Wheel alignment after new front shocks? - delboy100
Should the wheel alignment be checked after installing new front strut inserts? (...struts taken off to install I think?)

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Wheel alignment after new front shocks? - lauriew
I would recommend this.
Wheel alignment after new front shocks? - Archie
I've never done it, and never had a noticeable tracking problem as a result. If you not actually changing the settings of track rods etc. I can't see that there's a need.
Wheel alignment after new front shocks? - Robert Fleming
If you do, let it settle for a few weeks first.
Wheel alignment after new front shocks? - Ben {P}
Deffinately. If the alignment is out you risk wrecking the front tyres, and driving with significantly less grip than normal. Best to ring around local garages that can do a four wheel alignment. I know a couple- where do you live?

Ben
Wheel alignment after new front shocks? - Cyd
Should not be necessary, unless any of the ball joints or adjustable rods had to be disturbed to do the change.
Wheel alignment after new front shocks? - Dizzy {P}
Delboy,

You haven't said what car you are referring to but I haven't come across any where the wheel alignment could be disturbed simply by changing the strut inserts. I think that Cyd has highlighted the only possibility where this could happen.

The only thing I would watch for is that the road springs are replaced in the same position because these are sometimes fitted a certain way round (e.g. with the lower extremity directly inboard with the wheels facing straight ahead).

David.




Wheel alignment after new front shocks? - Peter D
Some cars camber is set by the strut top and must be reset but in general I would always check/adjust camber, castoer and tracking and a month later I would revisit the tracking as it does settle. Peter

 

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