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Old 07-24-2007, 12:56 PM   #1
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alignment specs

Took my car in to be aligned after lowering and they asked me for the alignment specs.

I checked Eibach's website and it says nothing about this.

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Old 07-24-2007, 12:59 PM   #2
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Shouldn't they just go back to the stock settings?

I know when I did the 4/6 drop on my truck, that is all they did.
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Old 07-24-2007, 01:02 PM   #3
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That's what I thought.
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Old 07-24-2007, 01:19 PM   #4
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I just got my HHR aligned at a Showcase Chevrolet (my work) and I have the print out of all the specs.

Stock:
Front Right and Left Specified Range:
Camber: -1.7 to -0.2 degrees
Caster: +3.0 to +4.5 degrees (not adjustable)
Toe: 0.00 to +0.20 degrees
Cross Camber: -0.8 to +0.8 degrees
Cross Caster: -0.8 to +0.8 degrees
Cross SAI: not specified
Total Toe: +0.00 to +0.40 degrees

Rear Right and Left Specified Range:
Camber: -1.6 to -0.1 degrees
Toe: -0.03 to +0.28 degrees
Cross Camber: not specified
Total Toe: -0.05 to +0.55 degrees
Thurst Angle: -0.30 to +0.30 degrees
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That's what I thought.
I would try a different shop. Mine drove great after, but wasn't that far off either after the new spindles/springs were installed. Guess we got lucky with the eye setting....
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On your pickup, the spindles would compensate for any alignment variations. If you lowered it with just springs, you will get crazy camber. Toe would probably be the only thing needed to be adjusted for the front with spindles. The rear suspension alignment does not change with lowering because it has a solid rear axle.
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Old 07-24-2007, 02:03 PM   #7
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On your pickup, the spindles would compensate for any alignment variations. If you lowered it with just springs, you will get crazy camber. Toe would probably be the only thing needed to be adjusted for the front with spindles. The rear suspension alignment does not change with lowering because it has a solid rear axle.
That was the reason I went with Spindles/springs verses using LCA's/spings (can't use LCA's/spindles). Seems to be the best to get that 4"s on the front. I don't have the alignment sheet anymore, it was in the glove box the day it was stolen (9/8/06). Still has not been recovered, gone for good.

Correct, no 4 wheel alignment needed, if so, you bent the frame. Back was easy, excect for the notch.
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Old 07-24-2007, 02:27 PM   #8
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Here's the specs.

The only things that need adjustment are the toe and headlights if off. Front camber will go slightly negative, but not enough to worry about. Rear won't be affected at all.


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Old 07-24-2007, 02:31 PM   #9
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SoCalHHR use to have the specs posted, because most shops did not have SPECS for HHR, at all.

They came with the Gold-Lines I purchased through SoCalHHR.

Not sure if he still around, or if that info is available, through one of the threads referencing lowering the HHR.

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I will check at home, I should have them, they may be the same as posted above!

EDIT: The post above looks like what SoCalHHR use to provide!
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Here's the specs.

The only things that need adjustment are the toe and headlights if off. Front camber will go slightly negative, but not enough to worry about. Rear won't be affected at all.


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Were did you get your specs from?

Here's the scan from my alignment printout.

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