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On Monday, I trailer my car to my friends shop to have them align my car. I hand the tech the alignment specs that I want done. He proceeds to tell what type of vehicle it is and if it has power steering. Duh, I just explained to you not to go by the factory specs. No, the car has a manual box.

At this point I felt like leaving but... the car is already on the rack.

After 2 hours, he says I can't get it any further. I say fine, OK. I getting aggravated at this point. I can't stand people who can not do their job correctly and want to wing it.

So...Anyone know of an alignment shop in northern NJ that I can take my car to and do it right.

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Billy T.
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Do it yourself ;). You can make a homemade toe in deal and Speedway has a budget caster/camber gauge. Then you can align other peoples stuff for some extra $$. Trust me it's easy. If you can setup a 4 link you can do an alignment.
 

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I was just going back and forth this past weekend on whether or not it would just make sense to spend some money now to get some DIY alignment tools or bring it somewhere. Just like you, I would have just wanted to leave after he clearly did not listen to a word you told him. I find lately that a lot of people just do not give a crap about the quality of service they provide. Doing this would allow me to align not just this car, but also my truck and maybe make some extra cash or a case of beer on the side from my friends. I could set it up to my specs, without hearing "we are supposed to align it per the manufacturer's specs"

Here are a couple that I saw. The digitial one looks really slick. That is the one I am leaning towards.
http://www.jegs.com/i/Specialty+Products/827/91000/10002/-1/759610|11615
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/p/239,234_Digital-CasterandCamber-Gauges.html

I guess you would need turning plates to turn the wheels 20 degrees for caster, but I am sure there is a cheaper alternative.
 

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alignments are cake. take some time get you a string, tape , angle gauge and go to it. Or you could take it to someplace if you know somebody who knows somebody. I agree I can't stand jack holes who either a suck at thier work or refuse to stand beside and follow up in there work.

If you get somebody who actually knows what they are doing. ie.. I mean actually knows what the numbers mean, and how it effects the car you can do some really neat stuff on an alignment rack.
 
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