's time. I need an alignment! Tricky part is many shops don't want to touch cars with Aftermarket Coils & Camber! Due to liabilities I suppose & the fact they don't have the computer equipment that show the percentage ratios of suspension. Need some advice. Where's a great shop that does quality work with reasonable prices? I've heard of West End, I call but they never pick up or either I have to make an appointment 2 weeks in advance! They are busy I guess & I have no patience. So where else? Around the Los Angeles & 626 area preferably. Thanks.
slickwil89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-14, 08:27 AM   #519
Sportskid1
Pole Position
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ca
Posts: 315
Default

Go to west end for sure. I had them do my IS350 as I have adjustable front UCA's and rear camber arms. They know exactly what to do and how to properly set the alignment with the aftermarket stuff. Prior to them I went to another local "race shop" and the car just didn't feel correct afterwards. When west end did the initial measurements the front left camber was -1.75 and front right was -3.0. Went to the rear and one side was -1.5 and the other was -4.0. They had never seen anything that bad. An hour and a half later it was just to my specs.

It is just a small shop with 2 guys working there so you need to get an appt weeks in advance but it is more than worth it. There is a reason there is a 2 week wait. They know what they are doing. If I remember is cost me ~$120. Don't get pissed if they don't pick up the phone as they are generally both working and aren't always in a position to pick up the phone if they are both in the middle of something. No front desk to handle the phone.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/west-end-alignment-gardena

Last edited by Sportskid1; 07-31-14 at 08:32 AM.
Sportskid1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-14, 08:55 AM   #520
Kd0t
Driver
iTrader: (17)
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 121
Default

Check out 7L Autosport in Chino. They focus primarily on Subarus but they have a nice Hunter Laser alignment setup.

Lowered car friendly as well. Hit up Harry, he's the owner of the shop.

I think I paid around 90$?
Kd0t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-14, 09:59 AM   #521
RandyIS350
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: CA
Posts: 10
Default

you can try Cyrus in Temple City

lowered car friendly, i had him did the alignment on my IS350

give him a call!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/jc-auto-house-temple-city
RandyIS350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-14, 02:29 PM   #522
masboy
Lexus Champion
iTrader: (30)
 
masboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 3,167
Default

714tires for alignment. come on weekdays, expect long wait on weekend. yelp it, a lot of low car.
masboy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-14, 02:44 PM   #523
Jaydemm
Pole Position
iTrader: (2)
 
Jaydemm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: CA
Posts: 279
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by masboy View Post
714tires for alignment. come on weekdays, expect long wait on weekend. yelp it, a lot of low car.
+1
Jaydemm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-14, 02:46 PM   #524
Stan86
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: CA
Posts: 30
Default

I'm sure many of you have had horrible experience with Firestone, as I have with many of them across the country. However, this one on Bristol, city of Costa Mesa was super friendly, they did mine (BC coilover, approx 2inch drop) under my lifetime alignment warranty.

Although I was told the inner tie rod needs replacement, I'll be bringing my car back to have them realign.
Like none of the other Firestones, who refuses to all lowered cars
Stan86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-14, 03:42 PM   #525
Hype VVTi
Driver School Candidate
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: ca
Posts: 43
Default

I for sure would recommend west end alignment. I came in for an alignment and corner balance a couple of years back. He does an amazing job and works with you on how you want your car to handle. Dont be discourage over the phone because, at the time 1 guy was doing everything, he sounds rude but you have to understand that he was doing this all alone and while working on cars at the same time. 714 tires is good also since they were a lot closer and deals with drop cars and suspension mods. GL
Hype VVTi is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Every Tuesday: Diamond Jamboree Meet [Irvine] RVCAis250 CL of Southern California 20 09-21-14 03:00 PM
Free! Nitto Auto Enthusiast Show RVCAis250 CL of Southern California 22 08-04-14 11:39 AM
I think it's safe to say..... 4mula_J87 NELOC 0 04-05-14 10:04 PM
FS: 20' AGIO wheels for 2GS !! Jay Wheels and Tires Classifieds 4 12-02-08 10:04 PM
Performance shops near Irvine/Tustin?? 007lexus SC- 1st Gen (1992-2000) 6 01-28-02 03:00 PM


Tags
3d, 50, 500, 523, 626, 714tires, adjustment, alignment, alignmentcom, alignments, alignmnet, allignment, allingment, angeles, anygood, appointment, auto, autohaus, autohouse, azusa, bar, bear, blkblk, brown, ca, cal, calfornia, calforum, califonia, california, camber, car, cars, center, charge, chicago, chula, city, cl, clarence, clarks, club, clublexus, coil, commute, cost, county, cucamonga, custom, cyrus, dana, daves, diamond, diego, dollar, dpe, eibach, empire, end, exhaust, firestone, forest, forums, gabriel, gabrielca, garden, good, grove, hb, hiros, hoover, house, huntington, inland, installing, irvine, is250, jc, jcalignment, jcs, kit, la, lake, lexus, lifetime, long, los, lower, lowered, machine, mobile, oc, orange, overs, pit, platinum, point, prelude, price, rallye, rancho, recommend, repair, review, riverside, rwd, san, sc, scion, sgv, shop, shops, shopso, slammed, socal, southern, sp, special, suspension, tc, temple, times, tire, tires, truline, valley, vehicles, ventura, vip, vista, vodi, vodies, voldies, warrantied, west, westend, westminster, westwood, wheel, wheels, xxr

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:01 AM.


Copyright © 2000-2016 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved