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This is a discussion on Alignment within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So I am getting my car lowered on RCE blacks. There seems to be a difference in opinion from two ...

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    So I am getting my car lowered on RCE blacks. There seems to be a difference in opinion from two people I know about alignment. One thinks that the alignment should be done right away because the RCE black springs don't really settle. On the other hand, the other person states to wait a while (which with my old Honda's I would). I'm new to Subaru so any help in the right direction would help.

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    From my understanding there is a break in period with any new suspension, I say wait like 1k or 2k miles cause it takes a little longer to start ruining the tires. This way your playing safe both ways.

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    I'd align it twice. Once now, and once in a few thousand miles. If you don't align it now and your toe is off badly which is possible, you may not have any tires left in 1000 miles. I put the thread below together regarding alignments and how to DIY.

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    Tbh, my way is reckless and the much better way is what he said. Also what a great write up on alignments!

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    Maybe you can buy a 2-alignment package, or a x-month deal.
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    I say get it aligned within a few hundred miles and then just pay very close attention to your tires wear after that...if the tread is wearing evenly then you're probably good. Unless you hit a huge pothole or something else that may jar the suspension really hard...
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    First of all i dont think RCE blacks lower your car much at all. They are just a better spring for perfromance. Doesnt take more than a couple days of driving for your springs to settle. You will be fine waiting, .5 of an inch will not create enough toe to destroy your tires right away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiRty Impreza View Post
    You will be fine waiting, .5 of an inch will not create enough toe to destroy your tires right away.
    I disagree with this statement.


    They lower 3/4" Front & Rear on his car which is more than enough to throw everything out.
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