BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-02-2017, 10:04 PM   #1
AndyW
Supreme Galactic Commander (one galaxy over...)
AndyW's Avatar
United_States
129
Rep
946
Posts

Drives: 2008 335i E93 & 2012 135i E82
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Washington, USA

iTrader: (1)

Alignment DIY - why not?

So, due to the fact that no local shops will align "out of spec" I started watching videos on aligning a car myself. TBH, it seems pretty straightforward. And some of the measurement tools are now pretty cheap

- https://www.amazon.com/YRD-TECH-Aadj...4401589&sr=8-5

Toe measurement seems pretty simple to get with a string also.

So...anyone do their own alignments? Am I missing something?

I also found this system that looks kinda cool.

https://www.quicktrickalignment.com/shop/pro-series/

Anyone have any experience with the quicktrick system?

Thx!
__________________
Best,
Andy

2012 135i E82 M-Sport - EVO1 FMIC, ERCP, Wedge MHD Tune//2008 335i E93 - HPF FMIC, ERCP, c-PE DPs, Wedge MHD Tune
Appreciate 0
      09-03-2017, 04:09 PM   #2
AndyW
Supreme Galactic Commander (one galaxy over...)
AndyW's Avatar
United_States
129
Rep
946
Posts

Drives: 2008 335i E93 & 2012 135i E82
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Washington, USA

iTrader: (1)

Still researching....wonder if one of these would be easily adaptable to an E82...

http://www.ironcanyonmotorsports.com...gnment-system/

http://www.ironcanyonmotorsports.com...gnment-system/
__________________
Best,
Andy

2012 135i E82 M-Sport - EVO1 FMIC, ERCP, Wedge MHD Tune//2008 335i E93 - HPF FMIC, ERCP, c-PE DPs, Wedge MHD Tune
Appreciate 0
      09-03-2017, 06:03 PM   #3
AndyW
Supreme Galactic Commander (one galaxy over...)
AndyW's Avatar
United_States
129
Rep
946
Posts

Drives: 2008 335i E93 & 2012 135i E82
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Washington, USA

iTrader: (1)

Pricey...but will fit our cars and it pretty slick.

https://www.flyinmiata.com/hub-stands.html
__________________
Best,
Andy

2012 135i E82 M-Sport - EVO1 FMIC, ERCP, Wedge MHD Tune//2008 335i E93 - HPF FMIC, ERCP, c-PE DPs, Wedge MHD Tune
Appreciate 0
      09-03-2017, 08:32 PM   #4
tracer bullet
Major
tracer bullet's Avatar
United_States
121
Rep
1,078
Posts

Drives: '11 135i - AW w/ TC
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Saint Paul, MN

iTrader: (1)

I'm guessing you have searched, but it's hard to believe you can't find a shop willing to do something out of spec. Well, shop could be the wrong word, I know at least around here there are people with the right equipment in their own garages and with a great local reputation. I wouldn't call it an underground thing, but you do have to be around car people and meets and such to know about them.

Where do the racers go?

Anyhow, DIY should be totally do-able, just not always easy. Keeping the weight of the car on the tires, while allowing those tires to move a little bit, and so on. The cost of the stuff might be as much or more than a lifetime's worth of alignments somewhere else, if you can find that "somewhere else".
Appreciate 0
      09-03-2017, 09:30 PM   #5
AndyW
Supreme Galactic Commander (one galaxy over...)
AndyW's Avatar
United_States
129
Rep
946
Posts

Drives: 2008 335i E93 & 2012 135i E82
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Washington, USA

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tracer bullet View Post
I'm guessing you have searched, but it's hard to believe you can't find a shop willing to do something out of spec. Well, shop could be the wrong word, I know at least around here there are people with the right equipment in their own garages and with a great local reputation. I wouldn't call it an underground thing, but you do have to be around car people and meets and such to know about them.

Where do the racers go?

Anyhow, DIY should be totally do-able, just not always easy. Keeping the weight of the car on the tires, while allowing those tires to move a little bit, and so on. The cost of the stuff might be as much or more than a lifetime's worth of alignments somewhere else, if you can find that "somewhere else".
Thx. I know there are shops in Seattle that will do it but on this side of the water where I am there is a dearth of all things "abnormal" for cars, for some reason.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:02 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST