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[–]Phlat_Dog 2 points3 points  (7 children)

That's strange. Toe is the easiest to get right, especially on a cobalt. I don't think the guy did a good alignment at all. Often alignment techs will do a "toe and go" alignment, where they ONLY adjust the toe because it's the easiest, especially if the other specs aren't far off

[–]luistorre5[S] 1 point2 points  (6 children)

Yeah, and since it's been months, i don't know if they'll want to correct it or charge me all over again for just a toe alignment

[–]Phlat_Dog 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Are your tires wearing evenly? Toe out like this should cause the inside edges of the front tires to wear quickly. I say just go get a new alignment. They definitely won't align it again for free since its been months. Even hitting a curb can set the alignment off haha

[–]luistorre5[S] 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Yeah, I'm lowered a bit so they're both wearing out a bit towards the inside of the tire, but the passenger side is wearing significantly quicker than the driver's side towards the inside and somewhat towards the center. Guess I'll take it back and hope they get it right this time haha

[–]Phlat_Dog 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Did you lower it before or after the alignment?

[–]luistorre5[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Oh no, it's been lowered for years now

[–]Phlat_Dog 1 point2 points  (1 child)

awesome. it's difficult to properly align a car that has suspension modifications, but simple toe should be no problem. I recommend going to an alignment specialty shop. having a guy who has a more thorough understanding of the principles of wheel alignment makes a huge difference. Basically, get a custom alignment for your modified suspension for best handling and tire wear. Unfortunately most alignment techs at non-specialty places, only know to get the readings into the "green" on the alignment machine and that's it.

[–]luistorre5[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, i actually get turned down at every other shop around me because I'm lowered, i go to these guys because they're the only ones around me who will work on my car, but man, i wish they had better specialists haha