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      09-29-2012, 01:26 PM   #111
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$60 is the cash price for a full 4 wheel alignment (at least for us e9x guys). Had mine done recently by Pat. He did a great job and I'd definitely go back.
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+1 Underrated shop for alignments and great bunch of guys.
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      09-29-2012, 06:37 PM   #113
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      03-18-2013, 11:38 AM   #114
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jus called

Just called them right now for an alignment.
Impressed already and haven't even gone. he said we might be having bad weather tomorrow so he will not do an alignment since they cannot test drive the car properly.

First alignment place that actually care about performing a proper alignment.
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      03-18-2013, 08:33 PM   #115
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Did Altech load weights in the car for the alignment as spec'd by BMW?
Does anyone actually do that?
Also, what can the tech learn by driving the car before the adjustment that the machine won't detect?
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Didn't load weights when doing mine, not sure how much of an impact that really has, especially if you're on coils. However, driving the car gives two things, a sense of pulling or other related issues and to see how centered the steering wheel is.
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      03-19-2013, 12:51 PM   #117
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Did Altech load weights in the car for the alignment as spec'd by BMW?
Does anyone actually do that?
Also, what can the tech learn by driving the car before the adjustment that the machine won't detect?
They test drive the car after the alignment, not before.
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      03-19-2013, 07:30 PM   #118
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They test drive the car after the alignment, not before.
Mine was test-driven before at Altech for my alignment.
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      03-20-2013, 02:48 PM   #119
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Before & after
To see how it feels
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Amazing price gonna do it come april
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Are they' still offering it for 60$?
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Are they' still offering it for 60$?
Yup
I was there yesterday, and I am glad I went cause my shit was out of wack.
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Are they' still offering it for 60$?
Yup
I was there yesterday, and I am glad I went cause my shit was out of wack.
Did you have to set up an appt or just walk in?
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Did you have to set up an appt or just walk in?
I always call ahead I hate waiting
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good shop. I got both cars aligned $60 cash : )
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On my way there today will let you know how it goes!
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got an appointment for monday !
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Used Altech back in the day when I had my Maxima. Good service.
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Out of curiosity, has anyone with active steering had their car aligned here?
If so, what do they do to prevent active steering codes being triggered?

EDIT: I clarified with Pat. Yes, they can do alignment on cars with active steering. He does have the ability to re-calibrate the steering sensor if need be. Typically, a steering angle sensor code is only thrown if the alignment was changed significantly or if the car had a major overhaul (ie. dropped on coils). Either way, he's got you covered.

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$60 is the cash price for a full 4 wheel alignment (at least for us e9x guys). Had mine done recently by Pat. He did a great job and I'd definitely go back.
If I needed him to give me the M3 alignment specs would he do it?
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      04-29-2013, 04:22 PM   #132
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If I needed him to give me the M3 alignment specs would he do it?
Those alignment results I posted above are actually with M3 tension rods, M3 wishbone links, and MR adjustable rear toe arms. What you want to tell him is to maximize your front camber settings. You should be still be using 335i toe specs, mine were at nominal but you could request minimum toe out.

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