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Old 08-07-2010, 06:29 PM   #1
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Lifetime front end alignment from Firestone.

Anyone know about how much it costs? And what does "lifetime" entail? I can't find it on the firestone website.
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Old 08-07-2010, 06:41 PM   #2
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about $150. Lifetime means as long as you own the car.
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Old 08-07-2010, 06:43 PM   #3
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i have it for both my wagon and coupe
i was swapping different suspensions, springs, and full bodied coilovers and knew i would be adjusting the height and camber to where i needed it

i have taken my wagon three times and the coupe four times so it has paid for itself already but i swap components more often than your average person

i you plan on adjusting height or camber one than one time then i would recommend getting the lifetime

sometimes they have it for 120 instead of 170
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Old 08-07-2010, 06:50 PM   #4
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I need new suspension on the Talon, but not for a little while....but it does need an alignment. I can get a regular alignment for about $45 inc. tax from Kimball's.

My steering wheel pulls...and at high speeds it is unpredictable. Toe-in is noticable
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:17 PM   #5
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firestone will screw the alignment up even worse than what you brought it in. common misconception is fwd cars need front end alignment only. the rear will affect steering and straightness...it's the first thing you adjust when you do an alignment. take it from someone that has done alignments.
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:57 PM   #6
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firestone will screw the alignment up even worse than what you brought it in. common misconception is fwd cars need front end alignment only. the rear will affect steering and straightness...it's the first thing you adjust when you do an alignment. take it from someone that has done alignments.
that is like saying outback or red lobster has shitty food at everyone of there locations. the cook that made the food (or the mechanic that did the alignment)does not works at every other establishment around the nation.

with that being said my alignment guy used to worked at tire kingdom and left to firestone. he has a sedan cb and that is how i started to know the guy, he is ase certified in suspension and has always done both front and rear

i can't say the same about every other firestone though
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:23 PM   #7
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im ase certified in cylinder heads...never done a crack repair in my life.
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:37 PM   #8
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im ase certified in cylinder heads...never done a crack repair in my life.
that is very true.

i didn't know that there was a certification for strictly heads(never knew anyone who was more so ever)
how exactly would it be repaired without compromising integrity.
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most machinists around here dont have ase certifications, it's all about reputation.

Firestone doesnt have a reputation...it's like going to costco or sears. id rather chance it out and go with a recommendation.
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firestone will screw the alignment up even worse than what you brought it in. common misconception is fwd cars need front end alignment only. the rear will affect steering and straightness...it's the first thing you adjust when you do an alignment. take it from someone that has done alignments.
so this lifetime alignment is not a 4 wheel? That is beyond stupid. After doing alignments myself I never understood how anyone would ever think you do not need to check the rear...thrust angle folks...thrust angle!
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:42 AM   #11
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marketing...they can save 20 dollars by skimping out on the rear.
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at my firestone it costs 169.99 for a four wheel lifetime alignment(sometimes discounted at 119.99)

i didn't realize it differed from store to store
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Mine was 169.99 for 4 wheel alignment like quaidum

They tend to get frustrated if you visit more than once a month
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Mine was 169.99 for 4 wheel alignment like quaidum

They tend to get frustrated if you visit more than once a month
so it really means lifetime? as in as many times as you'd like, no matter the time period? I thought they'd at least put a stipulation where you can't visit more than once in a certain timeframe.

But I was just about to do that, then the only Firestone nearby closed down and went out of business.
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I guess if you get 2 you get your moneys worth, 3 you come out ahead.

Questions...is this a toe only correction "alignment" or a full on camber/caster/toe? A place I took the sentra too charged $85 for a 4 wheel caster/camber/toe alignment (they had a toe only for cheaper...we needed all).

and will they align lowered cars?

do they align moddified cars at all or ONLY cover "typical wear and tear of parts" I know lifetime warranties will not cover say...if you put on aftermarket adjustable ball joints or shocks...etc
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i got my lifetime alignment from firestone for $115. unlimited lifetime 4wheel alignment as long as you own the car.

i align my car atleast once a month. i just go there for alignments and thats it. it pays for itself after a couple times. the catch is that you need to take it to a corporate firestone not private owned.
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:27 AM   #17
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Its definitely worth it. As long as there is a tech that knows what he/she is doing. I drive over an hour to go to the firestone that Oneoffaccord works at. He does all four wheels and puts my settings wherever i want!
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:50 AM   #18
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do u guys know if u can go to more than one firestone location when u buy the lifetime alignment?
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:59 AM   #19
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I guess if you get 2 you get your moneys worth, 3 you come out ahead.

Questions...is this a toe only correction "alignment" or a full on camber/caster/toe? A place I took the sentra too charged $85 for a 4 wheel caster/camber/toe alignment (they had a toe only for cheaper...we needed all).

and will they align lowered cars?

do they align moddified cars at all or ONLY cover "typical wear and tear of parts" I know lifetime warranties will not cover say...if you put on aftermarket adjustable ball joints or shocks...etc
the guy who does mine has a sedan cb so its more than just customer employee relationship, we hang out as well. my car is on f&f type 1 w/ tas adjustable upper ball joints.
i have adjusted height(toe would be affected every time you lower or raise the car) and camber many times to get the feel i want and he has never had a problem with management getting angry or uncooperative

my firestone is very considerate and easy going when it comes to me going there and getting shit done
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do u guys know if u can go to more than one firestone location when u buy the lifetime alignment?
you may only get the service done where it was purchased
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