Originally Posted by Caniac14
Don't mean to thread jack, but will signs of needing an alignment usually be feel-able when driving?
I had a horrible wobble I thought was an alignment issue but turned out to be a bad spacer on my old setup.
Since getting new wheels and new tires I feel like I am riding on a cloud again. Smooth as butter. And that's even with my dampening on my coils set 5 clicks below hardest. So I guess my question is would I need an alignment with everything feeling as good as it does now? I feel no pulls to either side(rides perfectly straight with no hands on the hwy) or steering wheel wobble.
The only alignment place close to me charges $89 and I'm not paying that for something that may be just fine. I would pay the $150 lifetime alignment but they said NO AFTERMARKET suspension. I'm like if I only bring it in once or twice a year I'm only doing it just as much as everyone else so why does it matter? They just said, sorry, NO!
usually you will be able to feel it during driving. however if, for example, your toe is off perfectly between left and right, the car will still continue to drive straight. only when you look at the tire wear will you see a problem with the alignment.
for me the only time i get an alignment is when i mess with the suspension ride height. anything more is just for extra peace of mind. they do recommend you get alignments every so often to compensate for worn bushings, etc but i don't follow that to the T.