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MrFancypants

Autocross Champion
yeah i dont trust most alignment shops... and after learning how to get it close enough at home, i dont go anymore.
Same here. I could break out the strings and do it myself but I’m feeling lazy and just want it done.
 

vdubnick

Go Kart Champion
An engineer.......who says "That's good enough...." :unsure: ;)

There's shitty everything, the trick is to find the good ones and toss them business.
yes, in this case, good enough is being within tolerance....
the camber has a decent tolerance +/- .5 deg ... and toe is tight (+/- .17~.32deg) but easy to calc with long straight edges. 🤷‍♂️ toe is more important than camber in regards to tire wear.
 

Joe_Mama

Autocross Champion
I just go to an alignment shop and they give me one of those colorful little printouts where my shit goes from red to green
 

uglybastard

Autocross Champion
I just go to an alignment shop and they give me one of those colorful little printouts where my shit goes from red to green
I love it when people share those lol
 

MrFancypants

Autocross Champion
I take my cars to a shop that does alignments on race cars. No my cars are not race cars, but these guys know what they are doing & will give a performance alignment without batting an eye.
I’d like to do that but I haven’t found a place like that near me. I probably haven’t looked hard enough because I’m near a few regionally popular tracks.
 

Gr8N0rthW0lf

Go Kart Champion
It looked so right until it looked so wrong. I appreciate everyone's negative criticism on this one. It'll be yalls fault when I affirm the supernovas when they become available.
Looking at jumping on some of their tails when they're back in stock
 

MrFancypants

Autocross Champion
I love it when people share those lol
I got a printout even though they couldn't do the alignment. I'll post it later, the toe is really screwed up and everyone should laugh at me.
 

torga

Autocross Champion
I've been suspecting some thermostat or coolant temp sensor shenanigans for a little while (coolant temp needle drops every now and again while driving, then comes back up to nominal). No leaks, no burning coolant, no overheating -- so I wasn't in a rush to deal with it. I put in a new thermostat when I did my water pump in Feb 2020, but I reused my coolant temp sensor.
Welp, P2181 just popped up for me on my way home yesterday, so... I guess I'll finally deal with this. If I gotta dump a bunch of coolant anyway, I'm gonna replace the upper/lower rad hoses while I'm at it. I'm at 135k mi, so why not?
 
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uglybastard

Autocross Champion
I've been suspecting some thermostat or coolant temp sensor shenanigans for a little while (coolant temp needle drops every now and again while driving, then comes back up to nominal). No leaks, no burning coolant, no overheating -- so I wasn't in a rush to deal with it. I put in a new thermostat when I did my water pump in Feb 2020, but I reused my coolant temp sensor.
Welp, P2181 just popped up for me on my way home yesterday, so... I guess I'll finally deal with this. If I gotta dump a bunch of coolant anyway, I'm gonna replace the upper/lower rad hoses while I'm at it. I'm at 135k mi, so why not?
Sensor seems a good place to start if you have no ongoing leaks when you get going on the job
 

torga

Autocross Champion
Sensor seems a good place to start if you have no ongoing leaks when you get going on the job
Definitely thinking I'm gonna swap that first and see what happens.
 

GolNat

Autocross Champion
Added light so I could see her better!!

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Need to do something with the cord and finish cleaning up/organizing the garage. Now I can see WTF I’m doing tho. Oh and hang a new blind cause that thing is wrecked.
 

Joe_Mama

Autocross Champion
Wow crazy improvement on the lighting
 
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