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I got the FK coilovers installed and the alignment has been off since (obviously).
First of all, I've tried 8 places in my area and either they don't want to do it, they can't get it on the hoist (I took my whole front bumper off, too), or the beams don't clear the fender to get an ccurate measurement (or something, I don't really know how an alignment machine thing works). Besides the fact that the alignment is so bad, that the car wanders wherever the hell it wants too, I've noticed that AFTER the suspension has been installed, the car handles worse. Example, the car pushes harder into corners. I'll take a corner at a slightly high speed (nothing that the car couldn't handle before), and the outter fron wheel will start to slip/bounce. I can take a similar corner at the same speed turning the other way and it won't do it, but the steering wheel feels very loose in my hand. I have a feeling that it's alignment matched with garbage tires, but I honestly don't know. Would the alignment affect the actual handling of the car, or the ability to track in a straight line?
EDIT -- Also, if the car is too low and the control arms aren't level, would it force the car to do this? Can anyone judge by the picture (thats a juice box), if the car is too low and the control arms aren't level?
Thanks for any help. Sorry about the long post.
[Modified by Mooz!, 1:56 AM 1-30-2003]