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Old 05-28-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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Do i need a Wheel alignment after installing new wheels

About a month ago I swapped out my wheels. I had the stock 18's, and I switched to a staggered setup with 245 40 19 up front and 285 35 19 in the rear. The car isn't pulling but I was wondering if I should get a alignment, Since i installed larger wheel and tires? Thanks
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About a month ago I swapped out my wheels. I had the stock 18's, and I switched to a staggered setup with 245 40 19 up front and 285 35 19 in the rear. The car isn't pulling but I was wondering if I should get a alignment, Since i installed larger wheel and tires? Thanks
Do you need it BECAUSE you swapped wheels, no. Should you have gotten an alignment with your new tires to ensure proper wear, yes.
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I got the same sizes you did, if it was good with the previous set its good with the new set!
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I got the same sizes you did, if it was good with the previous set its good with the new set!
Yes, if you are 100% sure your alignment was correct, and that your tires were wearing properly, you could skip getting one.
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I've heard from a shop if you keep the same size rim you'll be fine but if you get bigger or smaller rims you would be better off getting one. I don't know anything just by word of mouth.
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Changing rim/tire sizes will not change a thing with your alignment. But as Napoleon said, a fresh alignment will protect your investment.
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Changing rim/tire sizes will not change a thing with your alignment. But as Napoleon said, a fresh alignment will protect your investment.
Investment, ha. I throw money at this car like its a stripper with a drug addition. I make it rain up in this biotch!
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Investment, ha. I throw money at this car like its a stripper with a drug addition. I make it rain up in this biotch!
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You shouldnt have to but if you feel alignment is off, it doesnt hurt to spens a few bucks of insurance to protect your new tires.
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