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      12-18-2012, 03:50 PM   #1
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Installed H&R Sport Springs. Car pulls to whatever direction the wheel was turned

If I make a right turn with the wheel turned almost all the way, when I straighten out the steering wheel and car will pull to the right. Same with the left side. Just finished installing the springs today... is it just an alignment I need?
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By the way its non sport suspension and the car has 23k miles on it.
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Definately need an alignment since your altered the supension geometry
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Need to get your toe fixed immediately... you're chewing up your tires also.
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If I make a right turn with the wheel turned almost all the way, when I straighten out the steering wheel and car will pull to the right. Same with the left side. Just finished installing the springs today... is it just an alignment I need?

hey i have a non sport package 328i as well. do u have coil overs? or just springs. I'm thinking of installing them as well but some people say get coil overs and some say the springs are fine. mines x drive btw. how is it for you besides the alignment issue.
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hey i have a non sport package 328i as well. do u have coil overs? or just springs. I'm thinking of installing them as well but some people say get coil overs and some say the springs are fine. mines x drive btw. how is it for you besides the alignment issue.
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If I make a right turn with the wheel turned almost all the way, when I straighten out the steering wheel and car will pull to the right. Same with the left side. Just finished installing the springs today... is it just an alignment I need?
you need an alignment almost every time you do something to your suspension
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As usual, you should let the springs settle first before getting an alignment. I just installed my coils this past Sunday also and have the same effect. The alignment will take care of it, just drive it for a couple hundred miles first though.
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Definately need an alignment since your altered the supension geometry
Thank you. Will get one soon



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hey i have a non sport package 328i as well. do u have coil overs? or just springs. I'm thinking of installing them as well but some people say get coil overs and some say the springs are fine. mines x drive btw. how is it for you besides the alignment issue.
Just springs. It's pretty stiff

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you need an alignment almost every time you do something to your suspension
Yea thats what I though. Thanks

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As usual, you should let the springs settle first before getting an alignment. I just installed my coils this past Sunday also and have the same effect. The alignment will take care of it, just drive it for a couple hundred miles first though.
I've put like 40 miles on them so far and will get one really soon. Does it matter where you get an alignment? Like would Tire Kingdom be a bad idea? I'm not paying $200 for an alignment at the dealer lol
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You really should wait for your springs to settle first because if you go and get an alignment right now then after a few hundred miles your springs will drop even more and your alignment will be off again.
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You really should wait for your springs to settle first because if you go and get an alignment right now then after a few hundred miles your springs will drop even more and your alignment will be off again.
Will my tires be destroyed by then? Everyone says they're getting really messed up as I drive and that rubber is expensive haha
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Will my tires be destroyed by then? Everyone says they're getting really messed up as I drive and that rubber is expensive haha
They sure are!

If you don't feel too safe about it just get an alignment. I am sure your toe can't be all that bad where it'll kill your tires within a few hundred miles.
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