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Just wondering what you guys are setting your alighnment settings to for the street. Anybody here run the Lance alighnment settings found on MKIV.com? How do you like it? Is there a need to modify those settings when running 18" wheels with wide tires? I wouldnt think so...but just wondering, thanks!
 
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I run the Lance alignment. Great for handling and fantastic tire wear.
 

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hey mark, i notice you have larger wheels and tires, did you have to modify the settings or no? did you just straight up give your alignment man the lance settings? thanks
 
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Nope, didn't have to change the alignment for my wheels. Generally, as your wheel diameter goes up, your sidewall goes down, so the total diamater of your wheel and tire stay about the same. However, some people run different sidewalls than average and it can change a little bit, but generally you can pop aftermarket wheels on and continue with even wear throughout the tire, as I had on my stockers.

The best thing in any case is to just get the car aligned with the wheels on that you want. I handed him lance's numbers and he aligned my car to spec. Make sure you go to a reputable alignment shop, that specializes in aligning. We've all heard many stories of alignment shops that do half-assed jobs and don't even align your car to the specs that you request.
 

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that is true. they dont want to take the toe to 0 which is important to get any decent rear tire wear.. Stay with the guy doing it and make sure he gets them alligned correctly.
 

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I don't really know... I think the Lance alignment applies to all rim/tire configuration. I know it's meant to be on stock wheels, but still, what affects the alignment is if you get a suspension change.

I mean let's say your toe/camber is a certain spec, if you put on new wheels (let's say you upgrade to 18's from your 17's), the toe/camber specs will remain the same, therefore the tirewear will be the same. The wheel will be driven on at the same degree(s).

I was thinking of getting the Lance alignment with my 18's, but I just can't find a shop that can get my car up on their lift yet. They also told me if they follow the specs, they won't warrentee anything. Their "shop's alignment" has a lifetime warrentee, which isn't too bad.
 
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Look for shops that do the trick trucks, they have a simple level machine, like my guy uses. He does anything from RV homes to trick trucks, that have MINIMAL clearance.
 

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I did the Lance alignment at the suggestion of Chris Johnson (Performance Motorsports), and I love it. The handling and feedback improvements were instantaneous! The care sees plenty of street use, but I also autoX and road race and the car is very planted and predictable. :bigthumb:
 
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