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I was wondering do I need an alignment I haven’t seen anyone else do it haha

Probably a stupid question but I just put 305/45/17s on my rears with 255/35/19s with stock wheels on the front and I plan on daily driving it . I was wondering should I do an alignment so the thread last longer & any other benefits?

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it’s hard to answer. Without knowing what your running now. But, Google BMR Drag alignment. I run my rears with .08 camber and .013 toe each side to get maximum tire contact patch on my street car. This was with stock camber adjustment. I have nice even wear. I also live in a very flat state. Where the only curvy roads are off/on ramps. 🤣
 

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anytime you change tire sizes do an alignment.

to get maximum tire contact patch on my street car
tire pressure gets you maximum contact patch.
 
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it’s hard to answer. Without knowing what your running now. But, Google BMR Drag alignment. I run my rears with .08 camber and .013 toe each side to get maximum tire contact patch on my street car. This was with stock camber adjustment. I have nice even wear. I also live in a very flat state. Where the only curvy roads are off/on ramps. 🤣
Thank you bro! I live in Cali haha there’s curvy roads everywhere imma try the bmr drag alignment tho and see how it is
 

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I'm curious why you think changing tire sizes would necessitate an alignment?
" because tires that are wider or taller (or the opposite) than original equipment tires stretch the suspension slightly and cause changes in camber and caster angles, as well as toe angles. "
 

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" because tires that are wider or taller (or the opposite) than original equipment tires stretch the suspension slightly and cause changes in camber and caster angles, as well as toe angles. "
Interesting, but I believe that Miami Power Wheels is incorrect about that. With all other things being equal, your suspension doesn't know what size tire is on it. I think they are just trying to sell alignments.

Edit: After reading through their alignment page, your source has absolutely no credibility. The comedic value was great though. This line was one of my favorites -" When one wheel is not parallel or perpendicular to another wheel and touching that wheel at only one point, the vehicle alignment is out of specs. "
 
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This is -.6° rear camber and basically 0 rear toe with a 305/45/17

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Measure it yourself then.
I do, on a regular basis. There has been no consistent difference in the alignment specs of my car between rear tire sizes. I only asked because I thought maybe I was going to learn something new, but my Hunter machine will allow me to align a car with the wheels off, so I wasn't hopeful.
 

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I do, on a regular basis.
Then you know the taller the tire, the more pronounce ( in/out ) on the top it is with say the same -3 degrees camber. You'll have to make adjustments for it. Unless of course it's at 0.
 

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Then you know the taller the tire, the more pronounce ( in/out ) on the top it is with say the same -3 degrees camber. You'll have to make adjustments for it. Unless of course it's at 0.
I seriously hope this statement is a joke. If not, please put some though into what you just wrote.
 

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I seriously hope this statement is a joke. If not, please put some though into what you just said.
right. do what you want. have a great day.
 
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Update: I had the alignment guy check he said that the alignment was fine & was perfect to drive but I I am getting a lot toe wear but he said it’s normal for these type of cars. So I guess if you throw on a drag pack for the rears you don’t need an alignment but I will be going back with some drag specs just to make sure!
 
 




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