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Lowering and alignment, which order?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Sir Chumpalot, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Sir Chumpalot
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    Hi all,

    I'm thinking about dropping my car on some H&R or Eibach springs. Would it be best to get the car tracked and aligned before I get it lowered? Or doesn't it matter too much?

    The car has had new 18" S4 alloys since.

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    Dave
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    Lowering first... alignment second
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    Thanks for clearing that up for me :)
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    The biggest problem is some places may fob you off and say that they cannot get the equipment on lowered cars. G is right though, Lower then align
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    No worries.

    If you align your car, then get it lowered, there's a distinct possibility you'll alter the car's geometry when fiddling around changing springs, etc... so it's always best to get it tracked/aligned after lowering it.
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    Depends where you go. Some places use equipment that goes over the tyres... which means I wouldn't be able to get mine aligned at all!

    My local place uses equipment that hooks onto the rim of the wheel... which means that I can get it done.

    The trouble starts when you try and get the car on the actual ramp to get it in the air! :think: It's a bit low!
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    I don't think mine will end up as low as yours :) I just want to take some of the gap away between wheel and arch, it looks a little bit strange at the moment :S
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