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  1. UrbanBounca

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    I searched and didn't find a good car thread. I'm sure some of you have a passion for them as well. That said, I created a thread for everything automotive.

    I recently purchased new tires on 1/30 and don't like them. I contacted the retailer, who stated they would refund them. When they were mounted, I got an alignment. I'm getting another set later this week. Do I need another alignment when the new tires are mounted?
     
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    No you should be good. The alignment isn't affected by removing the wheels. At least it shouldn't be. But they should be balanced again... But I assume they'll do that anyways
     
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    I approve this thread. :D Surprised we didn't have one already.
     
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    Absolutely!
    Looking forward to this one.

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    Excellent idea for a new thread! Just to confirm what @jstafford1 posted, a new set of tires on the same wheels should not affect alignment at all. If you change wheel & tire size drastically (bigger or smaller) then that changes the suspension geometry and a new alignment would be a good idea. Putting new tires on the same wheels should not change alignment. Any reputable tire shop will always balance a new set of tires before installing.


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    Also consider directional tread not being installed in the right direction for all the tires possibly throwing the handling off on the old set. But with a fresh alignment, provided the tech did it right, you should be good to go!
     
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    You didn't add... Wider or narrower.. Even in the same wheels... If you go a lot wider or narrower.. You "can" throw off your alignment.. Especially in turns..sidewall flex being a large part but not all..


    And if they don't balance your tires... Man I'd deal with someone else.. I hate shops that don't do the "little" things to make sure you get Decent service..
     
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    I haven't seen those balancing weights on car tires recently. Have they moved to something new?
     
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    The last two sets I bought, they put them on the inside of the wheels...where you can't see them and they don't make your nice wheels look ugly.
     
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    That's what I am talking about. Makes better sense.
     
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    Modern tire tech has been getting better about balanced off the line -- I've had to have weights put on both sides to balance the wheels, though, so that's a consideration.

    I have a 2000 Dakota 3.9L 4WD I need to have the entire rear end rebuilt on, or possibly the rear axle replaced because of the previous owner being an idiot. For example, I changed the oil and found a bottle of 15w-50 in the cab. I'll let that sink in.

    Had the truck maybe 4 months and the HID headlight kit he'd installed went bad. Luckily I wasn't driving at night when I found that out. Hasn't moved since the summer at this point since I can't afford to get the work done that needs doing.