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    Do I need an alignment after changing front and rear struts?

    I replaced the front and rear with the KYB's. THe car drives straight and rides fine, but it looks like the rear wheel on the drivers side is leaning away from the car. Not very much, but noticable. It is leaning away from the car, like the angle of this slash ((( \ ))) but obviously not to that extreme.

    Any ideas? and is this an adjustment I can make or a shop has to do. I had the car inspected after i did the shocks/struts and it passed fine.
    -Dan<br /><br />'91 Cutlass Supreme, 3.1L 76,050 miles<br />'97 Cutlass Supreme, 3100 152,500 miles

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    Do I need an alignment after changing front and rear struts?

    Looks like you have some camber issues... I'd take it into Dunn Tire and have them do an alignment... or atleast have them check the alignment for free.
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    Do I need an alignment after changing front and rear struts?

    yeah, one of the 2 knuckle bolt holes in the rear struts is elongated to adjust camber.
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    Do I need an alignment after changing front and rear struts?

    all you have to do is make the nuts loose and push the wheel up so that it goes in.

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    Do I need an alignment after changing front and rear struts?

    just take it and get it aligned properly...
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    Do I need an alignment after changing front and rear struts?

    I would absolutely recommend a professional 4-wheel alignment. When you changed all the shocks/struts you changed geometric angles that will affect your tire wear. For maximum tire life and the best handling, the 4-wheel alignment is the way to go. Well worth the cost in the long run.

    Just my .02

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    Do I need an alignment after changing front and rear struts?

    well, I guess i will be taking it in for an alignment soon then. I wish they weren't so damn expensive though. Thanks for your help guys.
    -Dan<br /><br />'91 Cutlass Supreme, 3.1L 76,050 miles<br />'97 Cutlass Supreme, 3100 152,500 miles

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