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!!!WOO...Ok so I just did my first major mod on my car. I got 18in prodrive p1's, eibach springs, and xs-engineering down and midpipes.
Now here Is my question. My dealer (they did not install the parts) said that I don't need an all wheel alignment. The guys who installed everything said I did.
Who do I trust. I searched the posts and EVERYONE says get a realignment...but then the question comes up...why would the dealer who would do my alignment and take my money say i don't need one, and the mechanics who installed the springs say i DO need one?
Isn't this a bit backwards. And then...how many miles can I go before I"m going to ruin my new tires? 5 milles 100 miles???
I'll post pics as soon as I get home from my business trip and have my camera.
AccessECU being ordered next week. I can't wait. Car runs quite quickly with the new mods...feel a lot more pull in mid range torque.
25/25 is pretty big. Most people are pretty happy with a 22mm front and 20-24mm adjustable rear, both of which are also available from Cobb. The 25mm front would especially concern me. The car pushes enough as it is.
a 25mm front bar would be miserable, even with a larger rear bar. right now, i'm running the stock front swaybar on my car, and a Cusco adjustable rear bar. i actually removed and sold my Cusco front bar, since the car handles a whole lot better without it.
as for the alignment, yes, you should get one. its impossible to install a new set of springs that lower the car, and not muck up some of the geometry. lowering springs themselves will affect the alignment settings as well. unless the alignment is *really* off, it'll take a while for the tires to wear badly, but you're better off getting an alignment sooner rather than later. i'd say withing 100 miles would be fine.
is there any advantage to having a thicker bar? Or is it just for numbers?
I can't STAND how much my WRX understeers right now. Its CRAZY bad, and I don't want to buy a 22mm and still want MORE oversteer. Maybe I can find someone in the area who is willing ot let me test drive their car.