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      08-13-2011, 01:58 PM   #1
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How long should I wait before getting an alignment?

I just got my KW V2's installed, and the guy told me I should wait a week before getting an alignment, is this true or should I do it right away?
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      08-13-2011, 02:00 PM   #2
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Yea drive around a lil to let everything settle..then get an alignment..they should "eye ball" the alignment for you tho so can at least drive the car some what normally
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I recommend driving around for a week to let the springs settle at their final drop height.
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I had an aligment done the same time as my KW's were installed. Didn't notice any problems, but the car seems to have "settled" a bit since the install over a year ago.

I had new tires put on, and an alignment done about 4 months ago. I noticed that the inner tread on my front tires was worn down almost smooth on the old tires. Don't know if that indicated that the alignment was done to soon or not? I believe that our cars need to be checked and aligned if needed on a regular basis, especially if lowered. Maybe some one with more knowledge could comment?
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I had an aligment done the same time as my KW's were installed. Didn't notice any problems, but the car seems to have "settled" a bit since the install over a year ago.

I had new tires put on, and an alignment done about 4 months ago. I noticed that the inner tread on my front tires was worn down almost smooth on the old tires. Don't know if that indicated that the alignment was done to soon or not? I believe that our cars need to be checked and aligned if needed on a regular basis, especially if lowered. Maybe some one with more knowledge could comment?
You probably won't notice a difference when driving. But your tires will surely wear abnormally.

EDIT: lol I just read the the rest of your post. It's normal for the inner part of the tire to wear faster than the rest of the tire. Especially when you're lowered. This is more so for the rear tires though. Front has some negative camber but not as much as the rear.
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