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Old 06-07-2012, 12:44 PM   #16
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If you want your car to be aligned according to your own spec sheet;
you really dont need anybody's opinion .. isnt it?

and if you want to go to Can Alignment, which I believed you think is a better alignment shop than what others were suggesting(arguing).. then make an appoinment and make the effort to drive there..
By bringing my own spec sheet I mean taking the page from Bentley to ensure the alignment is done to factory spec.

It is a mixed bag of reviews thus far.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:56 PM   #17
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does anyone know a place that can accommodate lowered cars?

Anyone else have any experience with IAC?
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:34 PM   #18
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By bringing my own spec sheet I mean taking the page from Bentley to ensure the alignment is done to factory spec.

It is a mixed bag of reviews thus far.
Give Darren at Alphawerx a call and ask him. He installed my Eibach Pro Kit and mentioned I should wait 2 weeks and he could do an alignment on it. My steering was still perfect after having them installed so I didn't need to, but if it needed it then that's where I would have went.

Hope this helps, especially with the mixed bag of reviews LOL
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:30 PM   #19
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does anyone know a place that can accommodate lowered cars?

Anyone else have any experience with IAC?
Like I said, I did mine at IAC and have nothing but praise. For the first time in YEARS they managed to track my car straight while having the steering wheel lined up properly too. No up sells or extra charges for anything either, even when I said I want max camber in the rear.

The guys were super professional, a very no-nonsense attitude.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:06 PM   #20
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Give Darren at Alphawerx a call and ask him. He installed my Eibach Pro Kit and mentioned I should wait 2 weeks and he could do an alignment on it. My steering was still perfect after having them installed so I didn't need to, but if it needed it then that's where I would have went.

Hope this helps, especially with the mixed bag of reviews LOL
Well if you lowered your car at all, you should still get an alignment since your camber would be off. Camber off = uneven tire wear. Coming from a 4 finger wheel gap to having the tires tucked under the fenders, my steering is still dead center.

Thanks for the info as well.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:19 AM   #21
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I would have gone with IACTech as I know Anuk has experience with his rims, and more rims, and more rims lol... I actually think he should work at stance with Jay as they both change rims so many times lol... but they quoted me pretty crazy for the alignment and I can't make it out there during the week without taking a day off.
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Carl, maybe as a part-time gig after I'm done with patients. LOL!

What did they quote you if you don't mind me asking? My bill was around $140 I think with taxes. Seems in line with what most reputable shops charge.
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They quoted me $199 before taxes...
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:44 AM   #24
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Had my alignment done for my dc5 at Al Tech Automotive for $60. Can't beat them for the price. However, a friend of mine suggested Domco Auto Repair so I would probably give them a try next time for the e46.
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:32 AM   #25
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It seems that you need to "know" the guys at Level to have an "in" to make sure you get good service. IMO I won't take my car anywhere that doesn't give the exact same service to every client that uses their service.

The fact that there is sketchy reviews on Level Auto means that some people are getting good service and some are getting sketchy service. Huge red flag for new clients looking to use them for any type of service.

They clearly don't deal with BMW specifically so I don't even know why I wasted my time going there in the first place. I'm just trying to save people from the shotty experience I had when I went for my first visit.
My buddy had to go twice for them to get the car tracking straight. I had the same problem, but I didn't bother going back to get them to redo mine since its so out of the way. They were really quick and professional, but the end result just wasn't there. Not saying they're incompetent or anything, that was just my/my friend's experiences.
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