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What is done during wheel alignment?

What is done during wheel alignment?

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Non stock wheels would not make any difference during a regular four wheel alignment *unless the backspacing, wheel width and diameter was different than the OEM (origional equipment manufactures) wheel specifications. To tell you the truth a good alignment shop technition would drive the car prior to doing the alignment to feel any irregularities in the steering wheel. That helps them zero in on potential issues. Shops do deviate from the manufactures alignment specifications slightly to correct steering difficulties only if all suspension hardware is in otherwise good shape. Glad you said wheel alignment instead of front end alignment. Front wheel drive cars have more adjustments in the rear wheels than the front. Rear wheel driven cars with a solid third member (rear wheels) only have adjustments in the front. Corvettes and the new Camaro are rear wheel driven but have independant rear suspension which means many rear wheel adjustments. Right off the bat I'd like to warn you that any car that tracks perfectly on an airport runway will pull very slightly to the right on a road which has a crown in the center.
There are adjustments in the front end to align the front wheels with each other, the steering wheel, and the road. If the front end is not aligned, you end up with tires that wear unevenly, a steering wheel that isn't centered, a car that pulls to the left or right, tires that squeal when you make turns and so on. If its been 10 years since the car was aligned, they could have been struggling with tight/rusted threads.
This Site Might Help You. RE: What is done during wheel alignment? Do they align the wheels base on the factory setting of the car, meaning that they adjust the wheel settings to the default factory state, regardless of whatever u have different wheels, and because of that, you still drift to one side. Or do they align the wheels base on what you have, and make.

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