Alignment results: the good and the bad
Took my 04 in for a bunch of stuff earlier today. Did both front LCAs, and both rear upper links. Did tie rod ends awhile ago, and as my siggy says, it has been fitted with all FE5 components. But, hasn't been aligned in awhile.
So, I go in, hoping the FE5 doesn't mess with the front specs too much, cuz I really didn't want to have to use camber bolts if I didn't need to.
Everything checked out great on the front end. Nearly every setting was dead center on factory specs when done. (And actually ball parking my rod ends turned out pretty close). So this was good news.
Now for the bad.
Jeff, my alignment guy, asked me if the car had ever been in an accident. You can imagine my gut reaction to that. It hit a deer, right front, before I got it, and damage was only cosmetic. So I look at the spec sheet, and the right rear has about 1.7 degrees of negative camber. Not good. Not in spec, and according to Jeff, not fixable. Left side isn't a ton better, but its in spec at .7 degrees negative. Toe is well within limits for both sides.
Anyone know if there is a way to tweak the right rear back into spec a little more? This is the first I've had a 4 wheel alignment done since I got it, so I have no idea how long its been like that.
And has anyone tried different settings for better handling, than going by stock limits?
It certainly feels better. Turn in is sharp, and there is no slop in the suspension at all. I couldn't push it due to our wonderful snow storm, but it feels like it turns in easier, and everything is so much more precise. (Not bad for a once floaty Buick, huh?)
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