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Should I install the camber arms at the same time as the springs? How should I go about adjusting/setting the camber for safe driving until I get an alignment done and how soon should I do an alignment? Thanks in advance guys, I'm so looking forward to getting these on.
 

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That's how I felt, just wanted to make sure I didn't need to give the springs a little time to settle before doing the alignment.

So when putting the new camber arms on do I just eye the adjustment up and pretty much head straight to the alignment shop? Any reputable chain shops you would recommend for doing an alignment?
 

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If you go to Firestone they'll align your crap for a lifetime if you pay for it. Then you can go back after a few months to check for settling and then every year thereafter and not get charged for it.
 

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If you go to Firestone they'll align your crap for a lifetime if you pay for it. Then you can go back after a few months to check for settling and then every year thereafter and not get charged for it.
Do they do lowered cars?I know the 2 near me won't.maybe it varies by location?
 

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It may. I knew in years past they wouldn't do vehicles with wheels over 16inches. Really? What car rollin' on 17s nowadays?! I lowered my Fit and took it there with no problems. I also previously lowered an Accord and took it to a different Firestone and they were able to do it. The only real reason why they should say they can't do it is because they don't have a roll-in bay (or something like that as opposed to a ramp you'd have to drive up to get onto the lift).
 

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I payed for the lifetime alignment at Firestone on my old hatch and what they told me was, as long as your car can climb on the alignment rack, then your golden.
 

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Wonder how much that runs.
Not as much as you'd think. I think few years ago in my area it was less than $150USD. I forgot how long it takes though but I'm sure they'll be able to give you an estimate. Don't schedule the appointment for like an hour before they close though because then they'll rush it to go home on time. It may also include a test drive around the block.
as long as your car can climb on the alignment rack, then your golden.
Basically the same thing for me too. There are two kinds of racks (no pun intended) though. The first kind is level and pops up out of the ground. This one is very lowered life-friendly. The second one is up on a platform you have to drive up a little ramp to get on. Depending on how all the geometry works you'll either fit, scrape but fit, or get high-centered if you have too much moar low. They "might" accommodate getting the car up the ramp by extending it with 2x4s or something to help with the angles.
 

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Taking car apart now to install, do I need to cut stock bump stops? Springs came with no instructions and i remember a lot of people talking about this? Only wanna have this stuff apart once lol.
 

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Got the springs in but not the camber arms. I wasn't sure the proper way of adjusting/tightening the adjusters on the camber arms and I didn't have a wrench on hand big enough for the adjustments. Any insight would be nice. Called skunk2 and they said not to cut the bump stops.
 

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Someone please help wrap my head around the adjustments on these skunk2 camber arms. I see an end link, jam nut, coupling nut, then another jam nut and then the camber arm. I'm not familiar with adjusting this three piece design and want to get these on so i can go get my alignment done asap. Would really appreciate some insight guys, thanks!
 

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As far as the alignment, another possibility is to find and use what will become a TLG - trusted local garage.

My TLG has an alignment rack, and although there isn't a lifetime deal, I always know who is going to work on my car, and the owner and I, at this point in time, go way back. I know it'll be done right.

My Dad has been going to his TLG for over 25 years. He never has any issues there.
 

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As far as the alignment, another possibility is to find and use what will become a TLG - trusted local garage.

My TLG has an alignment rack, and although there isn't a lifetime deal, I always know who is going to work on my car, and the owner and I, at this point in time, go way back. I know it'll be done right.

My Dad has been going to his TLG for over 25 years. He never has any issues there.
I know what you're saying here, unfortunately I live in a small town full of bad shops and have very few that are trustworthy. I have no relationships with the better ones but i know a few exist. Ill try and ask around and ask my camaro and mustang boys just up the road.
 
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