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Trying to get an alignment after having eibach springs installed now my car is to low for any service station to lift the car any suggestons not running stock tires

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Old 01-05-2012, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Trying to get an alignment after having eibach springs installed now my car is to low for any service station to lift the car any suggestons not running stock tires
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would just recommend looking for a performance shop and getting their recommendation for an alignment shop. That is the easiest and best way, wish you were in AZ I would have a place for you already haha

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Where did you get the springs installed? I would ask the guys over at Performance Motorsports. Unless its slammed, which I doubt, they should be able get on their lift. They do alignments, but it's a bit more $ compared to regular service shops.

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Don't go to the dealer unless they have the dedicated bay for Zs and GT-Rs. If you do, the idiots will trash your underside and skirts trying to put it on the lift. I had to yell at the guys that were doing my service and my NISMO only had a Catback on it. They were like "this is normal", so I got the service manager and he ripped them a new *******. Then they took it to the GT-R bay and drove it right onto the lift.........Idiots!
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Don't go to the dealer unless they have the dedicated bay for Zs and GT-Rs. If you do, the idiots will trash your underside and skirts trying to put it on the lift. I had to yell at the guys that were doing my service and my NISMO only had a Catback on it. They were like "this is normal", so I got the service manager and he ripped them a new *******. Then they took it to the GT-R bay and drove it right onto the lift.........Idiots!
Had this happen with a customer we took to the dealership to get schedule maintenance and they tried to put it on a regular rack, he almost went crazy!
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Look for a place that has a Rotary lift.

They are very lowered-car friendly!



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I didnt know that some dealers have special racks for z's ill check my local nissan dealer Thanks for the quick reply
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Oh the joys of owning a lowered car. I went through that mess when I had my 350z with coilovers. It was a nightmare trying to find shops with lowered-car friendly lifts and ramps. Then again my Z was pretty damn low... hard to think with just springs installed that no shops in your area can get your car on a lift OP
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Oh the joys of owning a lowered car. I went through that mess when I had my 350z with coilovers. It was a nightmare trying to find shops with lowered-car friendly lifts and ramps. Then again my Z was pretty damn low... hard to think with just springs installed that no shops in your area can get your car on a lift OP
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Head to CamberToe Performance in Lynbrook. They specialize on lowered cars.


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You can drive on 2x4s to get on a normal lift.

Or go to any nissan dealer with lo profile racks--I know every dealer that has a gtr tech has them.
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You can drive on 2x4s to get on a normal lift.

Or go to any nissan dealer with lo profile racks--I know every dealer that has a gtr tech has them.
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I think the OP want to find a alignment rack. There are two types one that you have a small ramp or the one that you just drive onto that is level with the ground. Most of the nissan dealerships are going to the latter due to the lower vehicles. If you go to a shop that you have to drive up on about the only way it can be done with a lowered vehicle is to take the front bumper off to get the clearance. Shops will not use lumber to make the grade easier due to liability issues. I found this out the hard way but since I take the the bumper off and on so much I just did it in the parking lot in about 5min and put it back on after it came off the rack and yes I watched it going on and off and every step of the way.
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Some NTB's in my area have the in-ground alignment machines. Just call around and ask. They should be able to get it up with 2x4's though, My car has my kw v3s all the way maxed out in the rear and very low in the front and they found a way to get it on.
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I know that around here, NTB.. (although i do not go to them for anything but alignments), has a drive on flat alignment rack and that was the only place i could get my car aligned without ripping the cross member off.
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