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Re: Best shops for services (Alignment, Tire Mounting, etc.)

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:40 am
by thrdeye
Id hit up Don's Tires on Western for mounting and balancing. they did mine when i lived over that way for $40 if off the car

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Re: Best shops for services (Alignment, Tire Mounting, etc.)

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:28 am
by Buck05Sti
Does anyone still do the lifetime alignments?

Re: Best shops for services (Alignment, Tire Mounting, etc.)

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:04 am
by thrdeye
Buck05Sti wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:28 am
Does anyone still do the lifetime alignments?
Yeah Firestone does. I think any of them do. Douglas James Smith (not sure why he has three names) is at the one in Alcoa.

Re: Best shops for services (Alignment, Tire Mounting, etc.)

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:55 am
by Buck05Sti
thrdeye wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:04 am
Buck05Sti wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:28 am
Does anyone still do the lifetime alignments?
Yeah Firestone does. I think any of them do. Douglas James Smith (not sure why he has three names) is at the one in Alcoa.
Cool. Looking for someone that'll let me be back there and mark toe settings.

Re: Best shops for services (Alignment, Tire Mounting, etc.)

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:25 am
by thrdeye
Use a metal scribe if you can. Paint and other stuff will ultimately wear off.

Re: Best shops for services (Alignment, Tire Mounting, etc.)

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:16 pm
by Buck05Sti
thrdeye wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:25 am
Use a metal scribe if you can. Paint and other stuff will ultimately wear off.
how much toe out did you run? 9/16"?

Re: Best shops for services (Alignment, Tire Mounting, etc.)

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:35 pm
by thrdeye
Depended on surface. Usually about 1/4 out on asphalt, and yep at Peru or similarly grippy concrete I ran 9/16 to get the car to turn. Keep in mind that the WRX didn't have fancy diffs, whereas the STi does and transfers power better and usually doesn't understeer as badly as a WRX. I would be surprised if you needed as much as I ran, but it will take some experimentation and testing.

Re: Best shops for services (Alignment, Tire Mounting, etc.)

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:52 pm
by MARKP
Doug at Firestone Alcoa is good. He did the Focus, let me come hang out in the back and ask him some stuff. Seems to be good at what he does.

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